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Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.
The Red Hat Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Telco team is looking for a Senior Bid Specialist to join our Telco Technology Office in Madrid, Spain.
In this role, you will manage and coordinate various requirements and schedules of cross-functional, globally distributed teams with the goal to define, scope, plan, and realize high-
quality projects. You will develop and nurture key relationships with product management, solutions, technical expert, and sales teams.
As a Senior Bid Specialist, you will need to have expertise not only in project management, but also in a variety of Red Hat’s solutions and programs, and use it to facilitate collaboration.
Primary job responsibilities
Manage a number of projects in the field of applications and infrastructure
Provide support for requests for information (RFIs) and proposals (RFPs) to ensure effective use of field, regional, technical support, and business team resources and adherence to industry best practices
Manage complex projects without direct supervision using global program management tools and measurements
Coordinate cross-functional project teams
Create and control time and budget planning for the project
Maintain optimal quality, budget, and schedule in your projects
Engage in a generalist and direct contact with all associates, partners, and customers involved in the project
Shape customers’ decisions on the project setup for success during the implementation phase as well as guide the conversations with the key stakeholders
Prepare bid defense meetings
Experience with complex Telco RFI, RFP, and request for quotation (RFQ) and partner response management
Experience with planning, management, and implementation of complex Telco projects in particular in the Network area (RAN, EPC, etc)
Good knowledge of project management methods and documentation
Experience managing distributed teams
Experience in Telco operators as well as traditional Network suppliers
Knowledge of and experience with sales and supply processes
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and social skills
Systematic, organized, and able to work without direct supervision
Basic experience with personnel management and organization
Solid focus on partners and customers
Fluent written and verbal language skills in English; second language is a plus