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Strategic Quote Specialist

Company: School Specialty, Inc
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job Description:

Strategic Quote Specialist Job Title Strategic Quote Specialist Requisition ID ******** Duration Location Mansfield, OH 44903 Other Location Description Strategic Quote Specialist - School Specialty is dedicated to changing education for the better. That means working closely with educators, sharing experience, and traveling into uncharted territories together. - Are you ready to join us on the journey? The Strategic Quote Specialist prepares quotations/proposals for the entire School Specialty product line. The position works closely with customers, sales, freight carriers, and installation partners to process opportunities efficiently, meeting customer expectations, and provide product knowledge through research and sourcing. We are looking for highly motivated professionals that want to be part of a winning team. We give you the opportunity to work at a company where you can contribute, grow, and make our own path to success. The rest is up to you Summary of Primary Responsibilities * Research and understand demographic and purchasing data available to win opportunity * Analyze opportunity to determine strategic advantage * Create consumable and furniture and equipment strategic quotes/proposals in designated quoting system * Understands product assortment and how the Company products meet opportunity requirements * Analyze opportunities through sales analysis and determine profitability expectations * Develops customer, vendor and product knowledge expertise * Develop and maintain solid working relationships with external rep groups and manufacturers * Negotiate pricing with vendors, freight carriers, and installation partners * Support customers and partner with appropriate sales resource(s) in developing and processing quotes aligned with customer requirements and the company's pricing strategies and goals * Analyze competitor pricing and market trends * Maintain regular communication project/order management team as applicable to provide A+ service to external customers * Prepare all documents required for responses to quote requests * Support and follow all company safety policies and procedures * Exercises care within work environment to prevent injuries Minimum Experience Requirements * Bachelor s degree in Business, or equivalent work experience * Minimum five years pricing, quoting, bidding experience Preferred Knowledge and Skills * Proficient PC based experience, including spreadsheet and database programs * Ability to coordinate larger strategic opportunities, including multiple product offerings, and complex situations * Ability to perform mathematical sales operations; margin, cost, sales pricing, etc. * Highly organized and attentive to details, with the ability to meet tight deadlines * Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills * Strong problem solving, and decision making skills We believe innovation is essential for unlocking the promise of great education. Are you interested in innovation and making a difference in a child s life? Imagine what we could do together. Core Competencies * Customer Focus-Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions * Communicates Effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. * Collaborates-Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives * Interpersonal Savvy-Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people * Plans and Aligns-Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with the organizational goals. * Nimble Learning-Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder. * Ensures Accountability-Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments. * Strategic Mindset- Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies. * Business Insight- Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization s goals. * Being Resilient-Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations. * Drives Results-Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances. * Decision Quality-Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. * Business Insight- Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization s goals. * Resourcefulness Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently. Disclaimers * The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. * School Specialty, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment. * EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled * If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at ********************************* and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Openings 1

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