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Proposal Associate

Covance 1/9/2019 6:21:22 AM
JOB ID: 26852 Category: Client Services
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

We are currently seeking a Proposal Associate to join our team.

* Assists Proposal Managers with all aspects of the appropriate proposal process (text, quote, budget, and/or response to Requests for Information [RFIs]) (i.e., collating data, following up with other departments, meeting minutes, etc.)
* May (based on business unit and/or team expectation) be responsible for managing opportunities of low complexity, with support
* May (based on business unit and/or team expectation) shadow and/or assist more senior colleagues on opportunities of medium complexity
* May (based on business unit and/or team expectation) review and analyze RFI and/or Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to gain understanding of client requirements and to assist in identifying missing information for budget, proposal and/or RFI response preparation. Collates follow-up questions for additional information as requested.
* May (based on business unit and/or team expectation) attend strategic and operational calls related to the opportunity
* Works across the organization in matrix environment across multiple time-zones and locations to facilitate the process and complete deliverables
* Drafts standard documents in accordance with agreed strategy and Sponsor requirements and expectations under the pressure of changing timelines
* Administratively supports facilitating internal and external opportunity management negotiations (i.e. pricing, process, resources, timelines, etc.) as needed
* Ensures timely delivery of assigned deliverables
* Escalates issues/challenges to Manager for support on resolution
* Performs timely and accurate data entry into departmental and/or corporate databases/systems as directed
* Seeks appropriate knowledge of the technical and regulatory environments
* Contributes to assigned process improvement initiatives and supports implementation
* May (based on business unit and/or team expectation) perform quality control activities per the appropriate process/requirements
* May (based on business unit and/or team expectation) be expected to contribute to content library by submitting new content or updates to existing content, using the official content submission process. May be requested to handle the content submission for more senior colleagues.

* Completes other appropriate duties, as assigned by the manager, which require similar skills in accordance with business needs and common sense.

Education / Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required in related field or equivalent work Experience


Minimum Required:

Minimum 2 years

* Applicable minimum years of Experience in budget and/or text development, or an equivalent combination of education and CRO/pharma/other related Experience to successfully perform the essential job duties
* Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact
* Demonstrated computer skills – requires excellent MS Office Experience (specifically Excel, Word, Outlook)
* Knowledge of proposal management software applications (e.g.,, Qvidian, Proposal Automation applications) is a plus

* Demonstrated text editing and writing skills (based on business unit and/or team expectations)

* Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
* Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
* Proven ability to work independently
* Ability to work to deadlines
* Strong analytical skills
* Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with internal stakeholders
* Positive attitude and sense of urgency
* Possesses an ability to work across Covance Business Units
* Ability to work irregular and/or extended hours as needed to meet the client's proposal deadline.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).