Premise Health
June 8, 2021
Brentwood, Tennessee
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Welcome to the new standard of healthcare! 

Premise Health is the world’s leading healthcare access provider. We deliver purpose-driven career experiences in a culture-centric work environment—ensuring that employees at the nation's best companies get, stay, and be well. In a changing healthcare environment, we know there's a better way for organizations to help their people live healthier lives by delivering the right care at the right time, right where they work. Partnered with visionary organizations around the globe, we offer a broad range of healthcare services and deliver an effortless patient experience that raises the bar, lowers costs, and redefines the meaning of quality care. By shifting the conversation from cost to return and from treatment to prevention, we are committed to help people, their families, and the organizations they work for be at their best.

We are looking for a Lead Proposal Writer (BDS) to work remotely! If you possess a “whatever it takes attitude” keep reading.


It’s hard to pinpoint a “typical” day here (and who wants typical anyway?), but as an integral component of Premise Health’s success, Business Development Strategy Proposal Leads support the organization’s overall growth objectives through comprehensive written responses to information and proposal requests. Through their ability to manage the proposal process, as well as craft appropriate and aligned responses by leveraging a multitude of resources, Proposal Leads support new client acquisition, growth of existing client relationships, and retention of existing client relationships.

As part of the Business Development Strategy team at Premise Health, Proposal Leads play an important role in supporting the organization’s ability to provide timely, professional responses for external stakeholders. This role is instrumental in supporting Sales and Operations teams in delivering consistent, well-articulated, and strategic responses that support Premise Health’s brand message while increasing the likelihood of being awarded new opportunities

What You’ll Do for Us:

Business Development Strategy Proposal Leads coordinate and drive the response development and review processes across multiple teams. Proposal Leads serve as Premise Health’s in-house experts in creating and assembling top tier responses that align with the vision of internal stakeholders, organizational business strategies, and the requestor’s needs and requirements.

In this role, Proposal Leads will lead the proposal process through assisting in bid strategy creating, maintaining deadline and process schedules, organizing and leveraging cross-functional resources, writing content, and coordinating inputs and reviews. Owning response development and finalization from start to finish, Proposal Leads identify are also responsible for understanding the competitive risk associated with delivering responses in a highly regulated and competitive industry, adhering to internal and external compliance requirements and managing that risk throughout the response strategy development.

Proposal Leads are required to maintain in-depth knowledge of Premise Health’s products, strategies, services, and messaging, as well as a broad understanding of the organization’s competitive landscape. This knowledge is critical in crafting effective, accurate content and responses to external information requests such as Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Information (RFIs).

Proposal Leads use standard content as well as compose tailored content to communicate in clear, concise, and compelling language that differentiates Premise Health as an industry leader. Working closely alongside Growth, Sales and Operational team throughout the creation and approval process, Proposal Leads are ultimately responsible for on-time response delivery to the requestor and for maintaining responses and content within Premise Health’s proposal management system.

To support the ongoing internal assessment of opportunities and process effectiveness, Proposal Leads are responsible for overseeing the external response request pipeline, which includes managing, tracking, and reporting on current and expected requests. They also drive and maintain the continual assessment and development of best practices, applicable system administration and evaluation, and ongoing process continuous improvement.

As part of the Business Development Strategy function, Proposal Leads will also have opportunities to be involved in additional projects to support broader function and organizational needs.

  • Leads RFP/RFI response-related activities from inception to completion, including intake, management, status tracking, delivery, and reporting
  • Develops and executes full proposal plan:
  • Establishes timeline, roles and responsibilities, due dates, and workflows
  • Provides collaborative strategic response guidance
  • Identifies and coordinates with appropriate internal resources across multiple business segments for accurate and up-to-date response development
  • When existing responses don’t exist, skillfully creates aligned and relevant response content
  • Assists in optimizing response messaging
  • Facilitates compliance reviews across various teams
  • Coordinates, obtains, and tracks approved references
  • Drives accountability through all coordinated parties
  • Delivers of final documents and supplemental materials within request scope
  • Completes full-cycle information and proposal request process on time and error-free
  • Conducts accurate and timely follow-up in support of finalist opportunities
  • Populates, updates, maintains, and evaluates the proposal management database
  • Completes regular internal communications and reporting updates, including:
  • Proposal management system content and updates
  • Client references
  • Status reporting
  • Content request trends
  • Wins and losses
  • Feedback
  • Supports organizational growth and branding opportunities
  • Identifies and supports market alignment activities
  • Participates in ongoing internal educational and training sessions
  • Proactively reviews organizational communications for ongoing content alignment
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties in relation to providing and maintaining responses
  • Minimal travel on an as-needed basis


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Proposal Writing, Professional Writing, Journalism, Communications, English, or related field
  • APMP or professional proposal designation preferred


  • Strong organizational, process management, problem solving, and writing skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively independently and with a collaborative team
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience leading proposal strategies, processes, and development (healthcare industry experience a plus)
  • Track record of on time, error-free response delivery
  • Ability to collaborate with both internal and external resources to develop strategies that meet defined goals within established timelines
  • Possess a high degree of customer service to internal and external customers, including meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with individuals at all levels of an organization
  • Strong time management skills
  • Experience prioritizing and organizing tasks while tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates
  • Experience with proposal management software and development tools

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced skill in Microsoft Word
  • Competent in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel or equivalent programs
  • Proficient in navigating new online platforms, such as customer bid platforms or online submission sites
  • Competent in navigating and leveraging content management software, such as RocketDocs, RFP 360 or similar programs

What We’ll Do for You:

At Premise Health, you’re not an employee – you’re a team member. We have health centers, pharmacies, fitness centers and offices scattered across the country, but we’re all working together to deliver exemplary and delightful service to our clients, their employees and family members. We’re proud of the culture we’ve built, and we aim to assist our team members in living their best life – in and out of the workplace. That’s why you’ll find us taking a yoga class together or starting a book club. We know that we can only help people get, stay, and be well if we do the same for ourselves. We’re also not afraid to share what we’re up to – check out some of our smiling faces.

As an employer, we want to compensate you for the work you do with more than a paycheck (although you’ll get one of those too). Premise Health offers competitive benefits packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), paid holidays and vacation time, and a company-sponsored wellness program. We are an equal opportunity employer of nice people and value inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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