Clinical Study Costing Mgr

Job Location(s) IN-Bangalore
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Job Overview

Support the costing department to ensure clear alignment of project costings to customized delivery strategy by performing but not limited to the following tasks:
- Review RFP scope and specs and initiate the costing process by initial update of the pricing tool and ensure that this is updated and accurate on an ongoing basis during the cost finalization process
- Review, update and adjust the initial system generated default budget independently or after feedback and direction from costing director/s and other stakeholders
- Attend all team meetings during the RFP process like but not limited to- risk assessment for RBM, strategy, pricing specification, pricing delivery or challenge call, senior management call and bid defense preparation
- Lead and deliver the full proposal, ballpark, abbreviated response, letter and/or re-cost estimates by accomplishing the complete RFP process independently with administrative support from Proposals Associate.
- Deliver individually or under supervision from the Costing Director and manage all delegated aspects of costing compilations for RFP responses and non-compete awarded projects.
- Review proposed Covance pass through items and costs for new RFPs and request adjustments if required to ensure accurate pass through costs
- Review and respond to queries from vendors during RFP phase, review proposed vendor quotes and request adjustments in consultation with costing director/s if required to ensure accurate vendor costs
- Support writing and review of the assumptions document included in RFP response to ensure accuracy and alignment with the proposed budget
- Support writing and review of RFI response to ensure questions have been accurately addressed and aligned to current business practices as defined in Standard Operating Procedures
- Review and coordinate with pricing to ensure accurate mapping and finalization of client budget grid with Covance WBS codes
- Support and contribute to ongoing updates of Biometrics algorithms by working in close coordination with the costing director/s, Biometrics Management and other relevant stakeholders.
- Contribute to the costing director team in any strategic process improvement initiatives
- Perform other duties as assigned by management of the Costing Department
- Provide mentoring and onboarding trainings to Costing Managers and other members of the team
- Track the details of Win/Loss opportunities by compiling data on ongoing basis and present it to senior management as and when required.


Required: University/college degree (Masters and life science preferred) from an appropriately accredited organisation
Preferred: Project Management Qualification such as PMP


- Minimum of 7 (7) years of relevant clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical company or CRO either in clinical operations/ project management 


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