Janus Henderson Investors Proposal Writer in Denver, Colorado
Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.
We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.
We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.
Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing over $320bn of assets (as of March 31, 2017) from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2000 staff.
The Proposal Writer plays a key role in asset generation and client retention by developing compelling proposals and client materials aimed at executing on sales and client service objectives. The Proposal Writer is responsible for managing the proposal process in its entirety, serving as writer, project manager and search/tender champion. The Proposal Writer will collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization and, as necessary, with key external constituents, including consultants, clients and prospects. The Proposal Writer partners with key stakeholders enterprise-wide - including Legal, Compliance, Investments, Product Management/Development, Sales - to ensure proper positioning and messaging of the firm’s products, staff, protocols and services in proposal and client materials, which include RFIs, RFPs, DDQs and other client materials. The Proposal Writer effectively manages projects to completion, adhering to strict deadlines.
Duties and Responsibilities
Creates compelling and impactful proposals that properly message firm and product capabilities and competitive advantages
Assists in the RFP vetting process, partnering with Sales as appropriate
Tailors standard content for customization based on unique client/prospect requirements
Collaborates with key business partners enterprise-wide including, but not limited to, Portfolio Management, Sales, Marketing, Trading, Legal, Compliance, Tax, Finance, Public Relations, Portfolio Analytics, Information Technology and Human Resources in order to accurately construct detailed responses to new and atypical question sets
Remains apprised of firm/product developments
Contributes effective content to content management system
Seeks opportunities to add value, enhance processes/procedures, improve content, etc.
Conducts complex data analysis and incorporates data into proposal materials as appropriate
Builds and maintains relationships with Subject Matter Experts across the firm to facilitate strong partnership during the proposal development process
Oversees and completes complex data analysis. Regularly interacts with Sales personnel to coordinate and execute strategy in completing Requests for Proposal on products offered by Janus Henderson and its subsidiaries.Other FunctionsAssumes additional duties as assignedSupervisory Responsibilities
Technical Skills and Qualifications
Strong knowledge of and previous experience in the institutional investment management business
Strong knowledge of the RFP process and experience in developing compelling proposal materials
Ability to effectively manage complex projects to successful completion
Highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive and resourceful
Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
Previous content management system experience (e.g., Qvidian)
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong editing and proofreading skills
Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Analytical and problem solving skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; preferably in Finance, English, Journalism or Communications
3 years writing experience in the investment management industry
3 years of experience in financial services
Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:
Annual Performance Appraisal
Completion of all assigned Compliance training
Working Environment/Physical Activities
• Overtime may be required on short notice and may include evening, weekend, holiday hours
• Typical office environment with telephone, copier, fax machine, calculator, etc.
• PC usage up to 90 of the time
• Ability to travel on a limited basis, if needed
The individual in the role is ultimately accountable for his/her own actions and is responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.
Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).
All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is 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 veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.