GKN Bid & Proposal Coordinator in Wellington, Kansas

Bid & Proposal Coordinator

Country: United States

Work Location: Wellington

State: Kansas

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

About the opportunity

GKN is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by road or air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Bid and Proposal Coordinator at our Wellington, KS facility.

Who you’ll work with

The Bid and Proposal Coordinator will work closely with the Estimator, both of whom will have primary responsibilities while supporting each other to insure the bid projects are completed successfully.

What you’ll do

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Primary responsibilities for the Proposal Coordinator are to thoroughly review the proposal solicitations received (RFQ, RFP, RFI, etc.) and ensure that GKN has all necessary data to provide a compliant proposal/bid. Download customer data from the various customer portals as requested by the Estimator. Schedule the gate reviews, prepare all gate packages and present the same, and complete all mandatory forms in accordance with the GKN Aerospace Bid Process and site procedures. Hold bid status meetings to insure all stakeholders/functions provide bid inputs by the required deadline. Review supplier quote to make sure GKN’s bid is appropriately documented. Challenge assumptions as needed to insure best value is offered. Prepare proposal volumes when required. Assist in preparation and validation of all inputs in BOM, etc. Keep the site quote log up to date for submission date and win/loss status. Other duties as assigned.

Secondary responsibilities will be to learn and become proficient at the estimating process. Work with the AMS estimating team to learn how to estimate labor and material costs of manufacturing and engineering based on request for proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers. Analyzes specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bills of material, or sample layouts, and calculates production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data. Collects cost data from functional representatives. Computes estimates of raw materials or subcontracted work and labor. Prepares and maintains historical cost data. Creates cost models for cost estimating elements. Prepares cost reports and presents findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, price auditors, vendors, and subcontractors.

About you

Required Qualifications:

· BS in engineering or BA in business, finance or accounting or minimum of 7 years practical experience.

· Minimum 4 years related experience in aerospace manufacturing environment with machine shop experience preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years manage several projects and quotes at one time while meeting tight deadlines.

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Comfortable presenting to top management.

  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word.

  • Ability to read blueprints

  • Ability to read Bills of Material

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Demonstrate competency in managing competing priorities and deadlines for large quote/bid packages, price reductions, and day-to-day management of RFQ’s, re-quotes, etc.

  • Strong financial acumen.

  • Experience with databases, database queries and analysis

  • Experience with Enovia.

  • Government contracting experience is a plus

  • Knowledge of Enovia

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.