Proposal Writer
New York Life Retirement Plan Services
690 Canton Street Westwood
MA, 02090

Contact: Betsy DeFelice


Location: Westwood, MA

Telecommuting Considered: No

Job Description: New York Life Retirement Plan Services offers exceptional retirement programs for companies and unions of every size throughout the United States. We’re part of New York Life Investments LLC, which, with its affiliates, manages more than $530 billion in assets for a wide range of individual, corporate, public, and union clients. We’re looking for smart, dedicated, and innovative people to help us Keep Good Going. We have a position open in our Westwood, MA, location for a Proposal Writer. Summary of Responsibilities: You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and we view our proposals as a critical part of both our sales process and our client relationships. As an experienced writer, you’ll ensure that those first impressions are compelling, consistent, accurate, and on brand. You will create, own, and evolve sales communications that directly drive our growth. Every day, you’ll collaborate and consult with all levels of our flat, empowered organization. Your multifaceted role as writer, project manager, researcher, editor, consultant, and brand evangelist will be critical to helping us win business, retain it ... and Keep Good Going.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Own the proposal process, including strategy sessions, content development, project management, internal research, technical accuracy, brand adherence, compliance reviews, and quality control
  • Respond to a variety of complex and customized RFPs, RFIs, databases, and industry surveys
  • Support the development and maintenance of our proposal database
  • Build and maintain relationships across the company to ensure that proposal-related needs are met
  • Attend ongoing training sessions on industry trends and our own products and services
  • Occasionally create and support additional communications efforts for our retirement plan products
  • 7+ years of writing experience in sales or B2B marketing (experience with proposals and the financial services industry preferred)
  • Proven ability to create compelling communications
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Curiosity and eagerness to investigate, learn, collaborate, and innovate ... while bringing a positive, flexible attitude
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and keen attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well across departments/levels - including sales teams - and to apply influence and negotiation skills
  • Working knowledge of retirement plans (defined contribution, defined benefit, executive benefit, etc.) is ideal
  • Experience with PMAPS WebPro proposal software is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, communications, marketing, English, journalism or equivalent
New York Life Retirement Plan Services offers an excellent compensation package, including bonus and profit sharing, and a competitive benefits package. We are headquartered in Westwood, MA. To learn more about us, please visit If you meet the requirements above, please apply online at in the Corporate Careers section. We will not contact you unless your background, education and skills/experience are a good fit for an available opening. If you do not hear from us, it's because we have not identified an open position that best utilizes your skills and qualifications. You need not submit your resume again unless your contact information or work history changes. We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and thank you for your interest in New York Life Retirement Plan Services. New York Life Retirement Plan Services continually strives to build a diverse workforce, and to ensure that all employees are given equal and ample opportunities to establish successful careers. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting our employees solely on the basis of merit and qualification without regard to a person's age, alienage, color, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sex, sexual preference or orientation, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, or status as a member of any other legally protected group. New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

Education: Bachelors degree

Hours: Full time

Salary: DOE

How To Apply: E-mail resume:

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