Technical Proposal Writer
Amtec is currently seeking a Technical Proposal Writer for a contract position located in South El Monte, CA. Reporting directly to the Manager of Proposals & Publications and Sr. Director of Sales and Marketing coordinates and optimizes proposal process activities as assigned. Pro actively supports assigned product group on proposal process and other related marketing/sales activities with engineering, contracts, purchasing, quality assurance, manufacturing and finance as required.
Emphasis on expanding proposal response on-time capabilities, reducing bid and proposal costs and increasing overall customer satisfaction (reducing bid cycle time). Optimize Business Development's infrastructure with daily support to Regional Sales representatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Receives processes and coordinates customer RFP/RFQ/RFI inquiries as assigned.
- Develop technical, management and cost proposals based on customer-segment opportunities, customer needs and competitive offerings for products.
- Clerical duties include; coordinating proposal cost elements and organizing Excel spreadsheets from WBS outlines, processing price quotations and generating an appropriate technical proposal response in conformance to customer specifications.
- Handles and resolves problems with proposal RFQ/RFP/RFI’s including;
- Resolution of customer RFQ/RFP/RFI supplied support documents to adequately support a proposal response.
- Resolution of submitted proposal details including; technical descriptions and or pricing clarity.
Above average proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) products with the ability to produce publication-quality proposal material in a timely manner. Must possess strong research skills using the Internet. Effectively manage time and projects reliably and with punctuality. Excellent analytical and communications skills, a team player and leader with high energy and initiative with a basic understanding of technical sales processes. Requires organization skills with attention to detail, experience writing in a conversational yet professional tone and style. Ability to function independently in a fast passed working environment to produce publication quality first drafts and who can effectively manage their workload with minimal supervision.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A BA or BS degree in English, Technical Writing, Communications or a related technical sciences field. Exceptional writing skills. Minimum of five years of experience in high technology products to government and commercial institutional customers preferably in a technical sales environment ideally in the fluid flow peripherals industry.
Ability to read, analyze. and interpret scientific and technical journals, drawings, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present and communicate information to Senior management.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
In 1959, Robert Underwood took over what was then a floundering, debt-ridden staffing company whose goal was to find the right candidates for its customers. Renaming it Amtec Engineering, Inc., Bob worked hard to pull the company out of the red and honor his predecessor’s debts. With God’s help and a lot of elbow grease, he succeeded, and the little company grew under the leadership of Bob and a new partner, Pete Van Dyken. At first located on Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton, California, the company served mainly technical companies like Beckman, General Dynamics, Honeywell, and Rockwell. Without the invention of computers or fax machines, candidates hand-delivered or mailed in their resumes, which were coded and painstakingly filed so they could be retrieved for the right job. Many came in each week to pick up their checks, too, and were always greeted by name.
Wanting more space, Amtec moved to Brea in 1978, and the advent of computers began making it much easier and faster to serve our candidates and customers. In 1983, Scott Kuethen joined the Amtec team as a recruiter. Young and full of new ideas, he constantly made suggestions for improvement, including bringing in new technology (the fax!) and ways to cut costs so the company could survive the latest economic downturn. Scott loved the win/win opportunity that recruiting afforded him; helping both a candidate and an employer in one fell swoop was almost as good as eating ice cream!
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