Writer: RFP Research and Response for Digital Design Firm - Vancouver | KIMBO Design Inc | FreshGigs.ca | 23/12/15
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Writer: RFP Research and Response for Digital Design Firm full-time

Location: Vancouver
Salary: Competitive
Company Name: KIMBO Design Inc ()
Category: Business Dev/Sales, Copywriting / Writing, Marketing
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  • Professional and articulate
  • Excellent writing skills; expert communicator
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Problem solver
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting
  • Receptive to direction and critique

A successful candidate will possess the following skills and behaviours

  • Five years of experience in proposal or business writing in which sales skills are required
  • BA/BS degree in English, Journalism, Commerce or other related field
  • Capacity to work effectively within deadlines and short timeframes
  • Self-initiating and capable of working with little day-to-day supervision
  • Excellent coordination skills to manage multiple projects through completion
  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships with procurement decision makers
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively and proactively with a range of professionals at every level of the organization
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office including the ability to create and modify styles in Word

Main Duties:

  • Conduct research to discover industry aligned RFP’s – familiar with online bid portals
  • Working with creative team to produce engaging client and company content for response to proposals

General Writer Expectations:

  • Excellent English language skills; good understanding of grammar, punctuation, spelling, idioms and etc.
  • Thorough understanding of words, connotations, impact on audience, multiple meanings and etc.
  • Thorough understanding of writing for communication purposes so that messages are received accurately
  • Thorough understanding of writing for amarketing purposes so that desired audience responses occur
  • Thorough understanding of interviewing and research techniques


Proposal Writing & Research

  • Knowledge of BC Government and Federal Government bidding process
  • Knowledge of BC Bid, RFP.ca and MERX
  • Expert knowledge communications tools: Office Suite & Excel
  • Ensuring proposal documents meet RFP requirements and are company brand-compliant
  • Assisting in the preparation of site visits/bidders, meetings and oral presentation materials as required within proposal opportunities
  • Organizing proposal debriefs after an RFP submission


  • A winning track-record for writing proposals or frequent shortlisting
  • Working knowledge with InDesign, Basecamp & Function Fox time management software
  • Experience with Social Media and digital media buying
  • Experience with creating analytical reports and analyzing results in high level summaries

Timeline Breakdown

  • 40 hours/week on researching, reading, and responding to RFP’s

This is a three-month contract with the opportunity for a full-time position. Will also consider freelance and part-time.

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