Proposal Manager / Sr. Proposal Manager - PPA

PPD Morrisville , NC 27560

Posted 3 months ago

The Proposal manager role manages the preparation and development of advanced, compelling proposals focused on client solutions that are aligned with commercial and operational strategy.

  • Interprets and analyzes appropriate data to write peri-and post-approval (PPA) non-interventional and interventional study-specific proposals that support client solutions, incorporating graphics and tables as needed.

  • Works collaboratively to ensure the proposal and related documents align to operational strategy and budget; ensures the proposal response meets client's request and follows up with contributors and subject matter experts as needed.

  • Works effectively with senior leadership as contributors and/or reviewers.

  • Creates initial draft of bid defense presentation using tables and graphics from proposal and then passes to project team for completion.

  • Provides quality control and feedback on process or procedure improvement within department and/or cross-functionally.

  • Assists in identifying need for and/or managing strategic library content.

  • May mentor and coach junior team members.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

  • Deep understanding of the PPA research arena and an understanding of the different study types.

  • Experience writing PPA proposals.

  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8+ years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent project management skills and financial acumen as related to business and operational strategy

  • Expertise in the company's differentiated solutions offerings; ability to work across therapeutic areas

  • Strong ability to manage multiple activities and priorities, with effective judgment and decision making skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, with strong editing skills

  • Adept at translating technical and scientific information into client-friendly proposals

  • Critical and strategic thinking skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills and problem solving ability, with ability to interact and build relationships with individuals at all levels

  • Knowledge of clinical development process, including functional operations and regulatory guidelines and directives across full spectrum of development activities

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Exposure to high pressure, intense concentration needed

  • Must pay constant attention to detail-visual, mental

  • Must be able to multitask constantly

  • Frequent interaction with clients / associates required

  • Long, varied hours required occasionally

  • Travel and rotating shifts required on rare occasions

  • Exposure to toxic materials on rare occasions

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.

  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

  • Frequent mobility required.

  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.

  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.

  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.

  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.

  • Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals.

  • Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.

  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.

  • Ability to perform under stress.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Regular and consistent attendance.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 157406
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