Proposal Writer

Requisition Id:  361140

Naperville, IL, US, 60563 Southfield, MI, US, 48076



Accelerate your career at RXO. 

RXO is a leading provider of transportation solutions. With cutting-edge technology at the center, we’re revolutionizing the industry with our massive network and commitment to finding solutions for every challenge. We create more efficient ways for shippers and carriers to transport goods across North America.


Applicants for this role will be considered in the following markets: Naperville, IL and Southfield, MI.


As an Proposal Writer at RXO, you will coordinate opportunities, onboard new accounts, and work closely with Sales Operations teams. If you’re looking to build a career you can be proud of at a company whose growth is pacing an industry, join us at RXO.


What your day-to-day will look like:

  • Support designated senior sales team members with multimillion-dollar engagements, including coordinating bids and proposals, providing account-specific analytics and collaborating across multiple lines of business 
  • Work as part of a combined team to clearly articulate solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, win themes, and discriminators 
  • Apply interviewing skills to gather required information from internal and external personnel to support writing activities 
  • Write executive summaries and pursuit materials that articulate the strategic messaging in a compelling manner 
  • Develop process improvements to help improve proposal quality 
  • Capture, shape, and synthesize information to reflect a cohesive message, written in one voice 
  • Collaborate with entire Proposal team to build creative and innovative material 
  • Translate highly technical information into clear, impactful, and grammatically correct content 
  • Manage developing and documenting the proposal plan, draft storyboards, development of proposal/win strategy, proposal team assignments, and initial proposal management plan 
  • Review and adjust stock materials in response to changing market conditions and competitive intelligence 
  • Assist with the development of graphics and visuals 



What you’ll need to excel:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work or military experience 
  • 1 year of logistics, transportation, or relevant experience  
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint  


It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Logistics, Transportation Management, or a related field  
  • 3 years of logistics or transportation experience 
  • Experience in project management; outstanding ability to multitask and consistently meet deadlines 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present clean, organized, and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience   
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills with the ability to identify and resolve issues  
  • Capacity to establish and maintain effective, collaborative work relationships both internally and externally  


In this role, you’ll be supported by a passionate team motivated by fast-paced innovation and the desire to deliver for customers. We’re a company where you can continually advance your career, no matter your background — the opportunities are endless and yours for the taking. If you’re driven and looking for a place to grow, come join us.


Does this sound like you? Check out what else RXO has to offer.


Massive Benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Life insurance, disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement program


Our Culture

We do great things when we are inclusive and work together. To perform with excellence, we learn from one another, value diverse perspectives, operate safely, and build strong relationships. We welcome everyone regardless of background, identity or ability.


The Next Step

Ready to join our team? We’d love to hear from you. Fill out an application now and join our talent community to learn about future opportunities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.

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Nearest Major Market: Naperville
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago