Senior RFP & Bid Specialist

Pall Corp.

Chicago, IL


Leica Biosystems’ mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. We’re a global leader in cancer diagnostics with the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you’re helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.

Leica Biosystems is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Sr. Analyst I – RFP & Bid for Leica Biosystems is responsible for supporting our Sales Team for all types of transactions related but not limited to: Advanced Staining, Core Histology, and Pathology Imaging at Leica Biosystems. In this role, the RFP & Bid Sr. Analyst I will be expected to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams (finance, legal, customer service, service, IT, sales, marketing) and balance internal/external business operation demands This individual will be responsible for all aspects of the Request for Proposals (RFP) process from identifying sales opportunities, through RFP proposals to contract conclusion which also includes coordinating internal flow of information to assemble response language and legal inputs. Complete, accurate, timely RFP responses and agreement review is crucial.

This position is part of the Sales Operations located in Deer Park, IL and will be hybrid. At Leica Biosystems, our vision is to advance cancer diagnostics and improve lives.

You will be a part of the Bids Team and report to the Director, Contracting Americas responsible for North America Contracting team. If you thrive in a fast-paced role and want to work to build a world-class contracting organization supporting our sales team—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead RFP process for non-GPO customers from identification to submission adhering to target dates in conjunction with the Sales Team and other internal departments
  • Review Opportunity emails and websites daily to identify Sales Opportunities, Manage GSS pricing and training and miscellaneous requests
  • Maintain metrics and daily management/visual management dashboards
  • Complete Misc questionnaires / documents for Gov't, GPO, IDN, Ref Lab, Customer, technical & risk analyses. Redline, discuss and interact directly with customers to conclusion Purchase Agreements, addendum and renewals, for Capital, Consumable, Reagent and bundled deals resulting from RFP's/RFP's. Communicate yearly contract pricing, Train new employees on department processes
  • Report to Management on obligations, liabilities and risks associated with Contract clauses, working closely with the Legal department to achieve the best outcome
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • BA or BS Degree with 3+ years of related experience OR equivalent work experience a minimum 5 years.
  • Complete Misc questionnaires / documents for Gov't, GPO, IDN, Ref Lab, Customer, technical & risk analyses. Redline, discuss and interact directly with customers to conclusion Purchase Agreements, addendum and renewals, for Capital, Consumable, Reagent and bundled deals resulting from RFP's/RFP's. Communicate yearly contract pricing, Train new employees on department processes
  • High degree proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Work independently but able to interact as part of a team member
  • Proficient with business and legal term & conditions review / adjustments

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Government Contracts (FAR, bids, VA’s, GSS)
  • Fluent in French (written and verbal)

At Leica Biosystems we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Leica Biosystems can provide.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

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