Proposal Specialist

Badger Meter

Why Badger Meter?

Badger Meter is a leading global water technology company, with a mission to preserve and protect the world’s most precious resource. For more than 100 years, cities and businesses have utilized our innovative and trusted solutions to enhance operational efficiency and conserve water while making it more affordable, clean and resilient. Just like every drop counts, at Badger Meter every employee counts because our contributions have a lasting impact on the world!

Position Details

Proposal Specialist
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

What You Will Contribute:

The Proposal Specialist is responsible for ensuring accurate information in relation to products, services, and pricing. This role ensures the appropriate items are entered in the response and required documents are gathered. This role will work directly with members of the proposal, legal, marketing and sales team to develop high-quality, accurate responses for Request-for-Proposals (RFPs). This position is critical toensuring Badger Meter presents high quality responses that allow us towin new business and supports the maintenance ofestablished contracts.

An ideal candidate for this role will have a strong intellectual curiosity and internal drive to ask questions to successfully provide the best answer to our customers in support of the legal and sales function.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review, analyze and understand each request for proposal (RFP) assigned to and partner with the Lead and Writer to ensure effective kick-off of each response. 
  • Actively participate in sales meetings and communications to understand and assess the correct product and service needs for the specific response. 
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge of product functionality and value proposition. 
  • Oversee and manage all material gathering and response submissions for each RFP. On larger RFPs partner with Proposal Lead to complete questionnaires. 
  • Responsible for final submission of proposals to customers. 
  • May be responsible for basic build out in response software in smaller RFP responses. 
  • Assist other Specialists through the review of response questions and use the knowledge of co-workers to ensure the highest quality responses are drafted and submitted. 
  • Responsible for connecting with subject-matter experts on areas of uncertainty when answering the RFP. 
  • Have a continuous improvement mindset to find ways to streamline the team’s ability to easily gather data/Work with the Writer and Associate Writer to ensure this feedback is shared and updated to support future projects. 
  • Responsible for extensions of previous won RFPs. 
  • May be responsible for basic build out in response software in smaller RFP responses. 
  • May be responsible for request for questionnaires and request for information depending on size and availability.
  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Marketing, Communication, Engineering, Education or a related field 
  • 3+ years’ experience in Marketing, Communication, Engineering, Sales, Grant Writing, Education, Business or relevant experience 
  • Strong reading comprehension with the ability to translate information into RFP materials 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage to a list of requirements 
  • Ability to manage competing needs in a timely manner driven by deadlines 
  • Intellectual curiosity with mechanical aptitude (interest in how things fit together and work) 
  • Strong computer skills including systems such as Adobe Pro, Excel, Word and Outlook 
  • Previous experience using Qvidian and Adobe Pro preferred

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