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Aon Is Looking for an Insurance Senior Proposal Project Manager - Property & Casualty

As part of an industry-leading team, you will help empower results for our clients by delivering innovative and effective solutions as part of our Aon Risk Solutions Bid Proposal group in Chicago, San Francisco, New York or Houston.

As a Senior Proposal Project Manager, you will report directly to the Director of Bid Management Commercial Risk Solutions. The Senior Proposal Project Manager will work on bids for our Aon Commercial Risk Solutions business units. He/she will write, revise, proofread, and finalize proposals in response to RFPs (request for proposals) and presentations specific to client situations. The opportunities will focus on our Risk and potentially the construction services lines of business.

The Proposal Project Manager will lead, plan, develop, produce, and deliver proposals and presentations required by client solicitations. He/she 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 deliverables, and ensuring compliance with the Aon brand.

The proposal project manager will work with colleagues across Aon Commercial Risk Solutions, as well as product and industry practice sales teams, subject matter experts and designers, to ensure that proposals and presentations reflect the best technical, management, and support offerings that Aon can make in response to RFPs.

The project manager is 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 proposal (RFPs) and presentations.

Your Impact as A Senior Proposal Project Manager

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing and providing strategic direction on the firm's largest and most complex proposals and presentations, often partnering with senior and executive leaders.
  • Display a high level working knowledge of Aon s solutions (this includes, but is not limited to property, casualty, management liability, marine, and aviation brokerage and consulting)
  • Provide strategic direction for the preparation of proposals and presentations to achieve a response that is in line with the defined approach
  • Work with consultants and subject matter experts to craft customized content
  • Partner with the lead designer to ensure proposals and presentations are visually impactful; assist teams with custom graphic creation and drafting initial presentations
  • Lead presentation brainstorming and development sessions, serving as the presentation expert on the firm's largest opportunities
  • Travel to coach teams in-person on winning strategies for finalist presentations (this includes nationwide travel)
  • Acts independently, with minimal / occasional direction from the Director of Bid Management.
  • Oversees largest projects, providing strategic guidance and mentors junior team members.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth assessment
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise
  • Professionally handle challenging situations (including when leadership is involved) without harming relationships
  • Identify trends and engage in process improvement efforts centrally and nationally where necessary
  • Supporting the director in operational duties, often as a backup

You Bring Knowledge and Expertise

Required Experience:

  • 8+ years professional work experience in bid management required insurance and brokerage industry experience required
  • Significant background in the development of custom strategic content (leveraging strategic messaging/value propositions) and strong editing skills required
  • Ability to manage multiple complex bids simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, meeting all deadlines
  • Experience providing strategic direction to account teams for client presentations, including in person rehearsals and deliverables, in partnership with a designer
  • Ability to learn quickly and show flexibility to adapt in a growing group, working both independently and with a team mentality (required)
  • Use professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Advanced knowledge of Proposal Management Software (SharePoint, Qvidian, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Advanced Word, PowerPoint and Excel knowledge required


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

We offer you

A competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

Our Colleague Experience:

From helping clients gain access to capital after natural disasters, to creating access to health care and retirement for millions, Aon colleagues empower results for our clients, communities, and each other every day. They make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. This is the Aon Colleague Experience, defining what it means to work at Aon and realizing our vision of empowering human and economic possibility. To learn more visit Aon Colleague Experience.

About Aon:

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

By applying for a position with Aon, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Aon's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) 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, or domestic partner status. Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.

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

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