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Costing Assoc I

Covance 9/27/2018 5:32:02 AM
JOB ID: 24165 Category: Client Services
Harrogate, United Kingdom

   

 

Job Overview

* Interprets low to high complexity study designs for pertinent costing requirements and reviews design changes as they apply to the scope of the work
* Works closely with client managers, operations, finance, and other internal partners on complex study designs and costing of those designs
* Provides workload support in a costing function across multiple service lines and/or sites (i.e.; North America Tox and Metabolism or Harrogate and NA Metabolism)
* Has knowledge of the systems being used in the costing function
* Provides general information about business units and metrics, processes and operations to customers
* Provides assistance with managing various aspects of quotes, proposals and RFI development for assigned opportunities; adhering to agreed upon BU-Specific and enterprise-wide proposal and pricing processes (i.e. collating data, following up with other departments, etc.)
* Maintain training manuals for the global costing functions
* Performs tasks in support of the global costing workload as required
* Assists in the costing activities and process improvement initiatives with relevant internal customers
* Assists in the creation and implementation of new processes as standards to improve business as a result of process projects
* Prepares detailed estimates of labor and material costs using appropriate software; provides clarification on metric and cost information as needed; understand and applies resource metrics; provides labor estimates for quote and contract initiation
* Monitors and ensures the timely costing of any changes to the scope of the study/project
* Ensure acceptable levels of customer satisfaction
* Actively engage with internal customers to resolve issues that arise in a timely fashion
* Complete peer review requests and actively manage quality control
* Actively identifies new areas for learning and uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job
* Contribute to the design, preparation and delivery of operational metrics for the Costing group
* Ensures Sarbanes Oxley Compliance from a costing and pricing perspective as applicable
* Supports costing and pricing SMEs and Operational leaders to update metrics in the costing tools as needed
* Work cross-functionally within the client Experience team to resolve quote, contract and billing issues in a timely manner
* Other duties as assigned

Education/Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a scientific, business or related field (or equivalent work Experience )

Experience

* Ability to review and analyze data required
* Well-founded user knowledge of software applications required
* Effective interpersonal skills required
* Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels of the organization required
* Good negotiation skills required
* Demonstrated attention to detail; consistent accuracy required
* Ability to participate in implementing process improvement
* Ability to report and present information required
* Knowledge of study plans and of the design of Early Development studies required
* Ability to work to deadlines
* Strong analytical skills
* Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with colleagues
* Positive attitude and sense of urgency
* Advanced knowledge in use of computer systems, databases and relevant applications
* Familiarity with Life Science/Contract Service or similar business and general operating procedures
* Effective interpersonal and customer service skills; excellent oral and written communication skills
* Demonstrated attention to detail; consistent accuracy
* Ability to effectively communicate with internal customers and operational contacts
* Proven ability to work independently
* Identify areas of opportunity in the processes, communicate with management and execute on approved recommendations
* Must be a pro-active problem solver, interacting with internal customers, to meet the business needs in an efficient and timely manner


Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom



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