Who We Are: Panasonic Avionics takes entertainment to new heights. We're the world's leading supplier of (IFEC) inflight entertainment and communications systems that allow airborne passengers to get their fix of live TV, movies, music, interactive games, maps, and much more! We make traveling on airplanes more exciting!
What We Value:
As an organization, we value people who are motivated and driven. We value a collaborative work environment that enhances careers and positively impacts society. We value our diverse work culture committed to delivering products and achieving high results. Seeing our products bring delight to others is just one way we measure success.
Why You Should Join:
A job is only part of what we offer. See how you can flourish in a career while getting the support and resources from some of the most talented people in the industry. You will work on technology that makes traveling the world that much better. Lastly, you will be rewarded with world class benefits and competitive wages. Come aboard, we've been expecting you!
Manages proposal efforts for the company
Will work closely with the Operations Manager, Sales Strategy Manager, Technical Marketing Manager, Regional Sales Managers, Functional focals and Operations Specialists to manage all aspects of the proposal process for assigned opportunities, including contributing substantively to research, technical writing, and team and process development for assigned proposals
Will drive proposal efforts throughout the company, in an effort to meet committed lead times and airline deadlines, while continuously working on improving efficiencies within the process
Assist to improve the sales and therefore marginal profit of the company as it relates to quality of work, process control and efficiencies, cost reduction programs, identifying areas of strategic focus for cost improvement plans and working with the associated functional focals to meet this end
Assist the Sales Managers and Sales Administrators to clarify, coordinate and convey requirements to the internal functional groups to support the OEM's, airlines and aircraft leasing companies
Will collect, track, fact-check, and edit all required documentation and quotes from the proposal team
Prepare and maintain assigned proposal requirements and schedules. Track and report status, feedback and performance back to the Sr. Operations Specialist
Involve coordination, negotiation and escalation of proposal quote requirements when normal lead times are not met or are in jeopardy of not being met. Alternate options must be requested, suggested or submitted to the functional groups for review and comment
Assist to create, edit and proofread proposals for consistency and accuracy, often under tight deadlines, through coordination and negotiation with the Functional groups, Finance and Regional focals. Obtain appropriate corporate approvals prior to final submittal to the region or customer
Self manages daily workload and priorities, based on direction from the Sales Operations Manager or Sr. Sales Operations Specialist
Assist to maintain, update and continuously improve proposal templates, boilerplate materials and the development of marketing materials as needed.
Must have a strong ability to deal in a matrix management environment
Manager level, but could require limited communication to higher levels of management
Need strong internal negotiation skills
Must be very detail oriented (specifically with cost/price information) with a high level of organization skills to constantly field and reprioritize proposal requirements and priorities.
Excellent communication skills
Proven organizational skills and ability to multitask under tight deadlines
Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
Foreign language skills highly desirable
Minimum of a Bachelor level degree in Business Administration, Communication, Journalism, International Relations or other relevant field required, Masters preferred
Minimum of five years related experience
Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.
Location/Division: 26200 Enterprise Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630, USA Job Requisition: IM3644
Panasonic Corporation Of North America