Job Location(s) UK-Maidenhead
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  • Job Overview

    Client Services Manager. Proposals & Budgets. RFP, quotes, proposals, budgets, pricing. Medical Devices. Europe.





    Thinking of accelerating your Client Services, Proposals & Budgets career? Then think long-term and the extraordinary possibilities we can offer you.  


    Few research partners have the experience in medical device that the recent Covance and Chiltern integration brings. We have an exceptional depth of knowledge in cardiovascular, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedic, respiratory and women’s health applications of medical devices. Over the last three decades, our medical device study team has successfully managed hundreds of studies for all classes of medical products, and our team was one of the first to manage programs for the development of combination device/drug delivery systems. We are on the forefront of implementing the guidelines governing mobile medical technology.


    Explore this Manager Client Services, Proposals & Budgets job with us and check for yourself why we are known to promote 2.5x more employees annually than the average company in the biopharmaceutical sector.


     THE JOB


    Covance is currently seeking an experienced Client Services, Proposals & Budgets Manager to join their Medical Devices Proposal Team. This person will be part of a high visibility team, dedicated to supporting Medical Devices RFP responses, including cutting-edge Mobile Medical Application Technologies.


    Location: any country in EU where we have offices. Ideally this is an office based job, but we are prepared to offer home based flexibility to the right person (considering that regular office presence will be needed for meetings, training, etc.)


    This is a dynamic job, in which you will be involved in leading the proposal process for Medical Devices proposal responses. This means you will:


    • Interact and drive the proposal process across a matrix environment with strong project management skills to compile award-winning proposal responses
    • Effectively edit and amend proposal text in collaboration with key subject matter experts to concisely and creatively position Covance in industry leading proposals.
    • Excel in managing multiple projects while upholding timelines and superior quality.
    • Energized by supporting key business wins and have a stellar appreciation for the RFP process and being part of Covance’s future growth strategies


    Acting as a proposal development leader, we will trust you to proactively bring solutions, collaborate with key stakeholders to creatively push proposal boundaries of proposal writing, and be an integral part of supporting commercial wins in conjunction with Operational and Sales leaders.


    You will review RFPs (both text and budgets) to ensure proposals comply with clients’ requirements and to uphold on-time proposal responses.


    You will manage opportunities autonomously, ensuring the response team is developing creative solutions for client inquiries, establishing clear timelines, anticipating obstacles and providing solutions to meet client requirements.




    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 (Sales, Operations, Finance, Legal…)

    Education / Qualifications

    Bachelors degree in a scientific, business or related field.


    Key for this job: demonstrated excellent Excel experience (pivot tables, formulas for calculating budgets, algorithms)


    We are looking for someone bringing extensive direct RFP, Budgets & Proposal Contract Research Organization (CRO) experience in the Medical Devices, Pre-Clinical or Clinical environment.

    • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact
    • 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


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