Siemens Proposal Specialist 4 in Malvern, Pennsylvania

Proposal Specialist 4

Locations:Malvern, Pennsylvania

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Division: Siemens Healthineers

Business Unit: Business Administration

Requisition Number: 228494

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Malvern

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree

Travel Required: 5%

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Job Description:

Position Title: Proposal Specialist 4 - Quote to Booking Specialist

Specific Requirements

Position Overview

In this role, the employee performs two key roles: first, the employee supports internal and external customers in the preparation, review, approval, and order entry of proposals and contracts for Siemens medical equipment and service.

Second, this role supports the entire Quote to Booking zone team in all aspects of the quote to booking process, by coaching, training, driving process improvements, and problem solving. The scope includes IT systems, product line expertise and support, IFRS 15 and MEA accounting in addition to the quote to booking process itself.

In addition, in line with established Siemens guidelines and policies, this role requires review, revision and approval of customer price quotes for DI/AT/US, Service and LD/POC, validation of incoming orders and contracts to ensure all required documents have been received, and the accurate booking of orders and contracts orders in the Siemens ERP platform (SAP).

Responsibilities:

· Perform all activities associated with the creation, review, analysis, editing, escalation, and approval of SHARE quotes. Includes ensuring compliance with all pricing guidelines, GPO/IDN contract terms and value adds as applicable, profitability analysis as applicable, government coding as applicable, exception management, compliance to the escalation and Limits of Authority policies, and accuracy of MEA accounting guidelines. Document all activities, decisions, approvals, timelines within quote. Manage most complex quotes and scenarios to ensure accuracy and best deal structure to meet business and customer needs.

· Perform all activities associated with the validation of new contracts and orders including gathering of required contract and configuration documents and receipt of required approvals and signatures.

· Perform all activities from pre-booking to booking for new orders and contracts. Confirm MEA accounting processes are followed per guidelines and are reflected accurately in ERP system. Facilitate timely, seamless handoffs to Customer Operations, including all required documentation.

· Identify data transmission issues between CRM and ERP systems as needed. Resolves most issues independently and consults with lead specialists for the most challenging issues.

· Ensure compliance with all finance, accounting, and quality policies.

· Coach others to deliver timely and accurate simple to moderately complex quotes, following established processes, and to validate/book simple to moderately complex orders. Serves as a resource to the Quote to Booking team on complex proposals and orders.

· Coach all employees in the Quote to Booking zone team to deliver timely and accurate quotes, drive consistent processes, ensure proposals meet Siemens business objectives and validate/book orders accurately. Provide proactive guidance on most complex proposals and contracts to team members.

· Perform all activities associated with the creation, review, analysis, editing, escalation, and approval of SHARE quotes. Includes ensuring compliance with all pricing guidelines, GPO/IDN contract terms and value adds as applicable, profitability analysis as applicable, government coding as applicable, exception management, compliance to the escalation and Limits of Authority policies, and accuracy of MEA accounting guidelines. Document all activities, decisions, approvals, time lines within quote.

· Perform all activities associated with the validation of new contracts and orders including gathering of required contract and configuration documents and receipt of required approvals and signatures.

· Perform all activities from pre-booking to booking for new orders and contracts. Confirm MEA accounting processes are followed per guidelines and are reflected accurately in ERP system. Facilitate timely, seamless handoffs to Customer Operations, including all required documentation (including obtaining purchase orders for cash sales and POS service contracts).

· Work with IT to troubleshoot data transmission issues between CRM and ERP systems as needed and implement process changes as required.

  • Collaborate with Customer Finance leadership team (across zones as needed) to implement process improvement initiatives for optimizing resource efficiency and productivity as well as to ensure consistent processes and policies.

  • Participate in process improvement, IT, and other project initiatives as needed.Additionally, consult to establish processes to support new business models and new product lines.

Ensure compliance with all finance, accounting, and quality policies

Requirements:

· This position requires strong written and oral communication skills with proven interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with people, coach and mentor employees and maintain rapport with internal and external customers is essential.

· Strong organizational skills required. Must be able to multi-task, prioritize workflow, perform under sensitive deadlines. Must be able to work and lead effectively in a team environment.

· Advanced knowledge of entire quote to contract lifecycle process, with particular emphasis on quote to booking process is required. This includes basic knowledge of DI/AT/US, Service, and LD/POC product lines (with expertise in at least one product line area) and how those differences impact quotes through booking processes.

· Advanced knowledge of IT systems, how they impact the quote to booking process, how to adapt processes to implement new business models, and how to troubleshoot issues is critical.

· Financial acumen and demonstrated ability to identify and resolve complex problems and apply problem-solving skills effectively is needed. Ability to make decisions and recommendations toresolve issues is important.

· Demonstrated ability totake ownership ofissuesand collaborate/consult withpeers andothers outside of functional area to resolve complex issuesand improve existing processes.

Education:

Bachelors in Finance, Accounting, or Business with at least 7 years of related experience.

Required Knowledge/Skills:

Proficient with Share

Working knowledge of SAP

Proficient with MS Office suite (particularly Word and Excel)

Working knowledge of Finance and Accounting processes and regulations, particularly revenue recognition guidelines (MEA, IFRS)

Strong written and verbal communication skills, problem solving skills, ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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