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Applications and Quotations Specialist
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: Customer Service
Shift: Day Shift
Job Status
Start Publishing: 04/16/2019
Number Of Jobs: 1
Stop Publishing: 04/16/2024
Alpha Technologies Ltd., now a part of EnerSys, has an opportunity for a service-oriented and knowledgeable Applications & Quotations Specialist to join our Customer Service group in our Burnaby location.

Reporting to the Manager, Applications Engineering, the Applications & Quotations Specialist is a new role in the Applications Engineering department. Unlike the Applications Engineer role which includes quoting custom-engineered products, the Applications & Quotations Specialist focuses on quoting standard and Configured-to-Order product types.

The position is responsible for the technical application of Alpha products to customers, channel partners, inside sales, and field sales personnel. The primary responsibility is to support the selling process. Main duties include the preparation of Quotations/RFQs and responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs). This may or may not include the creation of an accompanying layout drawing. The Applications & Quotations Specialist may also be called on to provide pre-sales technical assistance on the application of products to meet the customer’s powering needs and to provide technical details on the products.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Build rapport with key customers
  • Work closely with sales personnel and customers to determine customer requirements and make cost-effective and innovative recommendations related to the selection and application of Alpha power products
  • Prepare and present equipment Quotes/RFQs and Proposals
  • Drive the resolution of pre-sales technical issues related to power supplies and power system integration in the field
  • Design power solutions to incoming customer requests, including complex applications and preparation of customer proposals
  • Quote types may include Standard product and Configured-to-Order (CTO) product
  • Coordinate with other departments to obtain the technical details necessary to produce technical bulletins and other support documentations, such as sales presentations and technical responses
  • May conduct product demonstrations and sales presentations; may provide technical training for customers, dealers, and employees
  • Review and prepare formal responses to Customer Specifications
  • Field incoming customer telephone inquiries
  • Technical Liaison for internal and external customers.
  • Review and signoff on customer purchase orders per Sales Order Review procedures
  • Participate in designated trade shows
  • Review and update quotation status/records/tools
Credentials & Experience:
  • Technical Diploma or Equivalent in the Electronics/Telecommunications field
  • PC/Windows proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook; and familiarity with a drawings program (Microsoft Visio)
  • Sales, Pre-Sales, or Applications Engineer position or equivalent experience in the technology sector
  • Highly organized individual with strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional English communication skills both verbal and written; fluency in a second language, especially French or Spanish is an asset
  • Creative problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; able to work in fact-paced environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision
  • Work may occasionally need to be performed outside of normal business hours
  • Willing and able to travel internationally (infrequent)

Please send your resume tp We would like to thank all applicants who applied, however, only those short-listed will be contacted for next steps.

For 40 years, Alpha Technologies has been an industry pioneer and global leader in the design and manufacture of AC and DC power. Our distinctive excellence is the ability to innovate and quickly deliver optimized solutions for our customers' unique powering challenges in the Telecom, Cable Broadband, Traffic, Security, Industrial and Renewable Energy industries. Alpha's TL 9000 certified quality system, award-winning product strategy and continuous improvement/operational excellence program focuses on achieving complete customer satisfaction and supplying solutions of the highest quality, value and reliability. View our corporate video here:

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