SUMMARY : This person will be responsible for coordinating corporate business development projects in the area of sales and supporting the creation of new proposals.
They will collect, organize, and distribute RFPs and RFIs. In addition, they will maintain and update the proposal-tracking database, and interact directly with WCT business partners to maintain client and account database files.
The Proposal Associate works with the Director, Global Proposal Development, Proposal Managers, and other WCT personnel to coordinate all proposal activities.
RESPONSIBILITIES : Tasks may include but are not limited to :
Respond to RFPs and RFIs, develop bids and proposals, statements of work, presentations, and other materials that support the sales organization.
Work with Account Directors, Clinical and Operational teams to integrate solutions into complete proposals and statements of work.
Actively participate in technical writing tasks insuring that product / service offerings are clearly articulated in proposals, statements of work, and presentation materials.
Proofread, edit, rewrite, and revise budgetary sections of materials to ensure readability and consistency of message and tone.
Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, reviews, approvals and signatures
Act as focal point for collection of information from various sources. Interview subject matter experts to gather information and customize content.
Respond to routine and non-routine inquiries in a timely and professional manner. Obtain assistance to resolve complex inquiries, in order to discuss and learn.
Other duties as requested or assigned by supervisor. Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Other duties as requested or assigned by supervisor. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
Strong planning, strategizing, managing, monitoring, scheduling, and critiquing skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to clearly and concisely present information
Strong interpersonal skills in a fast-paced, deadline oriented, and changing environment
Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks and many details in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
Excellent self-motivation skills
Proficiency in all MS-Office applications including Microsoft Word and Excel REQUIREMENTS :
Outstanding writing skills and ability to compose summaries for the completion of clinical development programs and program / project specific strategic overviews
Minimum 2 years experience in CRO / Pharmaceutical Business Development or Operational environment
Bachelor's Degree required (prefer degree in Life Sciences, Communications, Journalism or Marketing).
Experience drafting bids and proposals in a CRO environment, or in pharma / biotech outsourcing preferred
Knowledge of the CRO / Pharmaceutical industry, knowledge of sales support activities as well as a strong understanding of study design, project management, and operational requirements for successful study implementation.
Ability to advise and interact with all levels of management
Ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and mathematical skills Promotion to the next level is not automatic based on years of experience.
Personnel are evaluated on proven competency, level of responsibility, and ability to work independently.
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