Job Description and Application

Post Date: 10/26/2021

Job Title: Proposal Leader

Location: Wichita, KS

Position Type: Full-Time, Salary

Pay Range: Depends on Experience

Travel Required: 0% – 10%

Overview of Position: TEC Systems Group is currently seeking a Proposal Leader at our Wichita, KS location. The Proposal Leader will be responsible for managing the entire proposal process, ensuring high quality and timely delivery of the final proposal. He/she will have direct responsibility for the technical content used in proposals to the client base primarily located in the United States. The successful candidate will have a strong automation background. An organized multitasker with the ability to drive projects to completion will thrive in this environment. This position will work closely with Sales and Project Management in a cross-discipline team. At TEC, our most valued asset is our people. We strive to attract and retain talented professionals by investing in employee growth and development. We focus on promoting teamwork, engagement, collaboration, and creativity. Our family culture and positive atmosphere allows work to be fun and enjoyable.

Responsibilities

  • Managing overall proposal content and process with a focus on ensuring overall quality – from proposal kick-off to delivery
  • Responsible for the preparation and presentation of quotes, sales proposals, and contracts to the customer in compliance with company policies and standards, obtaining the appropriated approvals
  • Collaborate with Sales and Project Management to assess and respond to engineering, consulting, project, and support services opportunities
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors and exercises judgement in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Leading and/or assisting in the development of proposal documentation including manhour estimates, project execution plans, scope of work descriptions, schedule development, and other content
  • Understand the customers application needs and be able to scope a conceptual design for the appropriate solutions
  • Set and meet expectations to stakeholders in the proposal process
  • Collaborate and communicate with sales managers and the customer to co-ordinate project plans and execution of proposals
  • Design standards and proposal templates
  • Develop preliminary bills and material

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of previous proposal experience in an Industrial Automation environment
  • Excellent communication skills (written, spoken, and presenting) with a technical writing background
  • Excellent time management and project management skills: ability to prioritize activities and manage projects, interpret client/stakeholder requirements, manage client/stakeholder expectations as it relates to the definition of the proposed scope of work, plan workload, organize proposals team resources and deliver on agreed deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to positively interact with both internal and external customers
  • Eager to learn and stay at the forefront of Industrial Automation and IT/OT solutions
  • Creative thinker who uses initiative and drives process improvements
  • Ability to network and influence peers and others to achieve results

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, or as needed.

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