Proposal Manager

04 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021
Proposal Manager EU
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

As Proposal Manager, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a highly respected CRO involved in innovative clinical trials within the pharmaceutical industry.  We are looking for someone to be part of a growing group of Proposal Managers to support our efforts to bring our services to biotech and pharmaceutical companies on a global basis.

You will contribute by:

  • Assist the commercial group and functional areas (e.g. Statistics, Programming, Data Management) to generate coherent and persuasive responses to requests for proposals/information (RFPs/RFIs), and optimize chances of success.
  • Generate cost estimates using in-house excel based tools to include within proposal, work order and change order documents.
  • Facilitate group meetings to collect information and strategize on approaches
  • Research and gather data to include corporate information, experience examples, proposed project team resumes, and other standard materials.
  • Prepare proposals/work orders/amendments using in-house tools for review by a dedicated team.
  • Respond to requests based on timelines structured to meet the needs of clients and internal collaborators. 
  • Comply with processes set down to ensure quality deliverables.
  • Review RFP/RFI/work order/amendment for accurate content, consistent format and compliance.  
  • Ensure all documentation related to RFPs/RFIs is saved on the central server in an organized manner. 
  • Maintain proposal tracking documents and related databases (e.g. RFIs, experiences).
  • Work with senior management to improve Cytel’s proposal process, including developing standards of practice and templates.
  • Some flexibility in work schedule to enable Cytel to meet RFP/RFI timelines.
  • Location:  EU home-based locations

What we are looking for:

  • BA/BS, preferably with some Life Sciences or business/financial background
  • 3-5 years prior experience with a CRO, pharma or within related health care industry
  • Above average skill with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent use of the English language, strong writing skills, and an ability to solve problems quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Above average personal time-management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with costing models and budget proposals in the clinical development space a plus
  • Experience with a plus

What’s in it for you:

  • You will have the opportunity to play an integral role helping our clients and the industry shape the future of drug development
  • You will be part of an exciting new chapter in Cytel’s history with high growth and opportunities to progress in Senior and Leadership positions within the company
  • Work in an environment designed for an entrepreneurial minded person with a lot of energy, ideas and courage for their implementation
  • Work with and leverage the best and brightest minds in the industry