Sales Support Bid Specialist
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
The Sales Support Bid Specialist is responsible and accountable for accurately preparing adoption and open state territory instructional materials bids, and contract support to meet the requirements and established deadlines for the various States. The Specialist is also responsible for maintaining accurate electronic and hardcopy files of in-process documents and final bids and contracts. The Specialist coordinates gathering all required textbook data, pricing, documentation, corporate and insurance certificates, bid fees and more related to submitting a compliant bid. Successfully managing a bid requires the ability to learn the specific adoption bid requirements, conduct ongoing research to stay up to date, plan, organize, schedule and lead multiple meetings to ensure on time delivery of intents to bid, bids, samples, and subsequent contracts where needed.
The Specialist works collaboratively with his or her own department members, sales, product management and other subject matter experts. The Specialist must be responsive, decisive and proactive. The Specialist must exhibit excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills in order to analyze the requirements of, and help direct the submission of, a complaint and successful bid. The ability to plan, communicate, and coordinate a variety of work across the organization to produce an error free, compliant bit in a high pressure, multi-deadline environment is key.
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Primary Location: US-IL-Glenview
Work Locations: US-IL-Glenview-1900 E. Lake 1900 East Lake Avenue Glenview 60025
Organization: North America
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Feb 8, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1802312