Covance

Pricing Analyst I

UK-Maidenhead | BE-Brussels | UK-London | FR-75-Paris | DE | PL | SE-AB-Stockholm | DK | IT
Job Number
2017-13880
Job Category
Administration/Clerical
Position Type
Full-Time

Job Overview

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. Are you ready for the next step in your career? We are currently recruiting for a Pricing Analyst I.

 

The role can be either office based in Maidenhead, UK or 100% home-based anywhere in Europe.

 

Role description:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 1-3 year of direct CRO/pharma or other business-related experience preferred
  • Bachelors degree in a scientific, business or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • 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

Education / Qualifications

Bachelors degree in a scientific, business or related field (or equivalent work experience)

Experience

  • 1-3 year 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
  • Novice programming skills at a minimum

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