Bid / Proposal Writer
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Swindon, United Kingdom
8d ago

Job Description

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation.

As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

At our site in Swindon, ThermoFisher are forging partnerships that are transforming the industry, creating new business models between pharma companies and their pharma service providers.

We are pioneering solutions that are driven by client needs, with successful recent partnerships including Flexion and Pacira.

We currently offer solutions spanning the entire pharmaceutical life cycle to help pharma and biotech companies of all sizes meet their complex development and manufacturing needs at any stage or scale enabling us to deliver a combination of unrivaled quality, reliability and compliance, backed by a reputation for scientific and technical excellence.

The range of services at ThermoFisher for drug substances and drug products is wider than that of any other CDMO and we offer end-

to-end capabilities and expertise to take your discovery from pre-clinical and clinical development, through scale-up, all the way to commercial supply across more than 40 oral solid, sterile and softgel dosage forms.

This is a diverse and challenging role with key accountabilities including :

  • To review Request for Proposal (RFP) information to ensure adequate information has been received to be able to prepare project and commercial costing and to liaise with site quotations, contracts, and sales teams as appropriate
  • Initiate quotation activities at one or more of the sites once site selection has been completed.
  • Participate in client discussions in order to confirm the aspects of projects are understood and costed appropriately.
  • Follow-up as required.

  • To take responsibility for the drafting of the bid submission (proposal) and estimated budget and to ensure that the appropriate proposal review and authorization has been made from Thermo Fisher Scientific management
  • Must be prepared to present quotation analysis to all levels of the organization.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of SalesForce.com.
  • Provide assistance to enquiries raised by the Sales group.
  • Contribute to continuous improvements within the proposals process.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Evaluate and initiate new project quotes ( 10%)
  • Quote proposal preparation ( 50%)
  • Change of Scope preparation ( 15%)
  • Request for Information (RFI) Preparation ( 5%)
  • Review and ensure completeness / accuracy of incoming data from site technical teams ( 10%)
  • Present finalized quotation to senior management for financial approval and respond to questions
  • Enhancing and further utilizing SalesForce.com
  • Comply with company rules, policies and procedures. To carry out any other tasks which may be required from time to time.
  • Experience

    You will be a flexible, highly motivated and experienced professional seeking a new opportunity to develop and grow your skills within a unique operating model.

    To be considered for this role you will ideally have experience of the Pharmaceutical industry and a strong understanding of bid proposal writing.

    In addition to this we are looking for an individual who is able to demonstrate :

  • Minimum Bachelor level education (B.Sc. or Eng) or equivalent professional experience.
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and oral / written communication skills
  • Good sense of urgency and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong team player
  • Strong with both Microsoft Word and Excel

    Closing date for applications : 14th December 2018

    When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above.

    The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

    Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

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