Proposal Development Manager

Suwanee, GA 30024 United States of America

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Proposal Development Manager (Non-Technical)



At Anixter, we give you an opportunity for a career and a great work environment. We are a friendly, employee focused organization that prides itself on customer service, flawless execution and a hard day’s work. If you are looking for a great work environment, great benefits and an opportunity to grow your career, please read on!


Position Purpose:        

Responsible for the development, writing, and oversite of one or more concurrent North American Electric Utility customer Request For Proposal Responses (i.e., Proposals).  Proposals are developed for large and  complex RFP’s with estimated sales over $5M.  This is not a “quote generating” position.  Proposals are developed for Electrical Generation, Distribution, Substation, and Transmission products; and Distributor/Integrator supply chain  services.  Customers include:  Investor Owned Utilities, Public Power Utilities, Electric Cooperatives, Government Power Producing and Distributing Entities, and EPC firms.  This position assembles and manages cross-functional proposal teams, works within several customer sourcing portals, and ensures complete and professional proposals are delivered on time.  This position can be performed remotely, anywhere in the U.S.


Responsibilities include:

  • Leading Request For Proposal (RFP) response proposal development cross functional teams including the sales regions and other center led functional teams (i.e., Strategic Sourcing, Finance, Legal, and Operations).

  • Acting as the event Project Manager

  • Decomposing and summarizing the technical, commercial, and pricing requirements contained in RFP documents

  • Creating and managing team assignment matrixes

  • Creating and managing event execution plans and schedules

  • Scheduling, leading and facilitating all cross-functional team meetings and calls

  • Leading the development of customer supply chain solutions

  • Ensuring all RFP requirements are fulfilled

  • Facilitating proposal approval by company senior leadership

  • Owning the RFP response process

  • Providing original RFP solution content

  • Providing archived technical, commercial and pricing RFP content

  • Providing professional document structuring, management, and editing

  • Providing all document archiving and cataloging

  • Maintaining a Proposal Content Library

  • Managing a RFP tracker

  • Creating professional power point presentations

  • Providing proposal structure and content consulting to the sales regions


We are looking for candidates with:

  • A self-starting, positive, and driven attitude

  • 8 to 10 years of professional proposal development experience (Preferably in the energy sector)

  • Several years of Investor Owned Utility experience (Preferred)

  • Exceptional writing and grammatical skills

  • Excellent oral communication skills

  • The ability to lead without having direct authority

  • Experience with Proposal Generating Software (Preferred)


    About Anixter – Who We Are
    We enable the connected world. From securer facilities and communities, to more efficient networks and industrial environments, we deliver the infrastructure solutions—and intelligence—that sustain our customers businesses. Through our superior product offerings, unmatched global distribution network, expert supply chain management and technical know-how, we drive efficiency and effectiveness to benefit our customer’s bottom line.
    Anixter International is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.
    Anixter, with over $7 billion in annual revenue, adds value to the distribution process by providing our customers access to 1) innovative supply chain solutions, 2) over 450,000 products and $1.2 billion in inventory, 3) approximately 320 warehouses/branch locations with approximately 9 million square feet of space and 4) locations in over 300 cities in more than 50 countries.
    * Medical, Dental and Pharmacy plan eligibility after 60 days
    * Access to virtual doctor for common illnesses. Get advice from a doctor without leaving your home!
    * Annual health screenings available at no cost to you
    * 401k with 50% company match
    * Vacation time
    * Holiday pay
    * Employee preferred provider discounts through
    * Tuition reimbursement
    * Employee Referral Program – Big $$$ for referring great employees!
    * Employee Assistance Program
    * Life insurance programs
    * Short and Long Term Disability programs
    * Health saving options (FSA and HSA)
    * Many more benefits available! 
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    We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.
    Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran

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We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

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