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Proposal Specialist 2

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Company : Safran Cabin Job field : Sales & Marketing Location : Huntington Beach , California , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : Bachelor's Degree Required experience : More than 5 years Spoken language(s) : English Fluent Salary range : $87,960 - $138,230 USD/annual
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Job Description

The Proposal Specialist is responsible for leading the creation of robust proposals for their assigned Safran Cabin opportunities. Proposal creation consists of identifying a preliminary product design, defining this design in a concise manner, gathering and understanding the required scope of work to develop the design, and accurately estimating the cost (both recurring and non-recurring) for this design. The Proposal Specialist will need to work with the program management, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and finance departments to develop a proposal. The Proposal Specialist will need to stay up to date on market trends and key products, and requires a strong technical background along with excellent communication and organizational skills.

• Coordinate the activities of the Integrated Project Team composed of resources from the program management, manufacturing, supply chain, finance and engineering departments to create a proposal in response to a customer request for quotation
• Create technical statements of work, design descriptions and other technical documentation to integrate into a proposal
• Complete preliminary designs for proposed products using available engineering software as required
• Complete cost analysis for proposed products
• Complete pricing analysis based on the predicted cost for a product and internal pricing targets
• Collect and analyze predicted development engineering hours for proposed products
• Work with all engineering disciplines to standardize development hours and categorize development programs for consistent proposed engineering hours, including pre-project development (i.e., proposal creation) scope
• Maintain forecasting tools
• Complete independent research to determine key clients to target for Safran Cabin products
• Provide support to Sales leadership by tracking opportunities on CRM platform (e.g., Salesforce or other selected tool)
• Investigate cost savings opportunities
• Provide technical support for the sales team
• Create presentations to support the sales team with product presentations to customers.
• Identify opportunities for process improvement and develop processes to implement the identified improvements
• Provide support to Project Engineers in their completion of Design Reviews and Master Engineering Reviews
• Provide support to Program Managers in their completion of Tollgate Reviews

A Level 2 Proposal Specialist is an individual contributor, however may take a lead role within the integrated project team assigned to an opportunity, whose primary tasks are:
• Configure product under the guidance of senior design engineering
• Provide costing data analysis using Safran Cabin internal enterprise resourcing planning tools
• Create assets to be incorporated into a proposal
• Work with customers to understand customer requirements
• Oversee the development and structure of a proposal response to a customer
• Lead other Proposal Specialists

Complementary Description

Safran Cabin headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, with a global presence of over 10,000 employees at 39 sites. Site locations are in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Tunisia and Thailand. Safran Cabin serves over 400 airlines and leasing companies globally and delivers to all airframe OEM manufacturers with a heritage spanning over 80 years in the industry.

Safran's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goes beyond our facility walls. We value and support the communities where we live and work. One of Safran's values and CSR pillar is Corporate Citizenship that helps drive economic, social and cultural progress by sharing our gifts with those around us.

• Your Career: Safran is committed to providing internal mobility to our employees. We operate globally so the sky is the limit of where your Safran journey can take you.
• Your Development: Safran employees have free access to Safran University courses and external tuition reimbursement for approved programs or certifications.
• Your Benefits: Our suite of comprehensive benefits include health care (medical, dental and vision), life insurance, 401(k) savings plans with company match, paid time off, Safran Perks with BenefitHub – Employee Discounts & Rewards Marketplace for consumer products/services and more!

Job Requirements

Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience (customer account manager, marketing assistant, controller assistant) in an engineering environment.
Education:
1. Associate's Degree in an Aerospace field, plus relevant manufacturing or engineering experience; or
2. Bachelor's in Finance or Marketing, plus relevant manufacturing experience; or
3. Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or related engineering field


Preferred Qualifications (not required):
• Experience in an aerospace environment, preferably aircraft interiors or systems, or in business development of technical products.
• Familiar with engineering software such as AutoCAD or CATIA V5

Other Skills:
• Strong computer skills, including MS Office, particularly Excel and Powerpoint.
• Excellent communication, organization, and presentation skills.
• Highly process oriented and possessing a strong compliance focus.
• Proactive, team-player mentality and a desire for continuous improvement.
• Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and reprioritize quickly based on latest information
• Ability to meet quick deadlines and/or assist when support is needed to meet a quick deadline.
• Desire for excellence in the workplace.

At Safran, diversity & inclusion is a source of richness that adds quality of life, performance, and innovation. We welcome diverse contributions and provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, disability/medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The expected salary range for this position is between $87,960 - $138,230 USD. Actual compensation will be determined based on experience, education, and other factors permitted by law.

Specificity of the job

* Travel required, both domestic and international, up to 50%; including travel to meet support sales teams with short lead time.

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5701, Bolsa avenue, CA 92647

Huntington Beach

California United States

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