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KPMG Proposal Writer in Chicago, Illinois

Business Title: Proposal Writer

Requisition Number: 57755 - 31

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: IL

City: Chicago


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Manager, Proposal Writer to join our National Pursuit Resource Center.


  • Coordinate and support responses for large/complex proposals by partnering with KPMG's partners, teams and various internal KPMG groups

  • Create original content and synthesize tactical messaging in a clear and concise manner

  • Identify creative ways to present KPMG's value proposition supporting client pursuits

  • Translate identified messages into language that differentiates our position and addresses specific client needs

  • Lead pursuit strategy sessions to develop and refine creative needs; understand external influences and feedback, bringing content and story leading practices to each bid

  • Prepare scripts for videos, blogs, deliverables and build promotional materials as well as collaborate with internal design teams to ensure visual aesthetics and key story telling development are developed together


  • Minimum five years of combined experience in proposal writing, creative writing, content development or pursuits; preferably within a professional service firm or advertising agency

  • Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, journalism, marketing/communications, creative writing or other related degree from an accredited college/university

  • Experience conceptualizing, writing and reviewing highly creative executive summaries, scripts, promotional materials and other story telling needs tailored to influencing clients is preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as narrative storytelling is preferred

  • Confident working in fast-paced, time-sensitive, corporate environment, dealing with executive-level decision makers and critical business issues

  • Financial Services industry knowledge preferred

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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