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Bilingual Proposal Coordinator in Hamilton at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

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Job Overview

The Proposal Coordinator is responsible for Stryker’s proposal development processes. This position involves the ownership and day-to-day coordination of the proposal submission, and requires close interaction with the Sales, Marketing, Management, and Senior Leadership teams.

This individual must serve as a positive contributing member of the Proposal and Contract team while championing Stryker’s Mission and Values.


Individual Responsibilities:

  • Proactively collaborates with internal teams/departments to promote a culture of inclusiveness and cooperation
  • Responsible to live and exemplify Stryker’s Values: Integrity, Accountability, People, and Performance

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Primary point of contact for proposal inquiries from internal and external customers
  • Seeks bid opportunities by reviewing websites and shared inbox for review with internal stakeholders. Leads the bid/no bid decision and manages the response process.
  • Works with the sales, marketing, and internal teams to create RFP submissions that are responsive, compliant, comprehensive, professional, and consistent with Stryker’s policies
  • Build strong partnerships with all stakeholders including Sales Reps, Commercial Leaders and Marketing
  • Content management for common proposal sections such as past performance, resumes, and reusable product and services descriptions.
  • Responsible for designing, formatting, and producing proposal templates, documents, and related materials. Edits for grammar, punctuation, capitalization, clarity, readability, consistency, and persuasiveness.
  • Ensures the writing structure and words used in the proposal persuasively convey the bid strategy to the customer.
  • Manages proposal  development  (e.g.,  written,  oral,  demonstrations),  including  maintaining schedules, organizing resources, inputs and reviews, ensuring compliance, resolving internal team issues, and providing process leadership.
  • Ensures secure storage and electronic filing of all proposal submissions, and financial reviews and approvals
  • Manages proposal production, including printing, assembly, and final check of proposal documents, for traditional print and electronic submissions
  • Support bid/no bid framework to ensure all RFPs are aligned to the Stryker strategy
  • Develop product working knowledge
  • Maintains a good understanding of procurement at the hospital, regional, provincial, and national buying group levels to ensure alignment with customer and government-imposed terms & conditions
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Senior Manager

Conduct & Compliance

  • Abide by and support the policies set forth in the Stryker Code of Conduct
  • Understand that compliance with the Code of Conduct, as it may be amended by Stryker Corporation from time to time, is a condition of continued employment with Stryker
  • Conduct work in compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations and in accordance with Stryker’s high ethical standards
  • Report any violations of these policies and procedures to Stryker management or in the manner outlined in Stryker’s Ethics Hotline Policy

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of contract terminology, practices and concepts, or demonstrated ability to quickly acquire working knowledge of similarly complex areas of knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, with specific focus on Excel and Word formatting and functions
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strong organizational and time management skills in the context of a complex, high volume work load
  • Utilizes technology-based tools and processes and demonstrates ability to learn and employ new technology applications
  • Strong service ethic and desire to succeed in a customer service-oriented environment
  • Proactive, self-motivating and results oriented
  • Proven analytical, written and verbal communication skills

Education & Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary education required; University Degree required
  • APMP certification an asset
  • Bilingual (French & English) required
  • 2-4 years of experience in professional writing and/or production of customer facing materials preferred
  • Internal applicants with an equivalent combination of education, experience and performance over time at Stryker will be considered

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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