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Mgr, Technical Proposal Writer

| Seattle

Company Description

Accolade is a personalized health and benefits solution that dramatically improves the experience, outcomes and cost of healthcare for employers, health plans and their members. With a unique blend of compassionate advisors, clinical experts and intelligent technologies, we engage individuals and families in their health, establish trust, and influence their decisions at every stage of care. Accolade connects the widest array of personal health data and programs to present a single point of contact to the most effective health and benefits resources, while coordinating with providers at every step. Accolade consistently achieves 70 and higher Net Promoter Scores, 98% consumer satisfaction ratings, and up to 15% employer cost savings. Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes, a fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 5000, and is consistently rated a Top Workplace across the country. For more information, visit accolade.com.

Job Description

The Sr Proposal Writer reports to EVP Marketing and has experience working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. This position is responsible for supporting the preparation of RFP, RFQ, and RFI responses and business proposals in order to increase revenue opportunities for Accolade. This includes bringing our product roadmap to life for prospects, coordinating the exchange of formal questions and answers with the development team ensuring that all roadmap updates, amendments, and modifications are communicated across the team, collecting data from the departments and cross-functional teams for the development and writing of proposals, and gathering information and completing the necessary documents.

A day in the life…

  • Interpret product roadmaps and weave them into a clear and compelling story for prospects.
  • Create a compelling consistent narrative regarding our product suite inclusive of roadmap initiatives. This narrative will be used not just in proposals but also in messaging by the sales team, marketing materials and internal/external communication by executives.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Product & Tech, Legal and Procurement staff to author, review and edit a highly detailed, comprehensive description of all specifications and requirements and translate technical information into clear business and functional requirements.
  • Meet and communicate with stakeholders to review and clarify information, and update timely and accurately based on feedback.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of experience:
  • Authoring, reviewing and editing Requests for Proposals (RFP) using Microsoft Office Suite Products and MS Visio
  • Resolving issues inherent in large, complex solicitation for IT products and services,
  • Advising on RFP revisions to meet the needs of stakeholders,
  • Assessing information technology services contracting practices, standards, terms and conditions, and
  • Assessing contractual obligations, provisions, gaps and risk areas.
  • Collaborating across various departments
  • Communicating and presenting to C level executives
  • Probing for clear understanding
  • Impeccable written English skills
  • Strong team player with outstanding communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Reading and interpreting product road maps
  • Exceling in swiftly changing, dynamic software development situations
  • Learning new technologies quickly
  • Ability to drive, follow, and evangelize cross-team processes
  • Capturing and maintaining institutional knowledge

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

We are right in the heart of the action downtown, located at the Washington State Convention Center (https://www.wscc.com)

An Insider's view of Accolade

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Someone in our office hacked into the white noise machine speakers and installed a Slackbot to play music from Spotify where anyone can add to the queue. We start it every Friday afternoon and it's amazing.

Ben

Sr. Director Product Management

What does your typical day look like?

We’re talking to people who are searching for ways to create value both for their employees and for their cost centers. Normally, in other companies, you are pitching something that either saves time or money. Here, we are spreading the word about something that can profoundly change or save lives. Who wouldn’t want to do this kind of work?

Lyndi

Sr. Demand Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Nothing beats the culture here. You have people who can help you grow and contribute to the best of your abilities- that is the best thing about Accolade. I started as an Intern and now am a Business Intelligence Developer!

Akshay

Business Intelligence Developer III

What is your vision for the company?

We have an opportunity to change the way consumers experience the healthcare system that's really not working in their favor. Healthcare is complicated, anxiety-creating, and it's too expense. Our service has an opportunity to make life better for the consumer, drive costs down for the business, and actually make people healthier.

Raj

CEO

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love how cross-functional Business Development is, because it allows us to work with so many different constituents across the business. Accolade is a talented yet humble team, where trust in each other is paramount. In this culture, I watch people to reach their greatest potential without feeling alone in the face of exciting challenges.

Jennifer

Sr. Director Business Development

What are Accolade Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We are encouraged to volunteer through a variety of company sponsored events, such as A Day On, Not a Day Off, our annual MLK Day of Service and by using our additional PTO day of volunteerism.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have spirit, wellness, philanthropy, and recognition committees which are cross-collaborative throughout the entire company.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
From our CEO, across to the rest of the org, not a single personal office exists in any Accolade location- we have open facilities ripe for cross-collaboration.
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
We have a homegrown idea management program called "Bold Ideas," a team who owns the "Innovation Loop" roadmap, as well as various Designathon and Hackathon activities.
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
We empower each other by creating an inclusive environment & living our values out loud. We embrace differences & value diversity of thinkers & thought. We are Accolade & we are changing healthcare
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We also offer an option to add a Health Savings Account (HSA).
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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