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Research Analyst

Istation

Research Analyst

Dallas, TX
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    THE PROPOSALS MANAGER WILL LEAD A TEAM OF BUSINESS PROPOSAL WRITERS WHOSE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IS TO RESPOND TO SCHOOL DISTRICT AND STATE-WIDE RFPS, RFIS AND CATALOG BIDS. THE PROPOSALS MANAGER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BALANCING WORKLOAD ACROSS THE TEAM, MAINTAINING ADHERENCE TO TIMELINES/PROCESSES AND ENSURING A HIGH QUALITY FINAL PRODUCT TO REPRESENT ISTATION.

    POSITION DETAILS

    • Full-time position at our Dallas-based corporate office
    • Reports to Chief Financial Officer
    • Base salary
    • Group health plan and company-wide options
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Building amenities

    MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Determine which RFPs, RFIs and catalog bids to respond to
    • Manage team of proposal writers, including determining work assignments, evaluating performance, recognizing key accomplishments and managing personnel issues
    • Ensure adherence to timelines, interim deadlines and standard processes
    • Interface with other departments on timelines, processes, etc.
    • Review proposals before submission
    • Write RFP responses as needed
    • Conduct comprehensive win/loss analysis
    • Ensure appropriate resources (e.g., subscription services, information storage software, etc.) available to the team
    • Perform other job duties as assigned

    Required Skills

    • Demonstrated leadership capability; able to set priorities and ensure achievement
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with direct reports, department heads and subject matter experts across the organization
    • Commitment to developing and maintaining a standardized process across the team
    • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
    • Ability to be flexible and multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities
    • Ability to work as needed to meet tight deadlines and at peak periods

    Required Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 6 years of experience in proposal writing and/or management
    • Proven track record of winning proposals
    • Experience specific to Ed Tech industry preferred

    KEY COMPETENCIES

    • Show strong personal ownership and ability to set and meet high professional standards.
    • Be passionate about what you do every day.
    • Be detail-oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills.
    • Think analytically about possible impacts to operational business costs.
    • Possess an aptitude for high-level efficiency.
    • Have a proven track record of success with a strong work ethic and self-discipline.
    • Possess strong listening skills with the ability to diagnose issues and provide solutions.
    • Be able to learn independently, conduct research, and synthesize and apply information from a variety of resources.
    • Have strong time-management and organizational skills with a proven ability to handle and follow through on multiple tasks or projects.
    • Have strong quantitative and qualitative skills.
    • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    • Effectively manage information and monitor tasks to identify, analyze, and solve problems.
    • Take initiative and meet deadlines.
    • Be personally responsible, accountable, punctual, and reliable.
    • Be nimble and flexible, tolerate stress, and work well both independently and within diverse teams in an ever-changing product development environment.
    • Converse well with non-related personnel, other engineers and internal SCRUM teams to include members who are educators, creative artists, sales people, and/or anyone who may be a part of our business infrastructure.
    • Have strong digital skills and aptitude, including proficiency with computers and basic applications software including Concur, Microsoft Office, and Google Mail.
  • Qualifications
    • Demonstrated leadership capability; able to set priorities and ensure achievement
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with direct reports, department heads and subject matter experts across the organization
    • Commitment to developing and maintaining a standardized process across the team
    • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
    • Ability to be flexible and multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities
    • Ability to work as needed to meet tight deadlines and at peak periods