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Proposal Developer, Clinical Research

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Primary Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States Additonal Locations: Durham, NC,USA Full time R1286188

Job description


The Global Business Operations (GBO) team is a dynamic group with high visibility within IQVIA. GBO develops strategic proposals and budgets for our customers, and upon award, drives contract execution, including changes throughout the study lifecycle, by working with numerous internal and external stakeholders. We seek highly motivated and accountable people looking for opportunities to impact the business and be part of the solution. At IQVIA, we look at individuals with a focus on continuous learning and career development.


 Develop and prepare proposals for assigned customers, to support the Global sales team.  


  • Review Requests For Proposal (RFP).  Identify information for proposal text and budget development; and work closely with proposal development team to prepare and finalize proposals
  • Act as Team Lead on assigned projects, working with junior staff, and provide support as required (may be applicable or not)
  • Prepare text and budget for proposals, rebids and related documents
  • Provide support and assistance to other Proposal Developers in the delivery of assigned opportunities
  • Revise or develop preliminary agreements and related budgets and scope of work.  Ensure the scope of work is defined correctly and budgets reflect the scope
  • Develop in depth understanding of and be compliant to all processes and policies relating to the development of proposals.;
  • Participate in strategy calls to discuss customer requirements and identify discrepancies in customer information
  • Perform quality control edits on all documents and participate in the finalization of documents and distribution to the customer and internal departments
  • Update and maintain corporate databases as required and ensure accurate information is included in tracking reports
  • Participate in training / coaching / mentoring new staff
  • May participate in customer meetings
  • Participates in department initiatives
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of CRO Industry
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and understanding of costing models
  • Ability to interpret RFPs and protocols
  • Possess strong analytical skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and customers


 Degree in Life Science, Business Management or related field and a minimum of 3 year's direct experience in Contracts, Proposals, industry specific operations experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


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

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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