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Creative Proposal Writer/Manager – Full Time

At Tether, we help brands define the human need that makes what they offer truly matter, through a unique approach that elevates story over style.

Tether was born in Seattle, 2008. We gave ourselves a name to reflect the enduring emotional connection we were determined to forge between brands and people, then set out to build our own creative playground, selling products we made, showing art we curated and hosting all kinds of community events and concerts.

A lot has changed since those early days. Throughout it all, we’ve remained steadfastly independent and wholly committed to being the kind of place we always wanted to work and the kind of creative partner we always wanted to work with.

Tether is seeking a Creative Proposal Writer/Manager to join our team. This is a great opportunity for someone from diverse industries that wants to work in a creative environment. Business development, or account management experience is a plus, but as long as you have a passion to learn, strong attention to detail, clear verbal and written communication skills and a strong team-oriented personality, we would love to talk to you. In this role you will be responsible for fielding responses to all new business inquiries and managing the proposal development process. This includes everything from assessing the ‘fit’ of the prospect to developing a detailed approach and response to all RFPs, and authoring proposals. A successful candidate will bring strong written and verbal communication skills, proactiveness, critical thinking, collaborative approach, empathy toward both client and agency challenges and business needs. Experience within the creative industry (agency or in-house) is strongly preferred but not required.

A BIT ABOUT THE ROLE

  • In collaboration with our Group Account Director and Leadership team, implement new business strategies to manage an effective response to all inquiries
  • Proactively respond to RFI, RFPs with the support of discipline leads, to author well-written proposals, and build SOWs with grammatically-sound narratives that satisfy client objectives and address project and business objectives
  • Partner with Creative Directors and Account Management to ensure key milestones are met while also having the agility to recognize and develop new opportunities
  • Driver on New Business pitches alongside Creative Directors and Account Managers
  • Responsible for development of Tether positioning in case studies and new business outreach
  • Engage prospects to determine viability/fit by establishing rapport and gaining insight into needs and other factors to inform Tether’s engagement
  • Demonstrate reliable workload management to support multiple projects, following details and appropriate prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Report on agency progress toward milestone completion, tracking, visualizing data to report on agency trends and insights
  • Manage and improve Tether new business tools (Workamajig, New Business Tracking and Revenue Reports)
  • Manage data analytics, insights and reporting of New Business annual trends and quarterly forecast for New Business
  • Monitor a holistic view of Tether’s reputation in the industry, via award entries, case studies, client mix and pricing and the presenting recommendations to Leadership Team for feedback
  • Manage and organize case study content for capabilities presentations
  • Bring passion, inspiration, and enthusiasm on a daily basis.

WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE FROM YOU

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience working in Business Development, Project Management, Account Management, Proposal Writing, or similar relevant experience.
  • Experience in a creative, in-house, or advertising agency setting or an understanding, and a desire to learn the creative process.
  • Able to proactively develop new business opportunities, from initial intake through final contract negotiations
  • Strong understanding of, or a desire to learn, Branding, Creative and Design processes
  • Demonstrate excellent project management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an expert eye for tracking details
  • Bring empathy, curiosity, and passion for building relationships to all interactions with clients and internal teams, cultivating trust and partnership
  • Demonstrate comfort, confidence and ease presenting in a large group setting 

 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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