This is position is eligible to work from a remote location

School Specialty is an education company that provides innovative and proprietary products, programs, and services to help educators engage and

inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn

Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential

As part of School Specialty Inc., our mission is to be a partner in the educational process by providing teachers and parents with high-quality, K-12, inquiry-based, science supplemental and curriculum products that create effective, stimulating, and enriching learning experiences for students.Job Summary This position prepares professional proposals utilizing the complete line of School Specialty security and safety products and services

The Estimator works closely with the Guardian team, the Regional Sales Support Manager, sales management, Project Specialists and Account Managers in preparation for proper response to customer request for proposals

Assist the merchant team in building a supplier base to support the School Specialty Guardian business model.Assist the Projects team in building an installer network to support the School Specialty Guardian business model.Collaborate with SSI Guardian team on bids, suppliers, products and projects.Partners with School Specialty sales organization to professionally respond to customer requests for proposal.Analyze proposal requests to determine School Specialtys strategic advantage as it relates to the opportunity.Create a professional template to be used across multiple customer requests for proposalRead and understand all legal aspects of a customer request to determine liability issues as they relate to School Specialty.Analyze request for proposal opportunities through sales analysis, to determine profitability expectation.Use marketing tools and resources in preparation of School Specialtys response to proposal requests.Maintains regular communication with sales leadership and with internal associates to provide exceptional service to customers.Exercises care within the work environment to prevent injuries, and support and follow all company safety policies and procedures.Minimum RequirementsBachelors degree in Business or equivalent work experienceKnowledge/Skills requiredHigh level of knowledge in building security and safety suppliers, productsspecifically security technology systems, installers and services including, but not limited to, public and private education and healthcare facilities.High level proficiency in PC based programs including.Highly organized, attentive to details and ability to meet tight deadlines.Strong decision making and problem solving skills.Ability to read and understand various legal documents.Ability to work efficiently and quickly in deadline-driven environment.Effective listening and communication skills.Ability to read and understand architectural blue prints.Strong business acumen, and solid professional background.Travel RequirementsLess than 20%.DisclaimerThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification

They are not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personal so classified

All personal 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 as a condition of employment.Equal Opportunity Employer

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