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Proposal Specialist III

Date Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Aurora, IL   


Role Value Proposition: 

Prepare and deliver responses to private sector RFPs for MetLife’s traditional and voluntary products as well as third party voluntary products.   


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Prepare timely, accurate, concise and fully developed responses to complex Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and questionnaires. 
  • Working closely with internal partners such as; Account Executives, Underwriters and Sales Coordinators.
  • Contribute to the acquisition of new business by understanding sales strategies and making recommendations. 
  • Prepare, deliver and manage all assigned cases. Review information within the case to determine the needs of the customer. 
  • Determine appropriate content including illustrations or suggestions to Sales regarding a more appropriate proposal to position MetLife more competitively. 
  • Protect MetLife’s legal position by making sure all proposal packages accurately reflect the company’s capabilities and complies with legal and regulatory guidelines. 
  • Develop and maintain in-depth expertise in MetLife’s group products including new product introductions and non-traditional product areas to serve as a proposal resource to other departments, field and LOBs. 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Strong PC, analytical and research skills.
  • Strong organizational skills including time and resource management.
  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills. 
  • Effective relationship building capabilities. 
  • Strong PC skills and proficiency with common business software.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 2-5 years of related experience



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 is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

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Requisition #: 106724 

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago