New York, New York

Position Overview

Job Title: RFP Writer

Location: New York, NY

Business Description

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 859bn of assets under management (as of June 2021). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.

Overview

You will be part of the Global Client Intelligence Team, working within the Americas coverage area of the Client Coverage Division (CCD). The Client Intelligence Team supports new business and client service efforts of the Americas distribution team for our institutional and retail businesses. The team completes requests for proposals (RFPs), due diligence questionnaires (DDQs), and requests for information (RFIs). The team works closely with sales, client service, product specialists, compliance, legal and operations to respond to the questionnaires. We are looking for a Senior Request for Proposal (RFP) Writer who is analytical and creative, who will be able to manage DWS's responses to various requests - this is a critical function to the success of our Americas distribution efforts.

What We Offer You:
  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
  • Retirement savings plans, parental leave, and other family-friendly programs
  • An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses
  • Active engagement with the local community through DWS's specialized employee groups


Return to Office:

At this time, all individuals present in the location must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
  • It is the Bank's expectation that employees hired into this role will work in the New York office in accordance with the Bank's hybrid working model
  • DWS provides reasonable accommodations to candidates and employees with a substantiated need based on disability and/or religion


Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage the proposal project, working closely with the relationship manager who 'owns' the opportunity
  • Produce & manage the proposal project plan, ensuring that all necessary activities are completed on time
  • Facilitate Pre-Proposal Planning meetings/strategies with the sales team, and build the proposal team - identify & brief the staff who need to be involved, and ensure their focus and motivation
  • Analyze client's RFP for 'document' requirements (e.g. printing/layout/packaging/delivery requirements)
  • Review and critique content as it is produced by the contributors and content managers; ensure that the overall document tells a consistent and clear story
  • Ensure that all relevant processes are followed as required, proposals are delivered on time, arranging and managing courier services or uploads, and lead or facilitate those meetings as required


Your Skills and Experience:
  • Ability to excel and work effectively with minimum supervision and under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Project management skills-strong time management, effective communication, organization and planning capabilities
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; ability to create and edit content as necessary with consistent and impactful messaging
  • Build relationships across the Firm and effectively balance stakeholder needs
  • BA/BA degree in a related field


Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.
We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Click here to find out more about diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: \"EEO is the Law poster\" and supplement ; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

New York, New York

Our vision

We aspire to be the leading client-centric global universal bank

We serve shareholders best by putting our clients first and by building a global network of balanced businesses underpinned by strong capital and liquidity.

We value our German roots and remain dedicated to our global presence.

We commit to a culture that aligns risks and rewards, attracts and develops talented individuals, fosters teamwork and partnership and is sensitive to the society in which we operate.

Our values and beliefs

Integrity

  • We live by the highest standards of integrity in everything we say and do
  • We will do what is right – not just what is allowed
  • We communicate openly; we invite, provide and respect challenging views

Sustainable Performance

  • We drive value for shareholders by putting long-term success over short-term gain
  • We encourage entrepreneurial spirit which responsibly balances risk and returns
  • We pursue lasting performance by developing, nurturing and investing in the best talent and by managing based on merit

Client Centricity

  • We earn our clients’ trust by placing them at the core of our organization
  • We deliver true value by understanding and serving our clients’ needs best
  • We strive to pursue mutually beneficial client relationships in which the value created is shared fairly

Innovation

  • We foster innovation by valuing intellectual curiosity in our people
  • We enable our clients’ success by constantly seeking suitable solutions to their problems
  • We continuously improve our processes and platforms by embracing new and better ways of doing things

Discipline

  • We protect the firm’s resources by always thinking and acting like owners
  • We live by the rules and hold ourselves accountable to deliver on our promises – no excuses
  • We achieve operational excellence by striving to ‘get it right the first time’

Partnership

  • We build diverse teams to generate better ideas and reach more balanced decisions
  • We put the common goals of the firm before ‘silo’ loyalty by trusting, respecting and working with each other
  • We act as responsible partners with all our stakeholders and regulators, and in serving the wider interests of society

Our brand

Deutsche is clear: we are here to perform – in business and beyond. We do this with a unique mix of passion and precision. This measured approach gives us the confidence to enable agile minds to look beyond the obvious, gaining advantage for everyone we work with.

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