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We are seeking a highly motivated, confident individual to join the Canada Strategic Pursuits team. As a Senior Pursuit Strategist, you provide strategic and tactical support to help win new business. You actively participate in the proposal management process and co-author content for proposals, oral presentations, and other pursuit collateral. In the role, you will work with Client Executives, client service professionals, designers, other Pursuits Strategists across Canada, and an international team of Pursuit Coordinators.
Your key responsibilities
Manage the strategic communications process on the firm's largest and strategically significant pursuits
Research, write and edit standard and customized proposal content
Actively drive the pursuit as part of the proposal management process which includes the coordination of information from contributors and follow-up on action items to achieve a coordinated team effort
Contribute and/or facilitate meetings with bid response team members
Monitor the progress of all pursuit activities for adherence to deadlines and quality standards
Manage multiple proposals/priorities simultaneously
Review final pursuit collateral for quality, format and content for adherence to the firm's brand standards
Serve as a liaison between the proposal response team and other support functions
Provide oral presentation coaching
Build and leverage relationships within the Markets Organization across the country
Contribute to team, firm and Market Organization initiatives as part of continuous improvement objectives
Provide mentorship to Pursuit Strategists and share leading practices with pursuit teams
Note: this role does not have direct reports
Skills and attributes for success
Exceptional writing and editing skills
Strong business acumen
Organized, detail-oriented and highly deadline-driven
Strong project management skills, the ability to establish priorities, set and manage schedules, and coordinate multiple projects at one time
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
Highly developed computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and cloud-based technology
Direct or indirect experience managing a team of people
To qualify for the role you must have
Bachelor's degree required (major in Language, Communications, Marketing or Business); graduate degree or equivalent experience preferred
Minimum 7-10 years relevant proposal experience preferred
Ideally, you'll also have
Experience in professional services (e.g., accounting, management consulting, legal, architectural, engineering) highly desirable
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you
Diversity and Inclusion at EY
Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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