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Contracts & Proposals Manager

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Bloemfontein, South Africa Full time R1415049

Bloemfontein, South Africa| South Africa| Remote

Job description

Coordinate and manage the proposal process for Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing function and other designated processes for assigned customers to efficiently produce accurate and timely information.  This role will also serve as the subject matter expert in IQVIA pricing tools, develop and maintain proposal/RFI text and capabilities slides showcasing IQVIA’s offerings and will provide training to other teams within IQVIA on the tools and the strategies for effective bidding and execution of the Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing book of business.


•    Develops and prepares proposals for assigned customers, to support the Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing Book of Work, which includes both standalone Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing and full-service opportunities, where Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing is an included service.  
•    Reviews Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and contributes to client ready proposal text and budgets for proposals, rebids, and related documents.  
•    Provides operationally specific support and assistance to other Proposal Developers in the delivery of assigned opportunities.  
•    Serves as Team Lead on assigned projects, to develop proposals and budgets for Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing.  Attends and contributes to strategy, challenge and sign-off calls to ensure proposals are operationally sound yet cost competitive to win in the market place. 
•    Performs quality control edits on all documents and oversees the finalization of documents and distribution to the customer and internal departments. 
•    Updates and maintains corporate databases, as required, and ensures accurate information is included in tracking reports.  
•    Participates in training/coaching/mentoring new staff. 
•    Participates in customer meetings leading up to award. 
•    Performs all other duties as assigned.

Besides all the benefits for our employees, there are many resources available to employees to encourage a work-life balance to enable them to become the best they can be in their work life as well as their personal life. 

•    Minimum of 2 years CRO experience
•    Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint 
•    Ability to interpret Data Management or Biostatistics and Medical Writing RFPs and protocols 
•    Possess strong analytical skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills 
•    Ability to communicate with senior stakeholders, sales members and Customers in a clear and concise manner.  
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-worker’s, managers and customers
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science, Business Management, Finance or related field and direct experience in Proposals, industry specific operational experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
This is an excellent opportunity to gain industry and company-wide insight into Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing Operations and budgeting on a global scale. You will work very closely with the Sales, Therapeutic Strategy Leads, Product Specialists, and Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing Operational teams to build the strategy and budget for Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing Opportunities, which will provide you with a solid understanding of the industry, remaining up-to-date with latest news – writing for latest trials – and learning from each different department, liaising at various levels up to very senior management.

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

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