Job Purpose / Mission / Summary :
The Lexmark Bid Manager (BM) role is a crucial component of the business proposal response process. The BM manages the creation of winning quality proposal responses for Lexmark’s enterprise customers by utilizing corporate information databases and sales support personnel.
The BM also supports other proposal development activities by interfacing with sales leads in need of customized marketing materials.
Must be willing to work nights. Rest days : Saturdays and Sundays.
Competencies, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities :
Excellent time management, project management, communication, and coordination skills are required to be successful.
In addition, the Bid Manager will need to quickly develop a thorough knowledge of Lexmark’s offerings and capabilities and be able to guide sales teams in both strategic and tactical conversations regarding the preparation of business proposals.
The BM should have a very keen eye for detail and must be very proactive, resourceful and must possess a very strong sense of ownership of assigned projects and the entire proposal process.
Education, Experience & Certifications Basic Requirements :
Willing to work night shift to support US and / or CAN business hours
Bachelor's degree or higher; preferably in Business, Communication or Journalism
At least 2-3 years of relevant working experience
Strong English communication skills (written and oral)
Strong Project Management Skills
Experience in copy editing and technical / business writing is preferred
Some experience in layout / art direction is a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat
Internet savvy, with effective research skills