• Proposal Manager, UK

    Job Location(s) UK-Maidenhead
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  • Job Overview

    Proposal Manager role based in the UK (home based anywhere in UK or office based in Maidenhead/Edinburgh) focussed on processing Phase I-IV RFPs.





    Thinking of accelerating your Proposal Management career?


    Then think long-term and the extraordinary possibilities we can offer you at Covance. We have helped the pharmaceutical industry develop:

    • More medicines worldwide than any other company, including the top 50 best-selling drugs on the market today, and
    • 100 % of all Oncology drugs approved in 2016.

    Explore this Proposal Manager job with us and check for yourself why Covance is known to promote 2.5x more employees annually than the average company in the biopharmaceutical sector.    



    Due to the expansion of Covance´s Clinical Development Services (CDS), we are looking for our next Proposal Manager (full service Phase I-IV trials).



    This can be an office-based job at either Edinburgh or Maidenhead or home-based across the UK.




    We will trust you to manage all aspects of budget and proposal development for assigned opportunities, adhering to agreed-upon Business Unit specific and enterprise-wide proposal and pricing processes.


    You will review RFP requests to ensure full understanding of client requirements and to ensure timely delivery of opportunities to clients.


    You will manage opportunities autonomously, establishing clear timelines, anticipating obstacles and providing solutions to meet client requirements.


    This is a rich role, in which you will have the opportunity to collaborate with Operations, Finance, Sales Teams and others to compile award-winning proposal responses.




    Covance has been named among the World´s Most Innovative Companies in Forbes´ 2017 Ranking, and more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers. We can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term international career.


    You will work cross-functionally, exposed to multiple teams, all of which can offer you venues for career progression and new directions (e.g. Sales, Operations, Finance, Legal).



    Education / Qualifications

    Minimum Required:


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


    We are looking for someone with extensive direct experience in CRO/biopharmaceutical environment, ideally involved with budgeting and proposal development for full service Phase I-IV projects.


    The following skills are important for this role:

    • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact
    • Advanced computer skills (specifically MS Excel, Word, Outlook)
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritise in order to meet deadlines
    • Effective communication (written and verbal) skills
    • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Knowledge of software applications (i.e. SFDC) would be beneficial, although not compulsory as training will be provided
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to extract and summarise key information
    • Positive can-do attitude





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