NFI Group - Technical Sales Analyst - #110978

NFI Group Inc.

Date: 1 week ago
City: Winnipeg, MB
Salary: CA$80,000 per year
Contract type: Full time

Technical Sales Analyst
is a leading global bus manufacturer of mass mobility solutions under the brands New Flyer (heavy-duty transit buses), MCI (motor coaches), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), ARBOC (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts. NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrid, and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base in our buses and coaches around the world

Responsible for coordinating inputs to and preparing New Flyer’s proposals in response to sales opportunities.


  • Reviews detailed customer specifications and works with Regional Sales Managers to obtain clear definition of customer needs and requirements. Acts as the primary contact with the customer during the bid or proposal preparation stage.
  • Initiates Bid BOM in Team Center for bids and options and coordinates with work cell and functional teams to complete all tasks by the required due dates. Monitors completion of tasks and follows up as required.
  • Reviews specification gaps and cost place holders in Bid BOM. Works with New Flyer functional teams (engineering, service, operations, finance, legal, aftermarket) to develop solutions for gaps and customer needs. Reviews denied requests and developed strategy in resubmission of denied requests.
  • Prepares and submits Request for Approved Equals (and supporting documentation) when New Flyer needs to deviate technically and/or commercially in line with the agreed Bid or Option Strategy.
  • Works with Supply team to ensure all costing of the BOM is completed, and quotes for required items are obtained.
  • Works with Technical Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager to develop final pricing recommendation. Obtains margin validation and secures all the necessary approvals in accordance with company policy. Prepares for and chairs pricing meetings as required.
  • Prepares bid or proposal package elements and ensures that the proposal is submitted within established departmental guidelines.
  • Prepares all contract changes after initial bid submission including the submission of a best and final offer (BAFO), if necessary. Ensures that Bid BOM contains the most complete and accurate information before the opportunity is closed off. Answers customer questions and follows up on open items related to technical definition.
  • Participates in Pre-Production meetings as necessary.
  • Maintains the sales funnel, CRM database and supporting documentation as necessary, including sales transaction reports.
  • May have responsibility for providing sales support to New Flyer’s Dealer Network.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Travel <10%
  • University degree in business or engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of heavy-duty transit bus architecture and components.
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting and contractual terms and conditions
  • Project management and coordination skill
  • Blueprint and technical specification reading
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work at a desk or workstation, and use photocopier.
  • Ability to lift to but not limited to 25 LBS.
  • PC, mobile phone, projectors, photocopier

  • Competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • A continuous learning environment.
  • Ability to advance your career with a growing company.
  • NFI Group has been named a Manitoba Top Employer for 2020, the tenth since the competition was established in 2007.
  • Employee social committee organizes numerous events throughout the year, including summer barbecues, holiday festivities, sporting events and tournaments, and much more.
  • Ongoing employee development through a variety of in-house training initiatives along with tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions.

We exist to move people. Our mission is to design and deliver exceptional transportation solutions that are safe, accessible, efficient and reliable

NFI Group
is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions.

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