• RFP Bid Manager with French - EMEA

    Location FR-Puteaux
    Posting date 1 month ago(5/22/2018 6:20 AM)
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  • Company Description

    At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

    Job summary

    Use your organizational skills and software industry experience to manage requests for proposal (RFPs) for the leading company in the open source world. Red Hat is looking for an RFP Specialist to join us in Munich or Frankfurt, Germany, Paris, France, Farnborough, UK, or Cork, Ireland. In this role, you will manage proposal activity generated by sales territory managers. You’ll be responsible for managing the RFP response process, establishing project timelines, and communicating project details to the project team. We’ll need you to provide a part of the information in the RFP response and use internal resources to complete the response. You will manage several concurrent projects.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Manage RFP project, creating project timeline, ensuring adherence to schedule, coordinating, advising, and leading the RFP response team
    • Facilitate the development of win strategies and value propositions together with the account team
    • Compile RFP response content using Qvidian and other company resources and preferably have detailed product knowledge and an ability to create content
    • Establish trusted working relationships with Red Hat teams in particular with sales managers, sales engineers, solution architects, product specialists, finance and legal for additional information, blending styles of multiple authors
    • Maintain accuracy of grammar, spelling, and punctuation and formats text, pictures, graphics, etc. for aesthetics, quality, and adherence to RFP specifications
    • Conduct compliance validation
    • Provide document quality and editorial input throughout the process
    • Compile supplemental text and attachments
    • Provide final submission to sales representatives or directly to customer
    • Print, assemble, and ship final documents
    • Capture, maintain, and refresh reusable content

    Required skills

    • 5+ years of experience working in a rapidly changing, deadline-based position involving daily interaction with multiple levels of management and peers; 2-3 years of experience in proposal development, responding to RFPs or related
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • Experience with creating business and technical documents and their presentation
    • Experience working actively in a fast-paced setting and with minimal supervision
    • Ability to actively approach, challenge, influence, and work with senior and experienced RFP response team members
    • Excellent computer skills especially with Microsoft Office suite
    • Knowledgeable in template and style formatting
    • Ability to manage confidential information
    • Prior program management experience or a technical background
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interface with senior management, functional departments, and customers
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Team player with interest in sharing expertise and experience actively by coaching others
    • Fluent language skills English and French
    • Availability and willingness to travel
    • Sales, marketing, and business development abilities are a plus

    Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.



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