Associate - Proposal Writer

RBC Capital Markets
London, United Kingdom
Jun 26, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
What will you do?

Proposal management
  • Review and analyse client proposals to determine key project requirements.
  • Generate initial draft using content database and other sources, leveraging Analyst support where appropriate.
  • Solicit and coordinate timely input from relevant subject matter experts.
  • Interface with Global Client Coverage to ensure responses meet client/prospect/consultant requirements, reflect RBC I&TS' strategic direction and provide consistency with respect to competitive positioning, tone of voice and visual brand standards.
  • Ensure responsiveness to client/ prospect/consultant's stated requirements.
  • Incorporate all information into a presentable, professional, well written and highly competitive proposal which addresses client needs while highlighting RBC I&TS' organisational strengths.
  • Coordinate with subject matter experts and Business Initiatives manager to update central database as new responses are curated and enhanced.

Refreshing stock content for proposals, RFPs and presentations
  • Manage and oversee Analysts' quarterly update of standard content (including due diligence documentation) to ensure accuracy, alignment with RBC I&TS' strategic direction and consistency with respect to competitive positioning, tone of voice and visual brand standards.
  • Ensure all new responses are of the highest quality and are updated to the central database following curation and approval.
  • Ensure the global Proposal Management team is aware, and has access to, frequently used supporting materials e.g. product fact sheets, stock appendices.
  • Market, competitor and industry analysis
  • Monitor and research general industry, regulatory, macroeconomic and fintech trends in order to clearly position RBC I&TS as the intelligent asset servicing provider of choice.
  • Track, analyse and assess the effectiveness of the proposal and business development activities being undertaken by RBC I&TS' competitors to support continual enhancement of our outputs.

Mentoring and coaching
  • Provide coaching and mentoring support to the Analysts within the Proposal Management team, instilling a high performance culture focused on delivering output of exceptional quality.
  • Actively support an environment and culture within the Proposal Management team which is aligned with the I&TS Marketing team and RBC's valuess.

What do you need to succeed?

  • BA or BSc in business or finance.
  • Sound knowledge of the financial services and securities industry.
  • Extensive experience in curating and delivering compelling and articulate written proposal submissions.
  • Demonstrated at conducting appropriate market and industry research and synthesising findings to support and enhance written arguments.
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Nice-to-have
  • MBA, CFA or post-graduate in business or finance preferred.
  • Proven curiosity regarding fintech and evolving investment industry trends.
  • Experience using Qvidian database beneficial.
  • Publishing experience considered an asset.
  • Fluent French or Italian

What's in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.


About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit .

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment
RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

City: City of London
Address: London
Work Hours/Week: 35
Work Environment: Office
Employment Type: Permanent
Career Level: Experienced Hire/Professional
Pay Type: Salaried
Required Travel (%): 0-25
Exempt/Non-Exempt: N/A
People Manager: No
Application Deadline: 01/11/2017
Req ID: 126086
Posting Notes: SF:EFC

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