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Proposal Specialist

Location: Earth City, Missouri, United States
Job ID: R0040132
Date Posted: Feb 17, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General Information:

Consist of the preparation of proposals for commercial, and/or industrial markets for our domestic and/or international electrical customers.  Provide detailed proposals covering scope of work, clarifications, comments, pricing, recommendations to ensure that bids and orders received are at acceptable profit levels and meet customer’s requirements.

Under general guidance of a supervisor, perform various proposal and cost estimating duties requiring the exercise of judgment and application of established industry best practices. Pursue initiatives to improve quoting effectiveness of the group and increase customer satisfaction.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze customer specifications & requirements. Coordinate input from other departments to develop bids responsive to customer requests. Simultaneously process information on multiple and varied projects, and respond effectively to changes in priorities.
  • Develop cost estimates for new bids and contract revisions. Utilize engineering data, drawings, customer specifications, layouts, site photos and related information to prepare cost estimates, requests for quotations for purchase of components, evaluate supplier quotations and summarize total cost estimates.
  • Write complete proposal documents and revise contract documents, as required. Compile data for reporting contract scope, terms, cost and profitability, to management.
  • Provide feedback on the commercial & industrial market trends, barriers, competition and strategy to assist in development of new customers and proposals for this market segment. 
  • Attend meetings to exchange information and analyze contract requirements. Participate in investigating technical problems and establishing procedures and corrective actions to avoid recurrences. Duties may require domestic travel.
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your Background:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or related field and 2 to 5 years of experience; alternatively, a special combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated accomplishments. 
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Knowledge of transformers and work experience within the commercial and industrial industry is preferred.

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