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Proposal Manager I

Covance 6/12/2019 6:18:43 AM
JOB ID: 32381 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 to be based in our Leeds office. This is an exciting role to join a growing Global team!

Duties :-

* Owns all aspects of the appropriate proposal process (text, quote, budget) for assigned opportunities (inclusive of managing opportunities under general supervision, establishing clear timelines, meeting client requirement, and suggesting solutions for obstacles)
* Responsible for managing opportunities of low to medium complexity
* Support integrated opportunities (i.e., spanning across multiple Business Units)

* Reviews and analyzes Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to ensure adequate information for budget, proposal and/or response preparation is provided. Follows up with appropriate contact for additional information as required.
* Identifies and resolves issues around client enquiry requirements and Covance capabilities with support
* Organizes and facilitates of strategic and operational calls related to the opportunity
* Work across the organization in matrix environment across multiple time-zones and locations to lead the process and complete deliverables
* Liaise with third party vendors/vendor managers for provision of quotations and/or information where required
* Prepares high quality and accurate documents in accordance with agreed strategy and Sponsor requirements and expectations under the pressure of changing timelines
* Supports facilitating internal and external opportunity management negotiations (i.e. pricing, process, resources, timelines, etc.) as needed
* Ensures timely delivery of assigned deliverables
* Is responsible for resolving of issues/challenges and informing Manager; may seek Manager's advice for complex issues/challenges
* Performs timely and accurate data entry into departmental and/or corporate databases/systems as appropriate
* Identifies and participates in ways to improve the efficiency and quality of processes and the resulting deliverables
* Performs quality control activities per the appropriate process/requirements
* Expected to contribute to content library by submitting new content or updates to existing content, using the official content submission process
* 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


* 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 preferred

* 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 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).