Technical Bid Analyst
One of my clients is seeking a Technical Bid Analyst to join their growing IT team. They manage spare parts inventories across server, storage and networking technologies and deliver complementing technical services to customers across over 10,000 locations across the globe including cloud services, technical training, technical support, product repair and specialist engineering resource.
They are seeking an IT Quote Specialist to join the team to process quotes for customers. This is a challenging and busy role, working in a team, where multiple requests for quotes come in via e-mail from various customers. The bid team’s role is to take the request, create a competitive quote for the customer within a 2-day turnaround and within a standardised format. These quotes could be anything from one or two lines of product through to 50,000 items or more and therefore, varying degrees of value and complexity of processing.
Whilst they do have an automated bid tool for their customers to price standard equipment, there are times when you will have to use your initiative and experience to investigate and research hardware to be able to price the quote appropriately. You will be using excel as your primary tool, so a good level of competence is required (formulas and data manipulation etc).
To be considered for the role, you must have the following skills:
• Commercial acumen, awareness of financial, budgetary and SLA constraints
• Hands-on technical experience and/or an IT related qualification (such as ITIL)
• If you have previous experience in producing quotes within Excel this would be a distinct advantage as would good technical/product knowledge of IT products.