Covance RFI Sr Coordinator in Madison, Wisconsin
COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. We have an exciting opportunity available to join ourRFI (Request for Information)team.
The RFI Team at Covance falls under the Strategic Writing, Presentations, Experience, Information, Knowledge and Experience group within the Commercial Organization at Covance. The mission of the RFI Response Team is to efficiently manage information requests within the RFI process, provide accurate/validated Covance information and data, and support the global commercial organization to win new business by writing responses that are consistent, compelling and award-winning.
We are currently recruiting a Senior RFI Coordinator to join our team focusing on Clinical Development Services (Phase II-IV and Device/Diagnostics) RFIs. This position is in the US , and can be either home-based or office-based. This is a full-time regular position.
About the job:
Writes effective RFI responsesby using existingRFI tools, systems and processes such as Procurement systems/platforms (e.g., Ariba), salesforce.com (SFDC), SharePoint, Qvidian, etc.
Leads RFI requests autonomously
Is resourceful about finding information and suggesting ideas
Bears primary responsibility for writing coreClinical Development Services Business Unit (BU) RFI responses and contributes to integrated RFI responses, with back-up responsibility for adjacent BU RFI responses as assigned
Assigns actions and completes follow-up with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), coordinates all document templates, sets up logistics for Response Team meetings, and collects data for client deliverables.
Reviews RFI requests to ensure initial understanding of client requirements
Is responsible for working with response team members (e.g., Client Services/Proposals team, Operations, Finance, Account Executives and others) to compile information/data required for client deliverables
Performs administrative tasks related to RFI data entry, maintenance and reporting for the various tools and systems as appropriate (e.g., updates, RFI Tab entries, and generating both regularly scheduled and ad hoc reports)
Maintains/provides back-up for BU response library content and templates as assigned, working with Content Managers, Writers and Client Managers
Contributes to assigned RFI process improvement projects and supports implementation as defined and assigned by management
Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow’s drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients—and your career.
Bachelors degree in a scientific, business or related field (or equivalent work experience)
Former experience within proposal environment required
Strong background at CRO/pharma or similar role needed
Previous experience responding to RFIs and/or Requests for Proposal (RFPs) required
Excellent written and verbal communication
Editing / writing / story crafting skills, preferably with previous life sciences experience
Demonstrated computer skills – requires excellent MS Office experience (specifically Excel, Word, Outlook)
Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
Knowledge of other software applications (i.e. SFDC, Proposal Automation) preferred
Flexibility and willingness to work to meet deadlines, expected and unexpected
Strong analytical skills
Strong team player
Job Number 2018-21736
Job Category Client Services
Position Type On Call
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