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ID:  118857
Location: 

Arlington, VA, US

Proposal Writer

APL, one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, offers more than 90 weekly services and call ports in over 50 countries worldwide. We provide container transportation through our international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce. APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saade. CMA CGM has a global presence thanks to its numerous vessels calling various ports all over the world. CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. Headquartered in Marseilles, the Group has employees all over the world in hundreds of agencies. With over 160 years of experience, APL has the knowledge and the expertise to help our customers grow their businesses and negotiate in an increasingly complex and ever-changing global marketplace - whether that is venturing into new territories or growing in already developed markets.

Are you a skilled strategic writer passionate about influencing business audiences? Can you create compelling and crisp written content? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment? Then we’re looking for talent like you to join our Pursuit Management team!

 

Work you’ll do

As a Pursuit Manager/Proposal Writer, you’ll use your writing skills and experience to:

  • Support priority bid opportunities for new business pursuits
  • Write executive summaries and pursuit materials that articulate our strategic messaging in a compelling and persuasive manner
  • Capture, shape, and synthesize information to reflect a cohesive message, written in one voice
  • Translate technical information and business jargon into clear, consistent, and grammatically correct content
  • Demonstrate a finely-tuned ability to sift through a discussion, extracting the most significant information and action items
  • Engage with pursuit teams strategically, posing questions that encourage a team to consider all aspects of the client’s position, and draw out essential messaging
  • Collaborate with graphic designers, project managers, pursuit coaches, and client service teams to build creative and innovative material
  • Prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, traveling nationwide to work onsite with pursuit teams

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in English, journalism, communications, humanities, liberal arts, or related disciplines
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • A quasi-journalistic ability to quickly grasp specialist knowledge and make it clear for external parties
  • Strong executive presence
  • Agility and speed in executing strong writing
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to “get smart quick” on a wide variety of topics
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask within a fast-paced, challenging, and deadline-driven environment
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time
  • in the future.
  • Travel up to 25% (While 25% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.)

 

 

 

 

APL is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Alternative application methods are available for individuals who are unable to use or access our online application system.    For assistance, please contact us at Applicant_Assistance@apl.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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