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AON Proposal Manager in Virtual, Illinois

Aon is Looking for an Project Proposal Manager– Commercial Risk Solutions

As part of an industry-leading team, you will help empower results for our clients by delivering innovative and effective solutions to our Aon Risk Solutions – Pursuit and Creative team.

A hybrid working style is helpful, but are also open to a remote working style for this opportunity!

What the day will look like

As a Project Proposal Manager, you will report directly to the Commercial Risk Manager. You will work on bids for our Aon Commercial Risk Solutions business unit writing, revising, proofreading, and finalizing proposals in response to RFPs (request for proposals) and presentations specific to client strategies. The opportunities will focus on our risk and construction lines of business.

The Proposal Manager will lead, plan, develop, produce, and deliver proposals and presentations required by client solicitations. You will provide hands-on management of the entire full-cycle project development processes, including but not limited to leading kick-off meetings, writing customized content, monitoring timelines, editing documents, working on presentation results, and ensuring compliance with the Aon brand.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with colleagues across Risk Solutions, as well as product and industry practice sales teams, and designers, to ensure that proposals and presentations reflect the best technical, management, and support offerings that Aon can make in response to RFPs.

You will be expected to assist in achieving national goals for new business and client retention via execution of the core responsibilities of the position, which focus on responding to offensive (new business) and defensive (retention/jeopardy) requests for proposals (RFPs) and presentations.

Essential job functions

  • Responsible for handling large and complex proposals and presentations

  • Continue to develop a practical and working understanding of Aon culture and solutions (this includes, but is not limited to commercial risk brokerage lines, actuarial, data & analytics, claims and risk control, initiatives related to D&I, ESG, and client management etc.)

  • Coordinate and lead proposal meetings ensuring a response strategy is established and implemented

  • Work with consultants and subject matter experts to develop customized content

  • Partner with the lead designer to ensure proposals and presentations are strategic and visually impactful

  • Lead presentation brainstorming and development sessions

  • Effectively collaborate with graphic designers on every project

  • Ability to work independently at a fast pace while being flexible in light of project shifts

    Skills and experience that will lead to success

  • 5+ years of professional work experience in bid management, insurance, and brokerage proven experience strongly preferred

  • Proven background in the development of custom strategic content (leveraging strategic messaging/value propositions) and strong editing skills required

  • Ability to handle multiple bids simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, meeting all deadlines

  • Experience with crafting oral presentation deliverables, partnering with a designer and the account team

  • Ability to learn quickly and show flexibility to adapt in a growing group, working both independently and with a team mentality (required)

  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

    Requirements

    Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, or related fields in communication required

  • Will consider relevant experience in place of Bachelor’s degree

    Technical:

  • Working understanding of proposal management software (SharePoint, Loopio, monday.com ) strongly preferred

  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required

    The salary range for this position (intended for U.S. applicants) is $80,000 to $88,000 annually. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s education, experience, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. The salary may also be adjusted based on applicant’s geographic location.

    Oview of our benefits fo this opportunity

    Aon offers a comprehensive package of benefits for full-time and regular part-time colleagues, including, but not limited to: a 401(k) savings plan with employer contributions; an employee stock purchase plan; consideration for long-term incentive awards at Aon’s discretion; medical, dental and vision insurance, various types of leaves of absence, paid time off, including 12 paid holidays throughout the calendar year, 15 days of paid vacation per year, paid sick leave as provided under state and local paid sick leave laws, short-term disability and optional long-term disability, health savings account, health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts, employee and dependent life insurance and supplemental life and AD&D insurance; optional personal insurance policies, adoption assistance, tuition assistance, commuter benefits, and an employee assistance p rogram that includes free counseling sessions. Eligibility for benefits is governed by the applicable plan documents and policies.

    How we support our colleagues

    In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself. We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!

    Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.

    Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

    Aon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status.

    We welcome applications from all and provide individuals with disabilities with reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application, interview process and to perform essential job functions once onboard. If you would like to learn more about the reasonable accommodations we provide, email ReasonableAccommodations@Aon.com

    Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Aon is in the business of better decisions

    At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world. As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.

