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Software Proposal Writer

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/3/2017 10:50:57 AM
  • 2969746
  • Job Function: Sales
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): France; Paris


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Role Summary:
Responsible for providing all aspects of proposal development for BHGE Digital Software solutions. Requires pre-qualification of opportunities, interaction with sales & services leadership, customers, channel, & other cross-functional business teams. Must have a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality commercial software proposals with the support of Solution Architects.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will : 


• Primarily responsible for managing complete lifecycle and development of Software proposal execution process including on-time delivery of high quality solutions & proposals aligned with customer outcomes and business profitability / risk profiles; this may include, but is not limited to – request for proposal reviews, bid planning, risk reviews, solution estimates & pricing, deal analytics / reviews, 3rd party coordination & negotiations, technical architecture, documentation, and analysis of terms & conditions. 
• Ensure consistency while translating the Software offer (configuration, performance estimation, economics, etc.) into a commercial document as part of the BHGE Commercial Process; 
• Create and manage Software document repository to store the proposal templates and related documents; 
• Compilation of Software Proposal package, supporting documentation, delivery cycle commitments and identifying the required approvals through the O&G Commercial Process; 
• Manage customer specification review, proposal development, contract development and negotiations, including complex software sales and service agreements. 
• Act as a liaison between Sales Managers, Solution Consultants, Product Managers, & Services to identify common architectures, value pricing & estimation concepts. 
• Review Customer Purchase Orders to ensure Compliance with approved price Levels, Terms and Cycle commitments to coordinate Hand off to Project Execution teams.
• Update and use SalesForce.com to manage proposal workflow & develop pipeline forecasts. 
• Lead communications at all organizational levels including leading deal reviews with senior and executive leadership. 
• Document and provide continuous improvement of commercial proposal processes & methodologies.




Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. 
• Strong proven experience within the Software Industry; 
• Capable of obtaining a good understanding of relevant Software features and experience in Software Proposals & Technical writing
• GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed



• EU work permit




Desired Characteristics:
• Knowledge of / background in software and expertise in targeted industries such as Oil & Gas, Asset Monitoring Advanced Analytics, Remote Monitoring, to name a few. 
• Prior experience in sales, field services, commercial finance, contract negotiation and execution. 
• Strong project management skills. 
• Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills. 
• Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills. 
• Strong integrity & demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for strengthening overall commercial compliancy & reduce risk in commercial proposal processes.
• Highly organized, driven self-starter with ability to operate independently. 
• Strong problem solving skills and decision making ability. 
• Able to thrive in a matrix organization. 
• Ability to deliver results in a fast-changing environment 
• Ability to lead and influence cross functionally.


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Locations: France; Paris

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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