Technical Sales and Proposal Engineer

Technical Sales and Proposal Engineer 

Job Description

Proposal Management (70%)

  • Act as a bridge between the proposal team and customers/sub-suppliers to ensure effective technical and commercial proposals to secure bids.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop proposals and lead proposal milestone meetings, sometimes occurring outside typical working hours.
  • Navigate cultural nuances and communication styles within teams.
  • Analyze Request for Quote (RFQ) details and convey technical specifications to the team.
  • Initiate proposal engineering efforts, prepare formal proposal documents, and estimate labor and material costs.
  • Manage multiple proposals simultaneously while adhering to deadlines.
  • Validate and submit final proposals through customer portals.
  • Ensure proposals align with internal governance and profitability expectations, understanding terms and conditions and non-price elements.
  • Coordinate technical issue resolutions among Proposal, Technical, and customer teams.
  • Monitor RFQ and purchase order portals, updating the entire team on outcomes.
  • Review received orders and facilitate project handover as needed.

Customer Relations (20%)

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to stay informed about potential RFQs and competitive bids.
  • Respond promptly to emails, phone calls, and conduct regular client visits.
  • Identify new business opportunities and strive for exceptional customer satisfaction.

Other Tasks (10%)

  • Develop and present on WP solutions and product offerings.
  • Generate monthly and quarterly sales pipeline and account overviews.
  • Drive process improvements and other assigned tasks.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrates a proactive and determined attitude.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Innovative thinker and adept problem solver.
  • Thrives in diverse, multicultural team environments.
  • Outgoing personality with a natural ability to build relationships.
  • Committed to achieving goals with enthusiasm.

Required Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in an engineering field.

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in machine views, assembly layouts, and part manufacturing/process drawings.
  • Skilled in developing lean robotic cells based on production requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of automobile machining and assembly lines; familiarity with Electric Vehicles is advantageous.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD (intermediate), Solid Edge (basic), and ERP systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Capable of delivering effective presentations.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making abilities.
  • Works well under pressure with strong organization skills.
  • Willing to travel regionally within Michigan (30% travel required).

Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid driver’s license and access to transportation.

This description outlines the responsibilities and requirements for a dynamic role in proposal management and customer relations within an engineering context, requiring strong technical understanding and interpersonal skills.

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Technical Sales and Proposal Engineer
United States - Michigan
Process Engineering

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