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Senior Pricing Analyst

Covance 2/22/2019 4:40:37 PM
JOB ID: 28435 Category: Client Services
Princeton, New Jersey



Job Overview

We are currently seeking an Experience d Pricing Analyst to join our team. If you have exceptional excel Experience and enjoy working with proposals, APPLY TODAY!

* Responsible for drafting, developing and presenting cost estimates in the Covance costing model based on the RFP and strategy discussions
* Reviews client Request for Proposals (RFPs) and protocols to identify specifications that impact cost, identify discrepancies in RFP documents and generate questions for operational teams and clients
* Attends and participates in proposal strategy and core team meetings

* Set cost estimate preparation milestones and track progress in accordance with timelines adopted during the strategy discussion
* Interact with the Proposal Team to ensure consistency between the written proposal document and the cost estimate

* Drafts cost estimates using Covance pricing model as well as data driven decision support tools, analytic techniques, RFP and strategy discussion outcomes
* Analyzes internal and external data in order to maximize new business creation while also managing to margin targets
* Empowers sales functions through effectively communicating details of trial pricing and ensuring needs of clients are met in the pricing process
* Manages the interplay between various internal functions in order to drive expeditious and high quality pricing output that requires input from a variety of internal functions

* Liaises with Vendors to obtain accurate and competitive quotes to meet client needs

* Drafts the assumptions document based on the RFP and strategy discussions and ensuring consistency between assumptions document and Covance costing model
* Updates the cost model and assumptions document based on feedback from operational department heads and other team members involved in the cost review process
* Finalizes the cost model and mapping to the client grid
* Work collaboratively with the operations, contracts and financial analyst teams to ensure that change orders are handled appropriately and accurately as well to provide guidance into the hours/resources/activities assumed within the budget


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


* 3-5+ years of direct CRO/pharma or other business-related Experience preferred
* 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, Outlook)
* Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
* Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
* Experience in a scientific or logistics environment is a plus
* Proven ability to work independently
* Knowledge of other software applications (i.e. SFDC) preferred
* Ability to work to deadlines
* Strong analytical skills
* Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with clients
* Positive attitude and sense of urgency
* Advanced Excel skills (algorithms, macros, pivot tables, etc)
* Comfortability managing and analyzing large data sets through statistical technique

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Princeton, NJ - New Jersey


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).