Sales Support Specialist needed for large service company in the lower Sacramento area. In this role you will be responsible for the development and completion of proposals, presentations, and sales material on tight deadlines. This is a full time position that has the potential to go as a long term temporary position with an intention to hire or direct hire, for the right person who proves to be creative, driven and proactive in a multi-faceted position with a variety of responsibilities. Advanced verbal, written and presentation skill are required to be successful in this position. This Client is urgent and will entertain qualified candidates immediately.
Develop, coordinate, outline, schedule and submit all proposals within timeline.
Coordinate and communicate proposal efforts with other departments and relative parties to ensure deadlines are met.
Ensure quality control and branding standards throughout the proposal process.
Able to summarize sales concepts into graphics efficiently; Format, build and refresh current graphic library.
Able to brainstorm with teams to create best-in-class presentation material.
Process inbound RFP, RFI, and RFQ requests and analyze to determine specific customer requirements.
Execute proposal/presentation services within production timeline, exhibiting exceptional branding, formatting and grammatical quality.
Maintain department production reports, inventory and schedules.
Maintain content database of proposal Q&A's and provide information from to personnel as requested.
Monitor proposals for accurate content and timely completion and shipping.
Create proposals, presentations, and sales collateral using relevant business software.
Conduct action-plan and kick off calls with Sales Team and Leaders for qualified sales opportunities, assigning roles and responsibilities to RFP/Proposal tasks, and follow-up in timely communication to ensure deadlines are met.
Conduct follow-up with sales to determine final status of business development opportunities.
Apply technical writing skills to customize proposals to service line and industry.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing or English Writing, and 1-2 years of equivalent Proposal Coordination experience.
Exceptional proof-reading, writing and communication skills - technical writing when applicable.
Exhibits transparent and professional communication, collaborates well with others, and has a positive attitude.
Ability to understand a client’s business, technology and process needs, and translate into actionable, industry-leading service solutions.
Understanding of the various methods a client opportunity may be delivered and can anticipate what will work best for a given client.
Ability to combine technical expertise with business acumen to provide vital, detailed information about how company can deliver business value to its clients.
Preferred experience in sales proposal production, communications, contractual knowledge and managing multiple projects.
Must have exceptional skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Experience with Adobe Acrobat Professional and creating, editing and optimizing .PDF documents. Adobe InDesign is highly desirable.
Prior experience with Qvidian (or other database content management application) and Salesforce.com (CRM Tool) is highly desirable.
Experience with managing documents in SharePoint and/or other online portal shared file sites is highly desirable.
APMP Foundations Certification is highly desirable.
Previous experience with Administrative support.
Intermediate to Advanced MS Word and MS Excel skills are highly preferred.
Must be able to clear a thorough drug and criminal background check, provide a minimum of two supervisory references and proper documentation to verify eligibility to work in the USA.
River City Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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