Proposal Writer / Proposal Manager

Covance Inc Located in: Madison,  Indiana, North Carolina, New Jersey, Wisconsin
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The RFI (Request for Information) Team at Covance falls under the Strategic Writing, Presentations, Experience, Information, Knowledge and Experience group within the Commercial Organization at Covance. We are currently looking for someone to strengthen our team in the Phase I-IV and device/diagnostics arena.

The mission of the RFI Response Team is to efficiently manage information requests within the RFI process, provide accurate/validated Covance information and data, and support the global commercial organization to win new business by writing responses that are consistent, compelling and award-winning.

The person we are looking for:

  • Is a confident and creative writer, who can effectively manage a team of reviewers in order to put together compelling response documents
  • Is resourceful about finding information and suggesting ideas
  • Writes effective RFI responses by using existing RFI tools, systems and processes such as Salesforce, SharePoint, Qvidian, etc.
  • Leads RFI responses autonomously
  • Bears primary responsibility for writing core Clinical Development Services Business Unit (BU) strategic RFI responses and contributes to integrated RFI responses (i.e., RFIs that go across Business Units), with back-up responsibility for adjacent BU RFI responses as assigned
  • Ensures response team is developing creative solutions for client inquiries and suggests potential approaches based on experience
  • Responsible for working with response team members (ex: Client Services/Proposals team, Operations, Finance, Account Executives and others) to compile information/data required for client deliverables
  • Anticipates, detects, promotes quality and process improvement needs in the maintenance and continued development of key client relationships
  • Maintains/provides back-up for BU response library content and templates as assigned, working with Content Managers, Writers and Client Managers
  • Drives recommendations for RFI process improvement projects and supports implementation
  • Promotes internal expertise through training and guidance to less experienced staff on interpretation of an RFI
  • Performs quality control activities for peers and less experienced staff
  • Maintains appropriate knowledge of the technical and regulatory environments 

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, business or related field preferred

• Minimum of 6 years direct CRO related experience required, clinical development trial experience preferred
• Previous experience responding to RFIs, RFPs and RFQs preferred
• Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact
• Editing / writing / messaging skills, preferably with previous life sciences experience
• Demonstrated computer skills – requires excellent MS Office experience (specifically Excel, Word, Outlook)
• Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
• Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
• Proven ability to work independently
• Knowledge of other software applications (i.e. Salesforce, Proposal Automation) preferred
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with clients and Covance senior management
• Positive attitude

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Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


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