Proposal Support Advisor, Consultant Templates - Work from home - Evernorth - #292126


Date: 06/11/2021 16:31 PM

City: Elsah, Illinois

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job Summary

The Advisor for the Content & Project Optimization team within Bid Strategy & Execution is a strategic partner for Consultant Relations, Sales, Pricing, and various other internal and external stakeholders to create innovative, winning standard responses for all of our major consultant partners. You will be part of a team that drives consultant template strategy and execution, and will be responsible for developing and executing content strategy for consultants and coalitions, supporting existing template maintenance, and addressing general inquiries about our consultant responses. Additionally, this role will be responsible for leading multiple strategic, transformative process optimization initiatives with cross-functional partners to help us win in a crucial market for our business. The ideal candidate will have a background in sales consulting, strategic planning, project management, and/or content strategy and management, and be excellent at building strong, authentic relationships

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

Essential Functions

Develop deep understanding of market dynamics and consultant & coalition needs, and position RFP content to uniquely meet those needs

Build and maintain template responses for our highest volume consultants

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of our RFP workflow and database management tool (RFPIO), employ critical thinking to optimize consultant and coalition template structure within the tool, and drive greater efficiency and effortlessness into the proposal management process

Ensure RFP questions and responses are accurate, client-appropriate, and meet our department expectation of "good" by partnering closely with subject matter experts across the organization

Regularly engage in complex conversations with leadership regarding Pricing & Sales strategy

Build strong, deep relationships with key cross-functional partners

Communicate strong points of view based on market insights, client feedback, and consultant guidance, and use that point of view to influence stakeholders in creating winning responses, while appropriately mitigating business risk

Lead and execute process optimization initiatives as part of our department's strategic transformation

Demonstrate strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills to support interactions with VP-level colleagues

Mentor and train new team members


Strategic thinker with a passion for learning and understanding, with ability to connect dots and effectively translate internal descriptions and terminology into client-facing content

Ability to conduct a thorough investigation into root cause of a problem, separate relevant facts from less essential or unnecessary data, and develop options and recommendation on a solution

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, successfully navigate ambiguity, and work independently with minimal guidance

Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to change

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent prioritization and time management skills

Ability to plan for and integrate multiple tasks concurrently

Experience in directing or working with multi-disciplinary teams

Ability to develop deep cross-functional relationships, both within day-to-day work activities and beyond directly-assigned tasks

Demonstrated ability to coordinate tools, resources and people through to project completion

Knowledge of PBM or healthcare industry 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

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