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Spirit AeroSystems Defense - Proposal Writer in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Location: Wichita, KS

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides technical writing to support the proposal effort that reflect win themes and technical capabilities

  • Prepare text and specifies illustrations for the proposal

  • Responsible for incorporating proposal strategies and themes/discriminators into the customer proposal

  • Take guidance from proposal manager and capture manager on proposal development

  • Ability to collaborate with solutions architects to draft language that answers the proposal questions

  • Organization and management of technical writing to assist in the management of the proposal process

  • Implements proposal processes and planning. Supporting proposal schedules, plans, deadlines, and progress monitoring.

  • Support, participate, and respond to reviews ensuring accuracy, consistency, and compliance of the proposal with solicitation requirements

  • Experience in Microsoft SharePoint, Word, Excel and Power Point is required


Major responsibilities

  • Ability to develop proposals within a matrix organization: supporting the proposal development process end-to-end in accordance with Spirit standard processes and templates. Attention to detail is essential for the success of this role.

  • Ability to project manage proposal development to ensure submittal of data to meet customer requirements & schedule: collaboration with the Program Manager to assign specific authors, manage the schedule, and provide insight and guidance to authors in content and graphics developments.

  • Development of a narrative for competitive proposals with clear, persuasive, and responsive content that addresses the customer’s requirements and issues consistent with the win strategy.

  • Accountability for the overall narrative while working with proposal manager and solutions architect to meet schedule and stay on budget consistent with Spirit Aerosystems Defense Program management standards of excellence.

  • Direct writing, editing, and rewriting efforts to achieve a persuasive, customer focused, clear, and concise proposal. Work with the section/volume leads to achieve inter-volume compatibility.


  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

  • 4-6 years of related experience plus a Bachelor’s degree or 8-10 years of related experience with no degree

  • Experience with Proposal Management, Technical Writing and New Business Development

  • Experience operating in a matrix organization

  • Experience with Integrated Program Planning and Scheduling, Cross-functional project management

  • Experience working & negotiating with cross-functional teams

  • Strong written & oral communication skills

  • Experience or knowledge in the following areas: Project Management, Financial Acumen, Business Acumen, Managing with Influence, Interpersonal relationships and communication, Team building, Continuous improvement

    Preferred Qualifications

  • An active U.S. Security Clearance is preferred but not required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Organizational Development, Project Management preferred

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Kansas Tax Credit: Join Spirit AeroSystems’ Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Click here for more information on the tax credit.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Requisition ID 2022-8450

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/26/2022 2:20 PM)

Category Management