Covance Senior Proposal Associate in Greenfield, Indiana

Job Overview

  • Assists Client Service Managers (CSMs) with managing various aspects of quote, proposal and RFI development

  • Manages various aspects of quote, proposal and RFI development for assigned transactional clients; adhering to agreed-upon BU-specific and enterprise-wide proposal and pricing processes (i.e. collating data, following-up with other departments, etc)

  • Establishes clear timelines to meet client requirements and anticipates obstacles and provides solutions

  • Develops appropriate knowledge of the technical and regulatory environments

  • Assists in identifying and resolving issues around client inquiry requirements and Covance capabilities

  • Reviews RFP/quote requests to ensure initial understanding of client requirements

  • Works with Operations, Finance, Account Executives and others to compile proposal text and/or price response

  • Ensures timely and consistent delivery of assigned proposals to clients

  • Performs data entry into SFDC, CMS, and other databases, as appropriate (e.g. updates, proposal number requests and generating both regularly scheduled and impromptu reports)

  • Contact clients with standard inquiries (i.e. clarifying baseline RFP/quote information, proposal delivery logistics, etc)

  • Contributes to assigned process improvement projects and supports implementation when needed

Education/Qualifications

Minimum Required:

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

Experience

Minimum Required:

  • 2-4 years 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, Word, 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 and internal partners

  • Positive attitude and sense of urgency

Job Number 2018-21570

Job Category Client Services

Position Type Full-Time

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