Scientific Proposal Manager

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Closing date
2 Oct 2020

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Finance / Administration, Contracts / Proposals
Full Time
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We are recruiting for a Scientific Proposal Manager to join our Central Lab Team in Bulgaria.  We are looking for someone with a strong scientific knowledge with Proposal experience.   This will be a remote based role in Bulgaria. 

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)

* May be responsible for managing opportunities of medium to high complexity

* May assist or be accountable for assigned team workload management

* May triage and assign new inquiries as needed

* May perform line management of assigned team members under the supervision of a Manager or above

* May executes supervisory duties for assigned staff including work scheduling, performance evaluation activities, career development and preparation of training plans, where applicable with support of a Manager or above

* 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 (based on business unit expectation) support client-facing and senior management-facing activities surrounding assigned opportunities as needed, including supporting preparation, attendance, or leading applicable preparation and meetings

* Maintains appropriate knowledge of the technical and regulatory environments

* Read and interpret clinical trial protocols


Bachelor’s degree required in related field or equivalent work experience


Minimum 6 years

* Applicable minimum years of 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.

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