The Marketing Specialist II works closely with Sales, Marketing Management and departments across EBSCO to gather information, organize, compile and submit responses to requests for proposals (RFPs, RFIs and RFQs) from library customers and prospects across multiple markets and product lines. Working as part of a successful team with established processes, the Marketing Specialist II will apply his or her skills as an information gatherer and writer to understand proposal requirements and craft tailored, winning responses. The Marketing Specialist II supports post-RFP activities including assisting Sales Representatives with responses to follow-up questions, tracking the status of an opportunity and other tasks as needed.
The Marketing Specialist II may assist with a variety of non-RFP projects, such as copywriting, proofing and copyediting, web updates, etc., time permitting and as needed.
Qualities that make a successful team member include positive attitude, willingness to learn and be part of a team, as well as strong project management, time management, technical, interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
Prepare, organize and complete responses to incoming RFPs, proposals and addenda as assigned.
Organize bid responses and maintain bid response files, including ensuring files are finalized for posting to centralized repositories.
Write technically-accurate, customer-focused bid responses (note, 90% of the role is research and writing based)
Work cross-functionally, providing final review and proofing to team members’ projects.
Work with sales management, technical support, product management as well as other internal departments to keep abreast of new developments and software features as they pertain to proposal/bid development.
Contribute to the update and maintenance of the teams’ repository of current information for use in RFPs.
Assist with marketing/communications tasks and projects, as requested.
Contribute and interact as a team player.
Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Library Sciences, English, Business, Marketing or Communications) and/or 2+ years’ experience working in a sales or marketing environment or comparable corporate environment with a proven record of successful communications and/or writing experience
Effective communicator (speaking and writing)
Ability to write persuasively
Skilled at researching and applying information
Industry knowledge and sales/marketing background considered a benefit
Proposal/bid writing experience within a corporate environment preferred
Very strong writing and grammar skills
Proficient in MS Word as well as Excel and Outlook
Knowledge and/or experience with Library information systems
Knowledge and/or experience with EBSCO SaaS solutions a plus
Target Annual Compensation Range: $ 47,190 – 67,415
The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors including your skills, qualifications, education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location. EBSCO provides a generous benefits program including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a retirement savings plan, paid parental leave, holidays and paid time off (PTO), as well as tuition reimbursement. View more about EBSCO’s benefits here: https://www.ebsco.com/about/benefits
We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.
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