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Proposals Development Assoc II

US-North Carolina-Raleigh, ICR; US-Pennsylvania-North Wales
Permanent
Reference: 046423
This vacancy has now expired.
Description
Proposal Development Associate II
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast paced, busy environment for a leading global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.  This person will support Business Development in the winning of new business for ICON.
 
Overview of the Role
  • Organize and prepare high quality customer-focused proposals and budgets for the conduct of clinical trials
  • Recognize, exemplify, and adhere to ICON’s values which center around our commitment to People, Clients, and Performance
  • Coordinate and prepare client-focused proposals, budgets and client grids for new business opportunities and ensure all requested information is provided in the final proposal within given timeframe
  • Adhere to the proposal process*
  • Chair kick-off and resource meetings and coordinate the participation of appropriate personnel in the proposal development process*
  • Set-up and attend clinical strategy meetings for key/ non-key opportunities*
  • Liaise with the appropriate personnel including sales, strategic proposal development and operations throughout the proposal generation to ensure that the proposal and strategy meets the business needs in line with triage priority*
  • Prepare costs for proposals by interacting with operational departments to coordinate costs and assumptions*
  • Submit final proposal, on time, to Account Manager or designee*
  • Coordinate and prepare budgets and specifications for contracts for new business awards (where appropriate)*
  • Coordinate and participate in negotiations and discussions with clients as required
  • Attend bid defense and other client meetings in a support role when required
  • Clarify contract specifications with the Manager, Proposals; Project Manager; and/or Account Manager (where appropriate)
  • Solicit input and review of proposals, budgets and contracts (where appropriate) from the relevant operational departments including Manager, Proposals and Account Manager*
  • Maintain filing and tracking tools in accordance with accepted practices*
  • Comply with ICON administrative, training and human resources policies*
  • Undertake other reasonably related duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Ability and willingness to travel at least 5% of the time (international and domestic: fly and drive)
  • * Essential Functions (US)
Role Requirements
Benefits of Working in ICON
 
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.(US)
  • Prior experience in the CRO/ pharmaceutical industry or equivalent relevant work experience (a minimum of 1 year experience for US only)
  • Self-starter and able to function in a high-paced, dynamic environment
  • Must be able to work independently, be highly motivated, a strong team player
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to evaluate RFPs and identify critical issues and questions
  • Good understanding of industry cost drivers and costing algorithms
  • Excellent numeracy, communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Fluency in English and excellent written English skills are essential
  •  Due to the nature of this position it may be required for the employee to travel. Therefore, dependent on the employees location, the employee may be required to possess and valid driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
 
 
Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package.  This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.
 
We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.   
 
What’s Next?
 
Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/D/V and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
 
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
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