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Proposal Specialist

Tempe, AZ, US VA, US Liberty Lake, WA, US Chicago, IL, US Herndon, VA, US

Requisition Number: 78168 

The Proposal Specialist is responsible for the creative, legal, and business content for all assigned bid responses. This is a 5-month, W-2 contract position starting November 1, 2020.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Proposal Management:

  • Acquires and retains broad knowledge of E-Rate program
  • Acquires and retains broad understanding of legal, bid, contract management, and E-Rate processes to mitigate risk to company
  • Continuously strives to understand and relate Insight’s value-add proposition to all proposal submittals
  • Follows established process steps and requirements for the management of E-Rate proposals
  • Coordinates with sales management, sales, compliance, services/practices, pricing, and other resources to conduct Bid Kick-off and touch base meetings where applicable
  • Prepares professional responses for assigned bid opportunities working with sales, sales management, project management, services organization, and other entities
  • Develops a practical knowledge of Insight’s offerings including systems/software, hardware, and services
  • Provides verification of appropriate management approvals (as well as E-Rate/compliance approvals) as dictated by company policies
  • Interfaces with proposal and sales management as appropriate regarding bidding issues that require escalation
  • Creates final Bid response, may including printing, binding, and boxing response (and possibly driving to the shipping location)
  • Ensures professionalism of all output



  • Ability to interface with sales and sales/senior management
  • Ability to interface with personnel within manufacturer community
  • Cultivate and maintain interactions with sales community, sales management, project management, services, and clients, including contracting officers, to ensure effective working relationships are built and maintained



  • Intermediate or above user of MS O365 and Teams
  • Position requires an individual with strong organizational skills who is accurate, self-motivated, timely, and detail-oriented with the ability to work under pressure and meet hard deadlines
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple proposals concurrently

The position described above provides a summary of some the job duties required and what it would be like to work at Insight. For a comprehensive list of physical demands and work environment for this position, click here.


Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises, Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of digital innovation, cloud/data center transformation, connected workforce, and supply chain optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 11,000 teammates help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run smarter. Discover more at

  • Founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona
  • 11,000+ teammates in 21 countries providing Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations across the globe
  • $9.2 billion in revenue in 2018*
  • Ranked #430 on the 2019 Fortune 500, #14 on the 2019 CRN Solution Provider 500
  • 2019 Adobe Americas Partner of the Year, 2019 Cisco Global-Americas Partner of the Year, 2019 Intel IoT Solutions Partner of the Year, Microsoft U.S. Azure Partner Choice Award for Data/AI, Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider 
  • Ranked #23 on the 2019 Fortune 50 Best Workplaces in Technology, #70 on the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and #7 on the Phoenix Business Journal 2019 list of Best Places to Work (Extra Large Business)
  • Signatory of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and Affiliate Member of the Responsible Business Alliance

* Proforma to include PCM, Inc. for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2018


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Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.



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