Since 1955, millions of investors in the United States and around the globe have relied on Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) for world-class investment management. Federated has grown to become one of the nation's largest investment managers with $527 billion in assets under management. With the recent addition of Hermes in 2018, we have added a premier ESG integrated asset manager along with one of the strongest stewardship teams in the world.
What we are looking for:
We’re searching for a Proposal/ Senior Proposal Specialist to join our team. This role is responsible for responding to requests from prospective and existing clients and consultants for new business opportunities via RFPs. This includes developing compelling proposal language, working closely with firm subject matter experts, senior executives and distribution partners through each stage of the process, communicating project plans to the appropriate parties and collaborating with team members to ensure each proposal is completed in a timely and effective manner. If you are a self-motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly-visible, team environment, this may be the role for you.
What you will be doing:
With a demonstrated understanding of the investment management industry, manage the proposal production process by responding to requests from prospective and existing clients and consultants for new business opportunities via RFPs
Leveraging knowledge of Federated and our product offerings, determine product suitability, positioning points, key strategies and themes customized for each proposal submission
While exhibiting strong writing skills, craft and edit written responses to best position Federated’ s capabilities as solutions for clients’ investment needs
Work closely with internal subject matter experts through each stage of the proposal process and foster relationships with partners throughout the firm to aid in this task
Effectively communicate project plans and timelines to each party involved, including Proposal Team members, sales, product teams, etc.
Prioritize responsibilities to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects, groups and activities within client-directed deadlines
Secure executive, legal and financial review and approvals as appropriate
Provide ongoing input regarding process improvements
Contribute significantly to proposal content development and enhancements
**The experience level of the candidate will determine level of position as Proposal Specialist or Sr. Proposal Specialist**
The experience and skills you bring:
Two to five years of progressive experience in proposals (RFPs), marketing or sales related business development activities required; proposal writing experience preferred
Knowledge of and experience in the investment management industry, in particular familiarity with key terminology, market trends, regulatory considerations, etc., strongly preferred
Experience in managing complex projects and working with subject matter experts under tight deadlines
Strong proficiency in MS Office products required; experience using Content Management Systems ability to plan, organize, monitor and manage all products simultaneously, ensuring efficient utilization of all resources available to achieve project objectives
Must demonstrate a cooperative attitude and effective interpersonal and communication skills
Hours / Location:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (overtime as needed)
Warrendale, PA. 15086 preferred. Will consider Boston, MA and New York, NY.
Federated Investors, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs. We provide our associates with paid vacation and holidays, retirement plan options, an educational assistance program, and other programs to meet the diverse needs of our expanding workforce. We offer a professional work environment with opportunities for growth, development and career advancement.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, familial or marital status, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other criteria prohibited by local, state or federal law.
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For more than 60 years, Federated Hermes has provided world-class investment solutions to financial professionals in the United States and around the world. Federated Hermes' employees have defined the qualities of the company’s success over the decades: a reputation for integrity and excellence, a commitment to customers and employees and a history of longstanding client relationships. While each market cycle brings new opportunities and challenges to the company, Federated Hermes continues to foster employee commitment to excellence in the investment management industry.