Senior Proposal / Marketing Specialist

Our future is yours to build … Are you in? 

Build your career in a big way with Dana B. Kenyon Company.

How you’ll benefit:

  • DBK offers a competitive salary
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) + paid holidays, with no waiting period
  • Group Health Insurance (PPO and HMO, ancillary products such as Dental, Vision, FSA, Long Term Disability and AFLAC Benefits
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance and an Employee Assistance Program

Beyond the benefits, we also provide you with the training and career development you need to be successful. We work hard, celebrate our people and our partners, provide opportunities to give back to the community, and constantly strive to be sure our purpose is clear and lived out from the very top of our organization.

Why DBK?

Our purpose and vision are focused on our people which will provide solutions and innovations to help our clients serve their customers and improve communities. We Build Relationships, and that is primarily how we measure our success.

DBK recognizes the pivotal role each position plays in our organization. Our leadership and team members work together to deliver the highest quality projects to our clients and their customers. Our collaboration and whatever-it-takes approach is what sets us apart.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL since 1983, DBK is recognized both regionally and nationally as an industry leader and is known for managing some of the most challenging projects with innovative solutions in both the private and public sectors. DBK offers delivery methods that are tailored to meet the client’s needs, including Design-Build, Construction Management, and General Contracting. This has led to win-win solutions and a high percentage of repeat business in our preferred markets.

What we’re looking for:

This position leads and oversees the development of DBK’s market-focused sales deliverables including qualifications, proposals, and presentations, as well as key strategic sales pursuits and marketing initiatives.  The Senior Proposal and Marketing Specialist will apply writing skills, proofreading, editing, and graphics while leading the proposal effort from its inception through the production of final document submission. This role includes a significant focus on supporting marketing, business development, and sales initiatives in DBK’s preferred markets by promoting DBK’s brand through compelling visuals and content, storytelling, and proposal theming and messaging.  

The DBK organization is unique in its commitment to value and support our proposal and marketing professionals. We recognize the pivotal role this position plays in our organization. At DBK, our leadership and technical team members work together to develop excellent, timely proposals. Our collaboration and willingness to pitch in set us apart.

Key Responsibilities:

Proposal/RFQ/Presentation Responsibilities

  • Participate in Go/No Go Evaluations.
  • Develop an effective proposal plan.
  • Lead competitive analysis and proposal messaging.
  • Manage the proposal/qualifications development process.
  • Develop, design, and produce qualifications, proposals, brochures, presentations, award submittals, and other marketing assignments. This will include non-technical writing, editing, basic graphics, and compliance.
  • Lead presentation teams and the development of the presentation approach, structure, and messaging.

Maintenance:

  • Collect, prepare, update, and enhance DBK’s library of proposal templates.
  • Track and maintain a database of projects, sectors, clients, sub-consultants, and other contacts and information in CRM (Cosential is our current program).

Marketing:

  • Develop strong marketing content for targeted clients and client submittals by supporting and collaborating with our internal subject matter experts, project managers, and client management teams.
  • Participate in the planning, development, and execution of marketing campaigns/social media/ website.
  • Participate in Client Relationship Plan and Sales Meetings and support competitive market analysis.
  • Coordinate public relations, advertising, and other outside events (i.e., tradeshows) as required, which may require some travel.

Required experience:

  • Diploma or Degree in marketing, advertising, communications, English, journalism, creative writing, business administration, architecture, engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in related proposal and marketing role with 3+ years of experience in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry preferred.
  • Strong knowledge and competency with InDesign as the principal layout tool and with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Illustrator, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Required characteristics:

  • Organizational and time management skills, multi-tasking, and prioritizing.
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal, graphic, visual) skills, with strong editing capabilities.
  • Extremely detail-oriented with acute attention to accuracy.
  • Self-directed, results-oriented with an ability to work under pressure and handle tight deadlines.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • A self-starter that can work both independently as well in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate a high level of creativity using graphics (photos, graphs, charts, etc.) to improve communication in written documents.
  • Strong knowledge of marketing fundamentals and best practices, digital communications, and social media strategies.
  • Ability to work unscheduled overtime under tight deadlines.

Desired experience:

  • Experience developing marketing content in the context of construction based on qualifications, design-build delivery, and construction management delivery is an asset.
  • Some knowledge of DBK’s core business (construction processes, operations, delivery models, contract types).
  • Some knowledge of competition and a basic understanding of market trends.
  • Understanding of construction terminology and delivery methods with the ability to rapidly grasp concepts and technical processes is also an asset.

How to join our Team:

If you’re looking for a long-term partnership with a reputable organization and a proven track record of success, click “apply now,” or email your resume to srobertson@dbkenyon.com.

This is not a remote position. Ideal candidate shall be located in the Jacksonville, FL area.

Resumes kept in strict confidence.

Dana B. Kenyon Company is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Visit our website at www.dbkenyon.com

We are personally dedicated to delivering construction solutions that enable our clients to serve their customers and positively impact people and our communities.

Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs of weight.
Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time.
Must be present in the office for teamwork and collaboration.