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Proposal Manager

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Dublin
Reference: pare-10056257
Closing Date: 13 Apr 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

PAREXEL Ireland is looking for a seasoned Proposal Manager to join their Dublin team.


There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

That’s PAREXEL. We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

How can we help you on your journey? Find your path, and learn more on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Glassdoor.

The Proposal Manager has three essential roles:

• Manage the proposal stakeholders, process and timelines to ensure proposals are developed efficiently
• Develop compelling proposals and associated budgets, with strategic input from Practice Leaders and Subject Matter Experts and customer-focused insight from the Sales Team
• As a partner to the business (Practice Leaders, Subject Matter Experts, Sales Team, Contracts department, and Strategic Resourcing team), recommend, plan and execute on proposal process improvements to positively influence company’s performance metrics

Key Accountabilities:
• Serve as the single point of contact for internal stakeholders, leading the effort to compile, review and produce the final proposal response (includes supporting budget preparation
• Ensure proposals accurately reflect strategy discussions, meet client/PAREXEL needs, offer consistent messaging, include relevant differentiators, convey value proposition and critical success factors, and are well-written
• May participate in client calls and proposal defence meetings as required
• Own and manage the proposal process (define action plans and timelines; manage and hold the internal stakeholders accountable to those plans and timelines)
• Provide operational consistency and stability by:
- Managing and providing essential proposal resources
- Contributing new ideas and strategies to improve the proposal process as needed
- Managing trainings and SOPs

The Account Manager should have the following experience and skills:

• Ability to develop relationships with a culturally diverse group of stakeholders within PAREXEL and client’s business
• Demonstrated industry and business leadership experience
• Demonstrated people management experience
• Ability to lead the effort to compile, review and produce final proposal response
• Proven ability to co-ordinate team effort and verify proposal response material
• Demonstrated project management experience
• Proven success preparing business and proposal plans and strategies
• Ability to successfully leverage internal resources across organizational boundaries to meet client needs
• Highly organized with excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent numeracy skills
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Comprehensive knowledge of relevant software (Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook)

• Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science, Business or equivalent. Higher graduate studies in Business or scientific discipline a plus

Language Skills
• Fluent in English, oral and written

Minimum Work Experience
• 4+ years in consulting environment - within life science or service industries
• Previous experience in the CRO or pharmaceutical industry preferred

Career Development Opportunities
The Proposal Manager role is an integral and central component of the PAREXEL Consulting business, interfacing with several departments on a daily basis. As such, the Proposal Manager has multiple directions for which they can continue to explore their career aspirations:
• Customer Strategy
• Practice
• Strategic Resourcing
• Contracting


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Contact Information:

Address:  PAREXEL International
The Quays
101-105 Oxford Road
Tel:  +44 1895 238000
Fax:  +44 1895 238494
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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