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Bid Analyst / Contract Specialist

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials
Location: Carson
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt Lakeshore, we create innovative learning materials and world-class guest experiences for teachers, parents and children. Since 1954, we've grown into a global community-with a thriving e-commerce business, multiple catalogs, 60+ retail stores, a peerless national sales force, plus international offices that support our preeminent supply chain division. But today we're working better, smarter and faster than ever-and setting our sights even higher. We're building an infrastructure designed for scalability, embracing data-driven decision-making and using technology to improve efficiency and ensure the best tools for the best work. Most importantly, we continue to invest in a diverse team of inquisitive top talent who fuel each other's passions and curiosity, take risks, try new things and believe that every new day brings opportunities for growth.
Job DescriptionWe are currently searching for a Bid Analyst/Contract Specialist in our Bid Department at our Carson headquarters to facilitate the efficient administration of bids, bid reviews and associated bid documentation. Successful candidates will have excellent customer service and must be outcome-oriented. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail is essential. You will be fully engaged and busy from the first day and we guarantee there will never be a dull moment. This position will be Hybrid; however, candidates should be commutable to our Carson headquarters if we are safely able to return to our offices.
A day in the office looks like this:

  • Prepare and produce all documents required for RFBs/RFPs/RFQs per customer specifications and deadlines.
  • Ensure that bids are formatted, collated and presented in the customer's preferred format
  • Thoroughly review out going bids and projects for inconsistencies and inaccuracies that could cause the bid to be deemed non-responsive
  • Extensive collaboration with internal departments and vendors
  • Provide exceptional customer service for our customers
    QualificationsGot the skills and experience? Here's what we're looking for:
    • 2-3 years of experience in reviewing and responding to RFBs/RFPs/RFQs
    • Experience reviewing, understanding and interpreting contractual language
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects with superb accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced setting
    • Strong sense of urgency and problem-solving skills
    • Self-motivation with excellent time-management and organizational skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, Outlook. Experience in Adobe and Salesforce a plus
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Outstanding ability to work in a team environment
    • Excellent interpersonal & people skills
      Additional informationAnd here's our end of the bargain!
      • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience, plus a bonus plan
      • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage-EPO, PPO and HSA
      • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
      • Flexible benefits-choose what you like, ignore the rest
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount on products that make you smarter
      • Casual dress---and we really mean it
        At Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families and children we serve.We know we couldn't do the extraordinary things we're doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work-it's a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we've got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we're constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you're a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.
        To learn more about Lakeshore, visit

        Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyPeople are selected to become members of the Lakeshore family based on skill, merit and mind-boggling talent-not based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, domestic partnership status, military status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, alienage, AIDS or AIDS-related complex status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If things aren't equal, we all lose.
        To learn about how we collect and use Applicant information, please visit our Employee/Applicant Privacy Policy.

Keywords: Lakeshore Learning Materials, Carson , Bid Analyst / Contract Specialist, Professions , Carson, California

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