Pursuit Strategist (US)


We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

*This position’s location is flexible for anywhere within Mountain or West Coast time zones.

The Pursuit Strategist is responsible for collaborating with pursuit teams and other stakeholders to support creation of high-impact pursuits focused on prospect needs. The Pursuit Strategist develops targeted, brand-compliant messaging that positions the firm to win new business and differentiate itself in the marketplace. The Pursuit Strategist appropriately utilizes project management tools and principles and serves as primary writer and quality assurance reviewer with respect to pursuit-related materials.


  • Collaborate with pursuit teams and other stakeholders to support creation of high-impact pursuits focused on prospect needs:
    • Engage team in discussion of pursuit win themes, value proposition, firm differentiators and other strategic messages and incorporate as appropriate
    • Maintain clear communication with team on pursuit-development progress, including outstanding items required for timely completion
    • Draft original content and provide substantive edits based on firm’s style and brand guidelines and approved sources of information
    • Review the final production materials to ensure that message quality, format, design, and content meet the stated objective and are consistent with firmwide strategy and communication guidelines
    • Manage document production or ensure smooth handoff to administrative personnel for final edits and printing
  • Support the Communications, Marketing and Growth (CMG) team’s future vision by collaborating with industry and line of business subject matter experts, as well as the firm’s Growth Acceleration Teams (GATs) to surface, prioritize and fill gaps in related modular pursuit content, advance digital pursuit impressions, and actively support the top strategic pursuits for the firm
  • Maintain CRM and pursuit log with key information, upload completed documents, and follow up with pursuit lead regarding outcomes.
  • Take active role in various North American pursuit team work streams, initiatives and projects, as assigned by NPPT leadership, to improve enterprise pursuit quality and efficiency.
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or English preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years (preferred) of increasing responsibility and substantive and demonstrable business writing experience, including the development of proposals in a professional services environment
  • In-depth understanding of Associated Press style required
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize to meet daily deadlines and capable of operating in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written with diverse audiences
  • Detail-oriented; productive without compromising quality
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills required
  • Strong organizational skills required

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people.  We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off.  We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients.  Learn more about our total rewards at

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership.  RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). If you are a recent U.S. college / university graduate possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience in a same or similar role to the one for which you are applying, excluding internships, you may be eligible for hire as an experienced associate.

Compensation Range: $69,800 - $115,500

Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.