Sales Support / Bid Writer

CORPORATE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT NORTH AMERICA INC This is a remote role $50000.00 per year
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About CTM

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) is an award-winning provider of innovative and cost-effective travel management solutions to the corporate, events, leisure and loyalty travel markets. Its proven business strategy combines personalized service excellence with client-facing technology solutions to deliver a return on investment to clients.

CTM was founded in 1994 in Brisbane, and today is one of the largest travel management companies in the world!

Summary of the Position

We're looking for a dynamic individual with drive, excellent written and verbal communication skills, reading comprehension proficiency and the ability to manage a varied and busy workload to grow with the CTM team. The successful applicant will be writing, customizing and editing formal proposals and persuasive pitch decks in support of internal sales team members with whom you will frequently collaborate. The proposal packages we create are designed to entice organizations of all size and scope with considerable business travel spend. This is a critical inside support position and acts as part of a national team, supporting our commercial team through the end-to-end sales lifecycle.

This is a great opportunity for new industry entrants or those with some travel experience. If you are tech savvy, have a background in business writing, and are eager to join a bright and collaborative team, you may be the perfect fit.

Preference given for applicants near CTM’s Omaha, Boston, Denver, or Seattle locations, though virtual candidates will be considered (US only).

Responsibilities and Duties

As a key member of our national sales support team, you will provide critical strategic and logistic support to aid our sales team in communicating our value proposition to a diverse set of potential customers. Critical responsibilities will include:

  • Complete customized responses and related documentation for formal Requests for Proposal and competitive sales engagements (RFP, RFQ, RFI, etc.) that communicate our value proposition and service offering. This will include proposal responses, cover letters, Executive Summaries, and supporting documents.
  • Customize sales pitches that communicate our value proposition and service offering. This will include power point presentations, meeting strategy, and supporting materials as needed.
  • Proposal and document management from conception to final delivery of bid packages (research, collaboration, editing, and successfully meeting strict internal and external deadlines).
  • Proof reading to an exceptional standard to include grammatical, technical and brand accuracy.
  • Assist with other sales support materials, as needed, such as ad hoc presentations, topical documents and updates, technical samples, and other materials to support competitive and non-competitive new business opportunities.
  • Assist the national Sales Support team in maintaining databases and resource materials as needed.

Skills and Experience

The essential skills you bring to CTM that will ensure your success as a part of our team will include:

  • Excellent writing skills to articulate the sales strategy and the CTM value proposition
  • Exceptional written and verbal comprehension and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to create compelling copy within company voice, tone and style guidelines
  • Advanced time management capabilities to adhere to multiple internal and external project deadlines
  • Proficiency with Office suite, including Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite - specifically Acrobat, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal   
  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously
  • This position may have direct and/or indirect reports which includes responsibility for overall performance management, including hiring, training, coaching, feedback, development, etc.
  • Models the way for employees and sets a positive example by demonstrating our core values.
  • Provides ongoing feedback and supports team member growth by working with employees and encouraging growth plans.
  • Drives employee engagement. Facilitates regular and ongoing conversations about employee engagement and takes action to improve team and organizational culture.

Required of all CTM Positions

  • Embrace CTM’s core values of Exceed to Service, Innovate to Generate, Trust to Succeed, Empowered to Achieve, Collaborate to Perform, Recognize to Reward, Play to Win.
  • Professional, collaborative and supportive interaction with employees, clients, suppliers and vendors.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Appropriate and professional written and verbal communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests.
  • Creative and analytical thinking with strong problem-solving and consultative skills.
  • Demonstrates calm under pressure – is a proactive contributor and eager to learn.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to do basic math.
  • Ability to read and interpret information.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.

Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical and dental plans
  • 401k with company match
  • Employer paid Life Insurance
  • Generous vacation plan and numerous paid holidays

Important Information

  • The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills. 
  • This job description is a reasonable explanation of the requirements of the position and is subject to change at any time based on the needs of CTM.
  • This job description does not alter the “at-will” employment relationship.
  • To accomplish this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. CTM will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their position in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991, as amended, and applicable state and local law.
  • CTM is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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