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Text Analyst-149375

Company: PPD
Location: Europe, Middle East & Africa-UK-England-Cambridge
Reference: 149375
Closing Date: 15 Sep 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

Summarised Purpose:  With minimal guidance, prepares and reviews proposal documents that  comply with established best practices for proposal development and style guide for grammar, punctuation and use of charts, graphics and diagrams. ...


Summarised Purpose: 

With minimal guidance, prepares and reviews proposal documents that  comply with established best practices for proposal development and style guide for grammar, punctuation and use of charts, graphics and diagrams.  Prepares and reviews text to generate responses to client requests for information (RFIs), describing value-added differentiators and creating documents that accurately and consistently position PPD’s services, products and expertise as the optimal choice for project award.  May lead opportunity response activities in the absence of a designated lead, as needed.

Essential Functions 

  • Creates documents and prepares responses to RFIs and RFPs from clients utilizing appropriate tools and subject matter experts to obtain data, text, and information.
  • Evaluates information and final proposal to determine that response meets client's request and follows up with contributors to close any gaps.
  • Assists designated lead with tasks defined by opportunity (i.e. competitive landscape searches, slide creation, org chart creation).
  • Analyzes documents created within or outside of PPD in order to ensure a quality standard and ensure compliance with best practices.
  • Reviews and edits, as appropriate, operational, BD, C&PD input to PPD proposals, applying value-added differentiators to create documents that position PPD to clients as the top choice for award, streamlining text to ensure an overall message and positioning.
  • Liaises with subject matter experts to establish project-specific (therapeutic, client, system etc.) context for positioning PPD’s proposal to client’s needs.
  • Develops library text that can be used for proposal and RFI responses.
  • Provides at least level 1 technical support of PPD systems, software and text automation  used for proposal text development.



Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Years of experience refers to typical years of related experience needed to gain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.  Years of experience are not to be used as the only determining factor in establishing the job class or making employment selection decisions.    

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Proven positioning and/or marketing communication skills
  • Excellent initiative and strategic thinking skills
  • Strong planning, organizational and multi-task project management skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to work with and influence a team and others
  • Strong ability to achieve visual transition of text into graphics, charts or diagrams
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines with a quality product
  • Demonstrated business maturity and professionalism
  • Excellent use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Critical thinking skills

Management Role:

No management responsibility 


Working Conditions and Environment:

  • Exposure to high pressure, intense concentration needed
  • Must pay constant attention to detail-visual, mental
  • Must be able to multi-task 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

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.



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Contact Information:

Address:  PPD Cambridge
Granta Park
Great Abington

CB21 6GQ
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