Bid / Proposals Leader in Joplin, MO at Ducommun

Date Posted: 2/16/2020

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Bid / Proposals Leader

Job Description

This dynamic and fast paced position will work with our growing Joplin Leadership Team.  In Joplin, we build wire harnesses for the defense and aerospace industries which assist our Armed Forces in maintaining the safety of our Country.  

Founded in 1849, Ducommun evolved from a hardware supply store opened by Charles Ducommun in Los Angeles during the California Gold Rush to assisting in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California.  Ducommun assisted early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed take to the skies.

Today, Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. In Joplin, we are part of the Electronic Systems branch of Ducommun and produce complex products and components for mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications.

This position will work with many internal departments as well as customers to assist Ducommun in successfully creating and submitting bids designed to win contracts for our site.

In addition to a great working atmosphere and team, Ducommun offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, vacation time, stock purchase plans and 401k with company match.  

Responsibilities Include:

Supervise the receipt and initial analysis of customer Requests for Quotation (RFQ’s) and Requests for Pricing (RFP’s) as well as the coordination of efforts of material and labor estimators.  Furthermore, the position is responsible for assisting in the development of bid strategies, risk assessments, and price data requirements throughout the proposal preparation process.   

  • Perform initial analysis of RFQ’s and/or RFP’s from customers or potential customers

  • Reviews and manages all CAPA packages.

  • Reviews and negotiates all T's & C's.

  • Coordinate recommendation to Bid/No-Bid as a result of analysis and present recommendation to management

  • Supervise the daily bid processes, coordinate the interaction and individual efforts of the Estimating Department

  • Integrate proposal input from team members, proofread, and edit final document for completeness, accuracy, and quality.

  • Review all labor, material, and Non Recurring Engineering (NRE) estimates; together with rate structures and budgets for each bid

  • Assist in establishing competitive guidelines and strategy determinations

  • Coordinate communications between customers and internal staff during bid process

  • Coordinate with bid groups of other Electronic Systems Group  (ESG) facilities where there is multi-plant participation

  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Intermediate ERP, QuoteWin, and Microsoft Office skills, e-mail, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access skills.

  • Experience with government contracting; FAR and DFARs. 

  • Proficient with the bid process per applicable policies and procedures

  • Excellent technical documentation skills, written, and verbal skills to interact with people at all levels and functions inside and outside organization.

  • Demonstrated project management experience—planning, budget, allocation of resources

  • Negotiation and conflict management skills together with demonstrated experience in troubleshooting and problem-solving

  • Ability to supervise employees, provide mentoring and resolve issues

  • Exceptional organization skills are required with emphasis on attention to details

  • Abilities listed in General Requirements of Team Members

    Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

    Physical Abilities                                                                  Lift /Carry            

    Stand - Frequently                                                               10 lbs or less - Frequently

    Walk - Frequently                                                                11-20 lbs - Occasionally     

    Sit - Frequently                                                                     21-50 lbs - N/A

    Climb – N/A                                                                           51-100 lbs - N/A

    Crawl - N/A                                                                            Over 100 lbs - N/A

    Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                                           

    Bend - Occasionally                                                             Push / Pull

    Fine Manipulation - N/A                                                     10 lbs or less - Frequently

    Reach Outward - Occasionally                                           10-20 lbs - Occasionally

    Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally                             20-50 lbs - N/A

    Drive - Frequently                                                               50-100 lbs - N/A

                                                                                                    Over 100 lbs - N/A

    N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

    Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

    Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

    Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


    Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Accounting or Business Administration, or equivalent job-related experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in estimating or related field, including supervisory experience

1505 Maiden Lane
Joplin, Missouri, 64801
United States


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