Proposal Manager (m/f/d) - German speaker

Number of employees

1010

Berlin, USA

Posted on: 2024-06-18

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit fluenceenergy.com.
 
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

This position will be within the Fluence Digital business unit. Fluence Digital’s IQ platform uses artificial intelligence, advanced price forecasting, portfolio optimization and market bidding to ensure energy storage and flexible generation assets are optimally participating in wholesale electricity markets.

What does a Proposal Manager do at Fluence?

·  Manage and create compelling proposals to provide equipment sales, turn-key EPC solutions, and LTSA services for energy storage projects. Key responsibilities include understanding RFP / RFQ requirements, and establishing a winning bid strategy, coordination with the engineering, commercial, and legal teams to understand project requirements and risks
·   Manage and coordinate contract documentation during the negotiation phase of complex opportunities, overseeing the transition from RFP response to contracting
·   Develop proposal compliance matrix and risk analysis throughout proposal development effort
·   Utilization of RFP software to improve efficiency and standardization of proposals
·   Assist in the development of standard proposal templates including writing, proofing, editing, and developing graphic concepts
·   Provide concise feedback to the Product, Engineering, and Sales Operations organizations on potential improvements in offer content.
·   Contribute to the development and maintenance of a repository for templates, standard language, product collateral, exhibits and other resources
·   Coordinate and participate in Sales Approval meetings, as required
·   Maintain an accurate record all active opportunities in Salesforce and other similar programs
·   Work on process improvement initiatives across multiple regions

What does the ideal candidate look like?

·    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in (electrical) engineering, renewables or another relevant discipline
·    3-5 years relevant work experience, including complex multi-million-dollar proposal management and contract negotiation, proven experience in the energy storage industry is preferred
·    Confident communicator with proven record of demonstrated high levels of situational awareness, and ability to understand the needs and wants of all parties engaged in a contract negotiation
·     Proven experience in bid management for equipment, turn-key EPC and LTSA complex large-scale projects in an international environment.
·    Work well under pressure or demanding deadlines
·   Strong technical knowledge of the energy industry preferred
·    Incredible attention to detail and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
·    Demonstrated interest in the energy industry through work experiences, extracurricular activities or coursework
·    Excellent presentation, communication, persuasions, negotiations, and interpersonal skills
·    Able to read and understand technical and commercial specifications and requirements such as engineering drawings (SLD, Layout) and Terms and Conditions (TCs)
·    Comfortable working as part of a multi-functional team with strong interpersonal, project management, and team-building skills
·    Track record of taking ownership over responsibilities and pursuing them diligently
·    Ability to understand and synthesize complex technical and product and information
·    Expert in the use of Microsoft Office products and competent in use of Salesforce
·   Experience with a RFP software is a plus
·    Fluent in written and spoken in English, German is a great nice to have, other European languages is considered a plus
·  Ability to travel as needed 

Our benefits

·  Attractive pay in line with the metal collective agreement
·  30 days annual vacation
·  Hybrid working in Berlin or Erlangen
·  Flexible working time
·  Company pension plan
·  Capital forming payments for Tarif-Employees
·  Kindergarten allowance taxfree (100€/kid/month)
·  Culture based on values within diverse teams, open and transparent communication with a focus on DE&I
·  Personal development (LinkedIn Training, inhouse training, workshops)
·  Sabbatical Option
·  Home office allowance
·  Corporate Benefits

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

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