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Assistant Proposal Specialist

Date Posted: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: MetLife


Role Value Proposition: 

Under supervision of Manager, this associate will assist with coordination of the development and delivery of responses to Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for MetLife's sales organizations with a focus on Regional Markets.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Performs the mechanical aspects of proposal production including word processing, assembly, presentation, packaging, and shipping independently or with other team members.
  • Maintains case file templates by market segment to maximize efficiency in proposal production.
  • Interfaces with Product and Marketing areas, and Customer Units to ensure consistent and up to date information is utilized at all times. 
  • Provides general marketing support for New Business and Client Service Consultants/Account Executives. 
  • Contributes to the maintenance and enhancement of the proposal Q&A database and Marketing Library. 
  • Handles the RFP intake process: Complexity evaluation, prioritizing effectively, notification of assignment, coordinates and schedules strategy calls, case set up of RFPs and data entry of opportunities.
  • Handles a variety of customer/prospect related projects as needed.
  • Evaluate individual RFPs to determine appropriate reporting requests.
  • Creation of accurate and timely reports by product, segment and/or initiative.
  • Manages partnerships with the Global Operation Service Center and vendor partners.
  • Participates in training programs; engages in the development of procedures and guidelines to enhance the RFP process and communicates these internally. 
  • Identifies and implements process changes to gain efficiencies and improve workflows; plays a lead role in piloting new processes and services related to our acquisition process; participates in project management groups. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office product suite (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc…) and other software tools
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills including flexibility; thoroughness, accuracy and care in handling details.
  • Self-motivated, well organized and flexible with a sense of urgency.
  • Good listening, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • High level of attention to detail


  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and other Adobe tools are a plus for navigating pdf documents


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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


Requisition #: 117619


Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago