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Proposal Support Lead Analyst - Work from home - Evernorth

St Louis, MO 63103
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The Proposal Support Lead Analyst is responsible for managing the proposal development process for less complex, custom bids, from receipt of the RFP through proposal submission. This individual will have specialized knowledge of their primary business segment, with the ability to support other segments as needed. The Lead Analyst is responsible for concurrently managing multiple proposals with aggressive deadlines. They support follow-up , finalist, and contracting activities, as needed. The person in this position will also develop BA expertise and work with Strategic Relations Directors to develop BA-specific templates and to position strategy appropriately (including market-specific nuances).

The RFP process includes: appropriately engaging sales, account management, and other cross-functional leadership to review and develop a market-specific bid strategy and working together to understand and resolve any bid challenges; formatting RFP response documents, researching and incorporating responses from our response database and working with subject matter experts to develop custom responses for questions that need further research or buy-in; working with client pricing to provide a pricing arrangement and responses to pricing-specific questions; and submitting our proposal response externally. In all cases, this position is responsible for ensuring the responses to requests and questions are compliant with RFP requirements, instructions, and contractual obligations. This includes facilitating negotiations amongst cross-functional partners to increase compliance rates, while appropriately mitigating business risk.

This position is with Evernorth, a new business within the Cigna Corporation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Handle interactions/communication with VP-level and above.
  • Demonstrate strong problem resolution abilities, working with cross functional partners across the organization to negotiate solutions and agreement to RFP requirements and questions.
  • Educate cross-functional partners on current strategy, database language, positioning, and the overall RFP process.
  • Involved in negotiating requirements and advocating for complex cross-functional engagement and agreement on non-standard issues.
  • Hours for this role vary, and exceed the standard 9-5 schedule.
  • Support SME outreach and content management, including serving in a help desk capacity for escalated proposal questions, requirements, and contract provisions and/or in a database management capacity for standard database content.
  • Responsible for analyzing, researching, writing, and editing sales content.
  • Effectively prioritize requests; accurately interpret RFP questions; and write clear, articulate, and persuasive responses, often on short turnaround times.
  • Strong project management skills, good judgment, and the ability to effectively multitask.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Pre-Law, English, Journalism or Communication or equivalent work experience;
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Project management and previous proposal experience preferred.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.

About Evernorth

Evernorth, Cigna Corporation's health services segment, exists to elevate health for all. We're building on our legacy and redefining health care as we know it. Unbiased in how we think, we create without limitation. We partner without constraints, deliver value differently and act in the interest of humanity. Solving across silos, closing gaps in care, and empowering clients, customers, and people everywhere to move onward and upward. When you work with us, you'll be empowered to solve the problems others don't, won't or can't. Join us. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Posted: 2021-07-07 Expires: 2021-08-05
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