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3.3 | Cambridge, MA | Hospital & Health Care | 10000+ Employees
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Posted 2 weeks ago on Oct. 14, 2020

Proposals Specialist

Full-time in Nashville, TN
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Philips is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Cambridge, MA area with 10000+ employees. Philips has a 3.3-star InHerSight Score, based on 1,197 ratings from 83 employees. Employees have left 23 comments about their experiences working for the company on InHerSight.

Job Title

Proposals Specialist

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to provide general sales support to our high-volume sales team at Philips. Our Proposal Specialists are an integral part of our organization as they provide support to our Sales teams by possessing extensive knowledge and understanding of our Customer Services business and portfolio offerings. In this role, you’ll also have an opportunity to manage/consult proposal (quote) development throughout the lifecycle of the agreement, including large-scale accounts.

You are responsible for (but not limited to)

Develop, design and coordinate all phases of service quotes, including but not limited to:

  • Performing contract review, for compliance, to ensure all applicable policy criteria have been satisfied
  • Analyzing and limiting business risks
  • Ensuring accuracy and operationalization of customer deliverables, in accordance with corporate policies
  • Preparing key analytic data to compare, contrast, develop and design solutions, contributing towards the overall sales strategy to best meet customers’ needs throughout the life of their agreement
  • Creatively consulting with Sales on alternative options and providing guidance of requirements.  
  • Analyzing and scrubbing customer inventory lists in preparation for pricing and serviceability reviews/approvals
  • Confirming a valid path to cash
  • Serve as the point of contact for other team members and internal/external customers
  • Possess extensive knowledge in departmental systems and tools
  • Utilize critical thinking to analyze complex contract requirements, special provisions, pricing, internal approvals, and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations and corporate policies
  • Communicate contract policies and practices to the internal business partners
  • Interface with senior management regarding solutions to complex issues
  • Participate in Daily Management meetings
  • Create and maintain departmental procedures
  • In-depth knowledge of cross functional processes and quality impact throughout the value chain
  • Proven ability to work with business partners; streamlining processes and creating cross-functional partnerships
  • Manage increasingly competing priorities and deadlines, providing outstanding support to our internal partners and external customers
  • Proactively support teammates with workload volume as bandwidth allows.
  • Evaluate risk, accuracy, and completeness of the solution to ensure proper contract entitlement.  
  • Maintain a winning partnership with Sales and other internal teams to ensure continuous alignment with joint goals and objectives
  • Explore growth opportunities with Sales and other internal business partners to assist in delivering superior customer value through the service contract process
  • Seek out opportunities to challenge yourself and others; finding new ways to positively affect the team, the customer, and the business
  • Participate in or lead project development and execution for continuous improvement
  • Display role model behavior; Train and coach others as opportunities arise
  • Support other business functions to achieve shared business objectives 
  • Escalate items as needed to team lead, management, and/or internal stakeholders, partnering to drive solutions

You are a part of a team

The ideal candidate is a strong independent contributor that works well in a team environment.  The candidate is also proactive, has strong leadership, demonstrates excellent analytical and problem solving skills, is detail-oriented and has experience in supporting a high-volume sales team. 

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field preferred, or equivalent experience
  • 4 + years' experience in sales support within a customer service and or proposal development environment
  • Passion for customer experience, operational excellence and continuous development
  • Eager to take on new tasks/responsibilities; develops and shares best practices
  • Excellent and concise oral and written communication skills, including active listening
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, advocating change
  • Strong organizational skills and aptitude for detail
  • Proven ability to use good judgment and make confident decisions under defined policies and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of Philips Healthcare products and industry standards
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision on day-to-day activities, maintaining a high degree of integrity
  • Practitioner of continuous improvement methodologies
  • Overtime as required to meet business demands
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office (Excel and Word)
  • Intermediate to advanced ability to create pivot tables and perform VLookups
  • Intermediate math skills and business acumen
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP and
  • Proficient typing and 10-key data entry by touch

In return, we offer you

We offer you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, which offers you excellent opportunities to further develop and fully exploit your talents. This job comes with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and up-to-date training.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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