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Proposal Manager II

Covance 3/21/2019 1:51:04 PM
JOB ID: 29484 Category: Client Services
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

We are currently recruiting for a Proposal Manager II that can be based in any of our UK offices or work as a field based employee. This is an exciting role for someone to join a growing team.

Essential Job Duties:

* Owner of all aspects of the appropriate proposal process (text, quote, budget) for assigned/accountable opportunities (inclusive of managing opportunities autonomously, establishing clear timelines, meeting client requirement, escalating obstacles)
* Responsible for managing opportunities of medium to high complexity
* Review and analyze RFP documents to ensure adequate information for budget and proposal preparation is provided. Follow up with appropriate contact for additional information as required.
* Identifies and resolves issues around client inquiry requirements and Covance capabilities
* Organization and management of applicable strategic and operational calls related to the opportunity
* Works across the organization in matrix environment to lead the process and complete deliverables
* Liaise with third party vendors/vendor managers for provision of quotations where required.
* Preparation of high quality and accurate documents in accordance with agreed strategy and Sponsor expectations under the pressure of changing timelines
* Responsible for facilitating internal and external opportunity management negotiations (i.e. pricing, process, resources, timelines, etc.)
* Accountable for timely delivery of assigned deliverables
* Performs timely and accurate data entry into corporate databases as appropriate
* May support client-facing and senior management-facing activities surrounding assigned opportunities as needed, including supporting preparation, attendance, or leading applicable preparation and meetings
* Identifies and drives ways to improve the efficiency and quality of processes and the resulting deliverables, influencing key stakeholders as applicable
* Provides training and guidance to new or less Experience d staff on all aspects of position requirements
* Performs quality control activities per the appropriate process/requirements as indicated
* Complete 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


* Applicable Experience in budget and text development, or scientific/technical expertise, 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)
* Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
* Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
* 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 and Covance senior management
* Positive attitude and sense of urgency
* Possesses a general knowledge of and ability to work across Covance BU lines preferred
* Ability to provide limited team management activities
* 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).