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General Electric Commercial Operations - Proposals Manager in Houston, Texas

Job Description Summary

Preparation of proposals/bids, contract negotiation and compliance with contract commitments and commercial risk assessment. Jobs at this level operate with some autonomy but are covered by well-defined Commercial policies or review of end results.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop proposals; may negotiate with customers; ensure deals deliver shareholder value; drive competitive pricing. May include compiling and submitting required tender documentation.

  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market.

  • Uses some judgment and has some ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters to address more complicated, day-to-day problems with projects, product lines, markets, sales processes, or customers. Ability to prioritize information for decision making. Uses technical experience and analytical thinking.

  • Own full tender submissions for GE Digital Software solutions, services offerings, including costing, pricing, deal strategy and terms and conditions, in full compliance with ITO processes

  • Participate and lead internal commercial meetings and risk reviews to gain Management approvals where necessary (including but not limited to Pre-tender reviews, Bid-to-win, ITO-OTR Contract Hand-off)

  • Provide leadership during the deal review process to ensure that all technical and commercial risks mitigation and business risk acceptance levels are properly incorporated in the development of the scope, cost and proposal wording

  • Identify appropriate qualifications/exceptions to drafts of contracts and support T&Cs negotiations with customers through to contract award and hand-over to OTR (ITO-OTR Contract Hand-off)

  • Interface with the Regional Sales and functional teams to develop commercial strategies and solutions that will meet customer requirements as well as meet or exceed business goals

  • Coordinate the output of proposals to insure the bid delivery dates are met and that a high-quality, complete proposal is issued to the customer.

  • Issue clarifications to customers and distribute responses in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Ensure SFDC and other Comm Ops tools are updated regularly throughout the lifecycle

  • Develop new and leverage existing cross-functional relationships with Solution Architects, Product Management, Finance, Legal, Sales, Marketing and others to clarify technical scope & deliver commercial proposals on time.

  • Maintain knowledge of market trends, customer requirements, competitor actions and customer base.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 6 years of experience in a related position.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

The salary range for this position is $87,000 - $125,000 per year. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus. Available benefits include healthcare, matching 401K and permissive time off.

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Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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