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    #LI-Remote

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    Aon is Looking for an Project Proposal Manager– Commercial Risk Solutions

    As part of an industry-leading team, you will help empower results for our clients by delivering innovative and effective solutions to our Aon Risk Solutions – Pursuit and Creative team.

    A hybrid working style is helpful, but are also open to a remote working style for this opportunity!

    What the day will look like

    As a Project Proposal Manager, you will report directly to the Commercial Risk Manager. You will work on bids for our Aon Commercial Risk Solutions business unit writing, revising, proofreading, and finalizing proposals in response to RFPs (request for proposals) and presentations specific to client strategies. The opportunities will focus on our risk and construction lines of business.

    The Proposal Manager will lead, plan, develop, produce, and deliver proposals and presentations required by client solicitations. You will provide hands-on management of the entire full-cycle project development processes, including but not limited to leading kick-off meetings, writing customized content, monitoring timelines, editing documents, working on presentation results, and ensuring compliance with the Aon brand.

    In this role, you will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with colleagues across Risk Solutions, as well as product and industry practice sales teams, and designers, to ensure that proposals and presentations reflect the best technical, management, and support offerings that Aon can make in response to RFPs.

    You will be expected to assist in achieving national goals for new business and client retention via execution of the core responsibilities of the position, which focus on responding to offensive (new business) and defensive (retention/jeopardy) requests for proposals (RFPs) and presentations.

    Essential job functions

  • Responsible for handling large and complex proposals and presentations

  • Continue to develop a practical and working understanding of Aon culture and solutions (this includes, but is not limited to commercial risk brokerage lines, actuarial, data & analytics, claims and risk control, initiatives related to D&I, ESG, and client management etc.)

  • Coordinate and lead proposal meetings ensuring a response strategy is established and implemented

  • Work with consultants and subject matter experts to develop customized content

  • Partner with the lead designer to ensure proposals and presentations are strategic and visually impactful

  • Lead presentation brainstorming and development sessions

  • Effectively collaborate with graphic designers on every project

  • Ability to work independently at a fast pace while being flexible in light of project shifts

    Skills and experience that will lead to success

  • 5+ years of professional work experience in bid management, insurance, and brokerage proven experience strongly preferred

  • Proven background in the development of custom strategic content (leveraging strategic messaging/value propositions) and strong editing skills required

  • Ability to handle multiple bids simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, meeting all deadlines

  • Experience with crafting oral presentation deliverables, partnering with a designer and the account team

  • Ability to learn quickly and show flexibility to adapt in a growing group, working both independently and with a team mentality (required)

  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

    Requirements

    Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, or related fields in communication required

  • Will consider relevant experience in place of Bachelor’s degree

    Technical:

  • Working understanding of proposal management software (SharePoint, Loopio, monday.com ) strongly preferred

  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required

    The salary range for this position (intended for U.S. applicants) is $80,000 to $88,000 annually. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s education, experience, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. The salary may also be adjusted based on applicant’s geographic location.

    Oview of our benefits fo this opportunity

    Aon offers a comprehensive package of benefits for full-time and regular part-time colleagues, including, but not limited to: a 401(k) savings plan with employer contributions; an employee stock purchase plan; consideration for long-term incentive awards at Aon’s discretion; medical, dental and vision insurance, various types of leaves of absence, paid time off, including 12 paid holidays throughout the calendar year, 15 days of paid vacation per year, paid sick leave as provided under state and local paid sick leave laws, short-term disability and optional long-term disability, health savings account, health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts, employee and dependent life insurance and supplemental life and AD&D insurance; optional personal insurance policies, adoption assistance, tuition assistance, commuter benefits, and an employee assistance p rogram that includes free counseling sessions. Eligibility for benefits is governed by the applicable plan documents and policies.

    How we support our colleagues

    In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself. We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!

    Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.

    Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

    Aon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status.

    We welcome applications from all and provide individuals with disabilities with reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application, interview process and to perform essential job functions once onboard. If you would like to learn more about the reasonable accommodations we provide, email ReasonableAccommodations@Aon.com

    Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Aon is in the business of better decisions

    At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world. As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.

    #LI-CC1

    #LI-Remote

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