MARKETING & PROPOSAL SPECIALIST

Location: Kitchener

Practice: Corporate Services

Posted: 06-26-2020

Expires: 07-19-2020

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Thank you to all applicants in advance. Due to the volume of applications, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of contact and provisions will be arranged.

About Us and Our Integrated Approach

WalterFedy has big plans for the future and we need the best talent to make it happen. As a multi-discipline architecture, engineering, and construction firm, the business is always evolving. Our team needs to be agile, ambitious, and persistent in the pursuit of our shared goals.  

 

We have a long history in the Waterloo Region, but that doesn’t mean we’re old fashioned. We strive to push the envelope, think differently, and address everything we do with creativity. When we consistently approach projects in inventive ways, clients get better results, our team thrives, and we challenge our industry to redefine what’s possible. 

 

At WalterFedy, collaboration is a key part of our identity. With so many talented professionals under one roof, you’ll find cross-discipline support for your projects is always within reach. Our team is made up of the industry’s best architects; civil, electrical, mechanical, and structural engineers; technologists; energy and carbon specialists; asset and facility management specialists; construction managers; and corporate services professionals. Together, we’re building better communities with smart, influential design.  

 

Role Overview

This role will allow you to combine your stellar writing, marketing and project management skills with your ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to complete winning proposals and support corporate marketing activities. Reporting to the Team Leader, Marketing and Business Development, the Specialist leads proposals including searching for bids, discussing win strategies, and the design of the final product. You will also work with the marketing team to ensure all company marketing materials are kept relevant and current, including writing and editing CVs and project profiles, creating marketing packages, developing pursuit strategies, designing graphics and layouts, writing blogs, and preparing presentations.  

 

What We Love
  • You are a self-starter who will tackle challenges head-on 
  • You get the importance of paying attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture 
  • You thrive on delivering compelling stories highlighting the experience and abilities of the company  
  • You embrace progressive change, out-of-the-box thinking, and working in a high-energy environment 
 
What You Will Do
  • Responsible for all aspects of the proposal process including reviewing request for proposal (RFPs) documents, leading strategy meetings, and working closely with internal experts to prepare, write and edit proposal responses including methodology, approach and schedules. 
  • Complete the layout and design of proposals that are error-free and will pique the reader’s interest through strong content complemented by your excellent design. 
  • Review final proposal documents for compliance, prepare final documents (including printing when required), and submit to clients on deadline and via their preferred platform. 
  • Scan public tendering sites for RFPs and related opportunities aligned with the firm’s portfolio for the technical team for review. 
  • Provide quality assurance checks by reviewing proposals and marketing material created by team members. 
  • Create presentations to support our business development team during the interview process. 
  • Provide marketing support and assistance to personnel in their pursuit of new business. 
  • Maintain and update project descriptions, and corporate/department profiles, CVs and bios for technical staff, and our photography database (bonus points if you’re good with a camera). 
  • Create and maintain content for the company website and social media including writing blogs, creating graphics and SEO. 
  • Develop layouts and templates for marketing collateral, such as marketing packages, signage, recruitment briefs, and one-pagers. 
  • Monitor industry award opportunities and prepare award submissions. 
  • Work with our technical staff to find speaking opportunities and help prepare presentation materials. 
 
What We Need
  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in a related field such as English, Liberal arts, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Business. 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in a proposal writing or marketing/communications role. 
  • Strong writing and editing skills (we love a good word nerd on our team). 
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Proven project management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment where meeting deadlines is critical. 
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite considered an asset.  
  • Direct proposal management experience within the construction, architectural and engineering industries would be great, but it isn’t necessary. 
     
What We Offer
  • Competitive salary plus performance-based bonus. 
  • Three weeks’ vacation. 
  • Reimbursement of annual dues for professional organizations. 
  • Employee referral program. 
  • Employee social club – employees attend a variety of recreational and cultural events. 
  • Strong volunteer outreach to the community – we support Habitat for Humanity, Hockey Helps the Homeless, KidsAbility and many other organizations. 

Working Conditions and Safety 

Standard hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and some overtime hours may be required from time to time. The ability to travel away from the office is required to assist and attend on-site project meetings.

In this role, you will work within the company safety policies and procedures, and adhere to any applicable federal or provincial legislation.

 

Why Join Our Team? 

We offer challenging and rewarding careers, and are committed to integrity and business ethics, with safety as a top priority. We promote a healthy balance between our employees’ professional and personal lives, taking time to appreciate our work and celebrate our achievements. To learn more about our company visit our website at www.walterfedy.com/about

 

How to Apply

Please apply above through our internal system with your cover letter and resume, indicating the position you are applying for. 

 

If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of contact and provisions will be arranged. 

Thank you for your interest in WalterFedy!

 

Location: Kitchener Office
675 Queen Street South, Suite 111
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2M 1A1