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Honeywell

4.2
  • > 100,000 employees

Jake St Mart

5.30 AM

The alarm goes off, I’ll hit the snooze button a couple of times before I get out of bed.

6.00 AM

Arrive at the gym for a 1-hour work out just to wake up and get me going for my day ahead. This is a great way to start my focus for the day and relieve any stress.

7.00 AM

Morning drive - Turn on the radio and listen to the news on the radio just to have an idea of what’s happening around the world. Since my work is closely aligned with the Government, this gives me an opportunity to be on the front foot if anything comes up during my day.

8.00 AM

Finally, make my way into the office after my Gym session. Usually, I bring my bag with me to use the ‘end of trip’ facilities at the office.

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8.10 AM

Log on and grab my morning breakfast which is usually Greek Yoghurt and oats that I’ve prepped the night before otherwise if I’m lazy I’ll have some cornflakes! While having my breakfast, I typically read up on the Salesforce.com newsfeed to understand what other opportunities the rest of Honeywell is working on. This is a great way to have visibility across the organisation and keep up to date with our new and exciting products and projects around the world – I might even spot some potential projects I can collaborate on.

8.20 AM

Plan my tasks for the day to ensure that my responsibilities have been completed for upcoming tenders. My role as part of the bid management support team is to ensure that I coordinate tasks accordingly between the teams in Melbourne and India. Considering the time-zone difference of 6+ hours allows us to be efficient with our time where during the day I complete the tasks that are critical to the development of the solution and as I head home, the team in India take over. Liaising between teams gives me a chance to really refine my stakeholder management skills.

8.30 AM

Quick casual meeting with the team to discuss what’s happening for the day and how to allocate our time to the different bids that are occurring concurrently. We usually share how we’re progressing with our bids and what type of innovating technology we’re including within our solutions. This is also a good time to discuss any road blockers we have with our solution and what others have done to overcome these issues.

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9.00 AM

Now it’s time to prepare for a presentation to the Asia Pacific leadership team for 10:00am regarding a tender that is to be submitted in a couple of days. Working with the bid team and collaboratively with the project delivery team we ensure that we are prepared for any questions or concerns the leadership team has regarding the tender.

10.00 AM

First meeting of the day is a call with the Asia Pacific leadership team to discuss and provide an update for multi-million-dollar tender that is to be submitted to a leading Tier 1 builder. Before the final submission of the tender we require approval from the business to ensure that we have aligned ourselves in a competitive position. Interacting with leaders all over the world can be daunting at first, but once you go through a few of these you’ll get the hang of it! Awesome exposure too!

10.00 AM

First meeting of the day is a call with the Asia Pacific leadership team to discuss and provide an update for multi-million-dollar tender that is to be submitted to a leading Tier 1 builder. Before the final submission of the tender we require approval from the business to ensure that we have aligned ourselves in a competitive position. Interacting with leaders all over the world can be daunting at first, but once you go through a few of these you’ll get the hang of it! Awesome exposure too!

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11.00 AM

Once we’ve wrapped up the presentation and everything looks positive from the leadership perspective, we start to plan our actions to get the bid ready and finalised for submission.

1.00 PM

Hop into the Uber and I’m off with an Account Manager to a client meeting to discuss a new project that we’re tendering for. We aim to arrive roughly 30 minutes before to ensure we have our strategy ready for our next meeting. Typically, during this time, we go through a rough agenda and identify the value proposition we can provide the client with our solution. We’ll need our design drawings this time around to show what we propose with our design.

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