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Corporate Communications Associate

Date Posted: Oct 12
Type: Contract
Wage: $25-27.00/hour
Job Number: 4618
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Corporate Communications Associate
CLIENT: Energy Consulting Firm
LOCATION: Houston, Texas (Downtown)
TYPE: Contract (6-12 months)
RATE: $25.00-27.00/hour DOE


SUMMARY:
• Facilitating corporate writing assignments, drafting summary reports, writing reviews, analyzes and summarizes prospective customer requirements included in corporate solicitation documents
• Coordinating communications projects working with senior colleagues - researches information, obtains consensus and prepares responses to commodity focused solicitations
• Interfacing with numerous departments multiple product line managers to obtain material necessary to prepare responses to solicitations

DUTIES:
• Reviewing, analyzing, assessing and summarizing solicitation requirements that are received from Marketing or other internal channels
• Compile materials received from bid notification services and redirecting to appropriate areas within corporate based on the type of product or service being solicited
• Collaborating with project teams to prepare compelling response materials including Presentations, RFI, Invitations to Bid (ITBs), RFQ, RFP, and other written materials used for internal and external purposes involving sales or business origination opportunities
• Coordinating materials, statistics and information with various groups within corporate, including, among others, Marketing Communications, Regulatory, Government Affairs, Supply Chain and Legal
• Leading cross-functional team discussions involving solicitation responses and status reports
• CMS management expanding and maintaining the RFP Content Library by integrating material developed for responses; updating the Content Library based on schedules driven by external financial reporting dates and public announcements • Assisting business development and sales teams customize presentations and fact sheets for use in sales presentations
• Researching and fact-checking data and information to ensure consistency in solicitation responses and publicly released information in other company communications
• Consolidating, editing, conforming, and integrating modular responses from individual contributors to prepare responses to commodity focused solicitations
• Proofreading, performing quality assurance of written product to ensure accuracy, completeness and consistency with external communication standards
• Producing graphics, diagrams and illustrations for proposal material. Ensuring solicitation responses are in compliance with all requestor instructions, timeliness, and approval protocols
• Multi-tasking in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment, as well as the proven ability to quickly adapt to shifting priorities and workflow.
• Delivering material that is error-free through attention to detail

REQUIREMENTS:
• 2 years of professional related work experience required and online portfolio of writing samples
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Visio and other database applications
• Experience working with Adobe InDesign desktop publishing software desired, but not mandatory
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop software desired, but not mandatory

EDUCATION:
• Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or Communications is REQUIRED

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