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Bid and Program Specialist in Louisville, KY at New Flyer

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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Job Description

NFI Parts, a division of the NFI Group, is seeking a Bid and Program Specialist to join its growing international team.

NFI Group is North America’s largest transit bus, motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor. NFI Parts provides part sales and support activities, technical publications, training and support for its OEM product lines (transit buses and motor coaches). All buses and coaches are also supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service, and support network.

Join us as we continue advancing innovation and sustainable transit solutions that connect people with places. With 31 locations across the U.S. and Canada, and over 85 years of experience manufacturing buses, NFI Group is building on a solid foundation to drive North America forward with progressive transit technology that serves communities and makes cities smarter.

Don’t settle for a job when you can build an impactful and exciting career.

Position Summary:

As a key member of our Business Development team, you will plan, coordinate, evaluate, and successfully execute new/complex program proposals and program start-up. You will ensure that the appropriate supporting team members are assigned from within NFI Parts for all active or potential program opportunities.

What you will do:

  • Oversee the coordination and management of projects related to new/complex proposals and start-up programs.
  • Review and collaborate with stakeholders on past, present, and future program opportunities.
  • Facilitate the start-up and/or implementation of new or large programs within NFI Parts, ensuring that the Customer Service Team is set-up to successfully monitor the program after its start-up.
  • Lead strategy sessions for each program proposal, as well as processes for stakeholder approval of bid content, program approach, and pricing prior to submission.
  • Gather and organize information relative to bid requirements during the proposal stage.
  • Scope and develop internal processes (both manual and IT-related) that will assist in the execution of a program.
  • Assist program owners in developing schedules, program reports and key performance indicators to maintain visibility on material supply, sub-contractors and internal support departments to ensure the program operates to the plan.
  • Identify opportunities for repeat programs within NFI Parts by identifying process improvements and efficiencies, capturing lessons learned, and expanding the library of bid/proposal materials.

Preferred Skills

  • Post-secondary education in Business or Engineering discipline will be considered
  • Five years of Bid and Program experience
  • Project Management and/or Facilitation experience
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong innovative and strategic thinking skills
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills and interpersonal skills
  • Adept with Microsoft Office, in particular Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Capable of working within a fast-paced team-oriented environment
  • Experience in a manufacturing or transit industry would be considered an asset

*Travel is required for this position*