Manager, Business Development Communication/Proposal Writer Multiple Locations, Remote, Texas
About Us
At Korn Ferry, we grasp every opportunity to surprise others and ourselves by going beyond expectations to deliver a bit extra. We call it exceeding potential. To inspire and excite people, teams, even entire organizations. To bring companies’ strategies to life. To unite boardrooms and workforces. To unlock potential, realize ambitions, and change lives. Together, we are smarter. Together we are stronger. Together, we are more than.

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.

Our 7,500 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. We offer five core solutions.

Organizational Strategy
Assessment and Succession
Talent Acquisition
Leadership Development
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The Role
The Manager, Business Development Communications/Graphic Designer supports the activities of the Korn Ferry Business Development Center of Excellence (BD CoE), with a focus on assisting with writing, preparing, and managing the delivery of winning proposals and the creation of proposal graphics and presentations.

These activities fall within the Korn Ferry sales process and require the creation of focused proposals that feature business outcomes for clients and that challenge their thinking.

Key Accountabilities

Manage and drive the development (strategy), writing, production, and editing of client proposals as part of the Korn Ferry sales process, including engaging with necessary resources, establishing timelines, facilitating reviews, ensuring adherence to proposal instructions, assembling and finalizing proposal document, and ensuring the proposal is of high quality and delivered on time to the client.
Use a variety of mediums to achieve compelling and current effects created by computer technology (i.e., inclusion of videos and sophisticated graphics).
Create and edit graphical elements for client deliverables (proposals, presentations, and collateral) and internal deliverables using a range of software programs: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint.
Provide outstanding writing in formal business proposals and internal communications, including development of key content and refining and editing various deliverables.
Assist in high quality, engaging presentation development for service offering lines and proposal short list presentations.
Partner with subject-matter experts (SMEs) to create content/copy that address the client's needs and issues.
Enter and help maintain an RFP online library.
Develop a deep knowledge of Korn Ferry services and products.
Adhere to and promote usage of Korn Ferry brand and style guidelines.
Ensure implementation of consistent execution processes of key BD CoE functions and help craft, implement, and improve processes when needed.
Proactively develop effective relationships with sales team members, SMEs, and peers.
Other duties as assigned.
Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree required.
3-5 years relevant work experience in a similar industry and/or in supporting the sales process.
Proposal writing and editing skills.
Experience in graphic design.
Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
Proficiency in software programs: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint.
Ability to work independently at a high-quality level.
Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment.
Knowledge of the sales process or experience working within a sales environment.
High attention to detail.
Strong customer service focus.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to see beyond immediate needs and "think outside the box."
Flexibility; ability to adapt well in an ambiguous and fast changing environment.
Ability to prioritize multiple projects; time management.
Highly collaborative and strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with cross- functional and virtual teams across multiple internal workgroups.

Getting Organized

Is well organized, resourceful, and planful; effective and efficient at marshalling multiple resources to get things done; lays out tasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; is able to get things done with less and in less time; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles.
Being Organizationally Savvy

Quickly learns to navigate the Korn Ferry matrix; maze bright; knows where to go to get what he/she needs; politically aware and agile; knows the right thing to do; presents views and arguments well.
Communicating Effectively

Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; strongly gets a message across.
Relating Skills

Warm, friendly, and interpersonally agile; easy to approach and talk to; relates well to all kinds of people; makes a pleasant first impression and builds solid relationships.
Demonstrating Personal Flexibility

Open to lifelong, continuous personal improvement; aware of self and impact on others; responsive to feedback; is very flexible; adaptive to change and managing disagreement within a team; is adaptable to demand characteristics of different situations.

Korn Ferry is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.