Rockwell Collins Sales Proposal Specialist (12038) in Everett, Washington

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.

The Lavatories & Water/Waste Systems division of Rockwell Collins is the sole source lavatory provider for the Boeing 737 MAX program. The Advanced Lavatory is a cutting edge product, offering a unique value proposition that allows airlines to increase revenue and lower operational cost. Our highly dedicated team is situated next to Paine Field in Everett, Washington. From this state of the art manufacturing and engineering facility, the Lavatories & Water/Waste Systems supports its global airline customer base as well as the OEM.

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Marketing & Sales Proposal Specialist in our Lavatories & Water/Waste Systems business located in Everett, WA.


Reporting to the Sales Proposal Manager, the Sales Proposal Specialist will play a key role in further developing B/E ALCI’s sales strategies and in supporting the company’s market expansion. This will include assisting in the coordination of large commercially and technically complex airline and OEM proposals as well as the development of strategic analyses and reporting platforms.


  • Coordinates and leads the development of technically and commercially complex proposals for airline and OEM customers RFPs in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

  • Proposals include Lavatories, Water/Waste Systems as well as coordination with other Rockwell Collins business units such as Integration services as applicable

  • Assists in preparing proposal financial calculation spreadsheets as well as pricing and negotiation strategies for executive management’s review and approval

  • Coordinates and analyzes commercial and technical information, specifications and quotations with various internal stakeholders including Engineering, Operations and Finance for proposal preparation

  • Works with the Matrix organization to populate the proposal package such as schedules, presentations and various dossiers

  • Conveys the proposal strategies and works with the Marketing group to dissect and analyze data such as delivery forecast, aircraft order details, competitive information and industry news

  • Assists in identifying key business opportunities, markets and in generating target customer capture plans

  • Prepares various graphs, charts, forecasts and PowerPoint presentations in support of sales and strategic planning

  • Reviews, coordinates and prepares responses to customer inquiries

  • Generates complex sales tools such as Return on Investment (ROI), compliance checklist and various analysis tool

  • Prepares and occasionally presents customer presentations and proposals during customer visits and trade shows


  • Bachelor's degree in business related majors such as Sales/Marketing or Finance and a minimum of 3 years related experience in an aeronautical supplier environment, airline, OEM or equivalent

  • Must have a good knowledge of large aircraft interiors and/or systems

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to deliver effective presentations to various internal and external audiences such as individual contributors, VPs, vendors and customers

  • Ability to present complex technical and commercial information in a succinct manner

  • Expert level skills in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • High stress resilience and ability to multi-task and meet challenging customer deadlines

  • Previous experience in proposal coordination

  • Ability to work with fundamental financial and mathematical concepts including fractions, ratios and gross margins


  • Ability to travel 10% of the time

  • Large OEM proposal experience

  • Multilingual Individual

  • Airline or OEM experience

  • Knowledge of certification requirements such as FAA and other regulatory agencies

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.