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Learning Environment Project Specialist

Company: School Specialty, Inc
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

Project Specialist - Are you ready to make a difference? School Specialty is dedicated to changing education for the better. That means working closely with educators, sharing experience, and traveling into unchartered territories together. - Are you ready to join us on the journey? Job Summary The Learning Environment Project Specialist prepares quotations/proposals for the entire School Specialty product line. The position works closely with customers, sales, freight carriers, and installation partners to process large project and architectural and design project opportunities efficiently, meeting customer expectations, and provide product knowledge through research and sourcing. Essential Functions - Partners with sales resources(s) to build new school projects that meet the customer's quality, quantity, design, safety and functional expectations - Create furniture and equipment material and room lists using the designated quoting software - Partners with sales resource(s) to prepare budgets and pricing of specified projects for architect and designers, construction managers, and general contractors - Work with architects and designers/general contractors/construction managers and customers to provide color samples, binders, and literature in preparation of proper specification process - Supports sales resource(s) with product research, educational classroom lists, job registrations, product specifications and color selection process - Prepare bid packages and pricing to strategically respond to project and architectural opportunities - Prepare proper shop submittal packages and owner's manuals for architect and design group/construction manager/general contractor and customer - Aid in the creation of professional sales presentations geared towards the new school (project), and architectural community - Analyze opportunity to determine strategic advantage - Create consumable and furniture and equipment strategic quotes/proposals in designated quoting system - Understands product assortment and how the Company products meet opportunity requirements - Analyze opportunities through sales analysis and determine profitability expectations - Develops customer, vendor and product knowledge expertise - Develop and maintain solid working relationships with external rep groups and manufacturers - Negotiate pricing with vendors, freight carriers, and installation partners - Support customers and partner with appropriate sales resource(s) in developing and processing quotes aligned with customer requirements and the company's pricing strategies and goals - Analyze competitor pricing and market trends - Maintain regular communication project/order management team as applicable to provide A+ service to external customers - Support and follow all company safety policies and procedures - Exercises care within work environment to prevent injuries Minimum Required Qualifications - High School diploma or GED equivalent - Computer proficiency is a must. - Advance Microsoft Excel skills required. - Experience in a bidding or quoting environment Preferred Knowledge and Skills - Bachelor's degree in Business, or equivalent work experience - Minimum five to ten years pricing, quoting, bidding experience - Proficient PC based experience, including spreadsheet and database programs - Ability to coordinate large project and architectural and design opportunities. - Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a deadline-driven environment - Ability to perform mathematical sales operations; margin, cost, sales pricing, etc. - Highly organized and attentive to details, with the ability to meet tight deadlines - Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills - Strong problem solving, and decision-making skills - Ability to read and understand architectural blue prints Core Competencies - Customer Focus-Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions - Communicates Effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. - Collaborates-Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives - Insures Accountability-Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments. - Manages Ambiguity- Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear. - Strategic Mindset- Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies. - Business Insight- Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. - Being Resilient-Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations. - Drives Results-Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances. - Decision Quality-Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. - Business Insight- Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. - ResourcefulnessSecuring and deploying resources effectively and efficiently. Safety Statement At School Specialty Inc., SAFETY is every employee's first responsibility. We expect our employees to adhere to all safety practices, have the moral courage to stop other individuals from performing unsafe acts, and immediately report unsafe conditions. Travel Requirements Occasional travel required Disclaimer - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. - School Specialty, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment. - EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled - If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [Click Here to Email Your Resum] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Openings 1 Apply on Company Website Job ID: ******** For your privacy and protection, when applying to a job online, never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction. Learn more. School Specialty, Inc School Specialty provides over 110,000 educational products from the most trusted brands nationwide, including Crayola, 3M, Elmer's and our own proprietary brands such as Childcraft, Sax, EPS, Califone, and Frey, among others. We provide innovative products and programs to the Educational Marketplace, servicing the needs of teachers and schools to ensure students of all ages receive the scholastic support they need to advance their learning and reach their full potential. From early childhood through high school and beyond, we are committed to providing our customers with the breadth and depth of educational knowledge and resources they need, serving as the one-stop industry solution. It is this commitment to service and our tailored offerings which set us apart. Contact Info - Mansfield, OH

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