Senior Proposal Associate (RFI)

Job Location(s) IN | IN-Bangalore
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Job Overview

Candidates with 3+ years of experience in Clinical Data Management, Project Management, Pre-clinical research in a CRO or Pharma settling are welcome to apply to this role
- Supports or manages all aspects of the process for response to Requests for Information [RFIs] for opportunities as assigned
- Is responsible for managing opportunities of low to medium complexity
- May shadow and/or assist more senior colleagues on opportunities of medium to high complexity
- Analyzes RFI and/or Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to assist in identifying missing information for RFI response preparation, with support. Supports follow-up with appropriate contact for additional information as required.
- Identifies and resolves issues around client enquiry requirements and Covance capabilities with support
- Shadows or manages strategic and operational calls related to the opportunity
- Works across the organization in matrix environment across multiple time-zones and locations to support the process and complete deliverables
- Prepares standard documents in accordance with agreed strategy and Sponsor requirements and expectations under the pressure of changing timelines, with minimal supervision
- Is responsible for timely delivery of assigned deliverables
- Escalates issues/challenges to Manager for advice on resolution
- Performs timely and accurate data entry into departmental and/or corporate databases/systems as directed
- Develops appropriate knowledge of the technical and regulatory environments
- Contributes to assigned process improvement initiatives and supports implementation
- Performs quality control activities per the appropriate process/requirements
- Contributes to content library by submitting new content or updates to existing content, using the official content submission process
- Completes other appropriate duties, as assigned by the manager, which require similar skills in accordance with business needs and common sense.


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


Minimum 3 years
- Applicable minimum years of experience in budget and/or text development, 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)
- Knowledge of proposal management software applications (e.g.,, Qvidian, Proposal Automation applications) is a plus
- Demonstrated text editing and writing skills (based on business unit and/or team expectations)
- Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
- Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
- Proven ability to work independently
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with internal stakeholders, clients and Covance senior management
- Positive attitude and sense of urgency
- Possesses an ability and willingness to work across Covance Business Units
- Ability to work irregular and/or extended hours as needed to meet the client’s proposal deadline.


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