Kaplan Early Learning Company
  • Bids & Contracts
  • Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Competitive Salary
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package, including matching 401(k)

For over 45 years, Kaplan Early Learning Company has been a leading provider of educational products and services that enhance children's learning in the birth through elementary market.  We believe in serving the whole child and offering teachers, caregivers, and parents the necessary tools to encourage learning through play.  All our products are geared toward creating engaging environments with high-quality early learning materials that will inspire all young learners to explore and succeed.

When you join our organization, you'll be part of a dynamic team.  It's often said when you join the Kaplan Team you never want to leave - so prepare yourself to partner with a passionate staff who celebrates an average tenure of 15 plus years!

About the Position

Our Bid Agent supports organizational growth and sales by sourcing new bidding markets, creating customized classroom lists, and preparing competitive quotes to ensure the company has the best market stance and competitive pricing.  Ensure compliance with corporate policies and customer specifications and deadlines. 

Key Responsibilities Include:

*  Prepare customer quotes in compliance with corporate policies and customer specifications and deadlines.  Prepare KapQuote, cross reference customer requested bid items from competitor catalogs to Kaplan merchandise, assign best pricing based on contractual agreements and company pricing policy including the preparation of spreadsheets for customer with specific item information required and enter and maintain bid information in Peoplesoft.  Coordinate purchasing specific non-Kaplan items to meet bid specifications. 

Communicate awarded bid information to the applicable internal department, field sales and customer to ensure correct terms and conditions are applied to orders. Includes assisting customers with product load templates, for customer based purchasing platforms.

*  Create customized new classroom lists that are customer specific, with inclusion of creating classroom drawings (Floor Planner).  Determine product required for classroom based on customer state requirement, number of children, room dimensions, etc.  Includes providing a polished quote package to customer and field sales. 

*  Assist in GSA contract compliance and quarterly reporting requirements.  Includes regular data assessment and query analysis of orders and product pricing as it compares to contract regulation. 


Position Requirements Include:

*  Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with 4+ years experience in a corporate setting including a background in processing detailed documentation and/or analysis of information and proven customer service expertise.

*  Bid/Quote knowledge and preparation experience preferred. 

*  Excellent verbal/written communication skills with professional interpersonal and negotiation skills. 

*  Ability to communicate information effectively and efficiently with various levels of personnel internally/externally. 

*  Advanced proficiency in the use of computers with Word/Excel/Powerpoint.  Good data entry/10-key skills. PeopleSoft experience preferred.

*  Demonstrated prior experience in making independent decisions following established corporate guidelines.

*  Excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills. 

*  Good math aptitude, attention to detail with strong analytical abilities, and research and follow-up skills. 

*  Self-motivated, exhibiting initiative and positive attitude.

*  Flexible with ability to work independently or collaboratively within team environment.

*  Understanding of Kaplan business practices and extensive Kaplan product knowledge a plus; child care environment knowledge is preferred, but not required. 

Kaplan Early Learning Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We embrace differences, welcome diversity and value a culture of respect.




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