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Bilingual Manager of Strategic Development - Greater Toronto Area (24242)

First Student Canada has an exciting opportunity for a Bilingual Manager of Strategic Development. This role is responsible for the development of new and existing proposal bids to grow the business in eastern Canada. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of consolidating and building RFP bids and have a strong background in Student/ passenger transportation.


  • Coordinates with the SVP and AGM in the development of new and existing proposals
  • Coordinates with Location Managers, Assistant Location Managers, Area General Managers and various department Managers to develop proposal content and draft
  • Ensures proposal compliance with requirements specified in the Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Proofreads, edits and ensures accuracy of the final proposal document
  • Completes all required forms and obtains all necessary signatures for final proposal document
  • Process any requested documentation in a timely manner
  • Assembles all required materials for final production ensuring final review, rewrite and necessary editing has been completed and approved by SVP and AGM prior to assembly
  • Assists in the coordination of proposal delivery prior to the specified deadline
  • Acts as a support for SVP and AGM(s) including, but not limited to, developing documents and communicating, via email or phone, required documentation from various employees involved in a specific bid
  • Develops and maintains a Proposal Calendar to account for and track proposal development up to and including submission date for every publicly announced bid
  • Monitors websites for new RFPs
  • Distributed all RFPs and supporting documents to SVP, AGM(s), Location Managers and other department specific individuals involved in a specific proposal
  • Maintains and updates proposal corporate information, location profiles, resumes, bios and any other relevant information as needed
  • Administrative duties such as photocopying, document binding, ordering supplies and any other tasks necessary for bid compilation and submission
  • 10% travel largely within the provinces of Ontario and Quebec
  • Maintenance of Public Vehicle Licensing



  • 2+ years of progressive experience in strategic sales, transportation, and/or fleet operations management
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Relationship building, public speaking, and value-added selling skills are essential
  • Able to prepare complex pricing models
  • Possess good PC skills
  • Knowledge in student/passenger transportation or fleet management a plus



First Student is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Aboriginal peoples and members of a visible minority.



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31011 - Student Eastern Canada Region Office
1111 International Blvd, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7L 6W1
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    First Student Canada
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