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Senior Proposal Associate

Covance 3/1/2019 5:31:27 AM
JOB ID: 28717 Category: Other
Dallas, Texas

   

 

Job Overview

These are the specific areas of accountability requiring decisions or delivery of results.

* Supports or manages all aspects of the appropriate proposal process (text, quote, budget) for opportunities as assigned
* Responsible for managing opportunities of low to medium complexity
* Analyzes Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to assist in identifying missing information for budget, proposal and/or RFI response preparation, with support. Supports follow-up with appropriate contact for additional information as required.
* Identifies and resolves issues around client enquiry requirements and Covance capabilities with support
* Shadow or manage strategic and operational calls related to the opportunity
* Works across the organization in matrix environment across multiple time-zones and locations to support the process and complete deliverables
* Prepares standard documents in accordance with agreed strategy and Sponsor requirements and expectations under the pressure of changing timelines, with minimal supervision
* Administratively supports facilitating internal and external opportunity management negotiations (i.e. pricing, process, resources, timelines, etc.) as needed
* Is responsible for timely delivery of assigned deliverables
* Escalates issues/challenges to Manager for advice on resolution
* Performs timely and accurate data entry into departmental and/or corporate databases/systems as directed
* Contributes to assigned process improvement initiatives and supports implementation
* 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

Experience

* 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., Salesforce.com, 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, clients and Covance senior management
* Positive attitude and sense of urgency
* Possesses an ability and willingness 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: Dallas, TX - Texas



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