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job title:

Bids and Contract Specialist

date posted:

Monday, September 17, 2018

objective:

The Business Development Specialist is responsible for researching and responding to all bid and proposal solicitations, all aspects of contract management, and proactive initiatives for new customer prospecting.

Reports To:

Business Development Manager

Duties:

Qualifications

  • Experience in compiling detailed administrative tasks in a fast paced work environment
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously with overlapping deadlines and unique project specifications
  • Proactive consultative selling experience
  • Sound judgment, solid decision making ability, and proactive problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with Windows based software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to research websites for information about obtaining RFP opportunities
  • Experience with submitting electronic bids and quotes
  • Strong communication skills; both verbal and written

Responsibilities Include

  • Respond to bid requests from school districts
  • Perform proactive initiatives to obtain registered/approved vendor status
  • Gather key district information (contacts, curriculum info, grant opportunities, etc.)
  • Make first contact with key district staff
  • Pass along pertinent Booksource information

 

  • Update and complete vendor registration forms
  • Coordinate with other departments to complete bid requirements
  • Maintain registration with online bid services
  • Communicate with internal departments and sales reps regarding the completion of bids
  • Collaborate with sales teams to develop and implement new marketing plans and strategies
  • Build and maintain customer relationships with a heavy focus on new business
  • Maintain the special contracts portion of account maintenance to reflect bid status
  • Monitor bid expiration dates and contact districts to seek renewals
  • Provide welcome packets to new districts
  • Maintain award information and send catalogs as requested by district
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