Proposal Specialist

Opus One Solutions - Toronto, ON (18 days ago)

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Who we are?

Creating a planet fueled by reliable, clean energy isn’t what keeps us up at night; it’s what gets us out of bed. At Opus One Solutions, our software platform GridOS® helps us pursue solutions that will change how countries access, optimize and distribute electrical energy. From microgrids that keep things running in the event of an outage, to helping electric utilities optimize their operations and allowing homeowners to feed energy into a power grid, we're powering a more sustainable future.

The opportunity

As a result of rapid, continuous growth, Opus One needs an experienced and dedicated Proposal Specialist to perform daily sales process activities to enhance sales team productivity. As a Proposal Specialist on our team, you’ll own sales administration, oversee business analytics and Salesforce enablement. Additionally, you will be intricate in managing opportunities through the sales process while taking ownership of the final deliverables to the customer. Working cross functionally, you’ll work with subject matter experts to address issues, barriers to success and activities needed to submit a winning bid to the clients. Additionally, you will be integral in keeping Management and Executive Leadership engaged by generating ad hoc reports using our CRM and other reporting tools. This is an opportunity to be part of a team and a company that is tangibly making a difference in the world.

Who are you?

Right now you might be working as Proposal Specialist/Coordinator or Bids Specialist. You’re looking to step outside your comfort zone and take ownership of a very critical aspect of the company’s commercial operations. You want to lead a commercial function and have the experience and ideas to iterate and be a key contributor to the success and growth of the firm.

What will our new Proposal Specialist work on?

Leverage your ability to contribute to a fast-paced software sales environment, focused on supporting our Account Managers to new clients and be successful in winning competitive bids
Act as the internal point of contact for new or existing proposals, including preparing proposals, leading internal technical and commercial discussions
Work closely with our account managers, subject matter experts to ensure internal alignment and timely submission of bids and proposals.
Develop and cultivate strong relationships with relevant areas of the business to help strengthen partnerships and success within the team
Provide additional support and participation in special projects as required
Review CRM with Account Managers on upcoming proposals
Execute the activation and creation of contracts for new agreements or amendments for the sales team, in compliance with company policies and protocols
Investigate, analyze and corrects issues related to CRM (Salesforce) administration


Here’s what you bring:
The experience. You have 3 plus years’ experience working in a as Proposal or Bids Specialist in the Software or electrical systems industries.
The work. Demonstrated experience with CRM systems like Salesforce with expertise in Sales Operations processes. Keeps abreast of current methodologies and best practices. Salesforce Administration certification is a strong asset.
Communication skills. A skilled listener and communicator, you know how to get your point across.
Technical Aptitude. You can get to the heart of technical concepts and make them easily understandable. You have strong analytical, problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, recommend and implement changes and improvements.
Initiative. You see gaps in process or knowledge and seek to fill them.
Skills: You are an expert in the latest MS Office suite and can learn new tools fast to bring flair to the final deliverable. You are a customer centric professional with great attention to detail.


Why join Opus One Solutions?

Opus One is on a mission to create intelligent, connected and sustainable energy ecosystems, towards a vision of a digitalized, decentralized and decarbonized planet. Our relentlessness and drive towards this is recognized by Red Herring 100, CleanTech Group’s Global Cleantech Top 100, Fast Company, and many more.

Our leadership has assembled carefully selected teams with some of the best strategic visionaries - and executors - in technology and the clean energy space. We are all driven by one common goal: to accelerate the integration of clean and sustainable energy in North America and the world.

At Opus One Solutions we understand that not everyone develops their talent and hones their skills in a traditional way. Different paths and experiences are part of the diversity we know we need to succeed. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking, take a chance and express your interest here.

Opus One Solutions welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.