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Manager, Contracts & Proposals - Reading

  • City / Town: GBR-ENG-QTHV-37
  • Date posted: Sep 18 2018 6:30PM
  • Sector: Contracts & Proposals
  • Employee status: Regular
  • Employment status: Full Time
  • Job reference: R1036576
  • Consultant: Lisa Allcock

Our Contracts & Proposals team, based at our European Head Office on the outskirts of Reading, are seeking a manager level professional to support the global clinical business.

Ideally you will have some experience line managing a team of individuals, alternatively we will consider those who can demonstrate strong mentoring experience.

Our Global Business Operations Team has a dedicated training programme that upskills our proposals and contracts employees to work end to end and rotate through the different departments that we work with most closely. This gives our employees a real opportunity for growth and development helping them take their career to the next level.

Role Purpose
Coordinate and manage the contracts, proposals and other designated processes for assigned customers to efficiently produce accurate and timely information.

• Manage the day-to-day contract, proposal and other designated processes for large complex contracts
• Line management responsibilities across UK & Bulgaria
• Act as regional expert on contracts, proposals and / or other designated processes and key interface for assigned customers, ensuring consistency in approach, metrics and format
• Manage project requirements, identify discrepancies and interact with customers to resolve issues
• Develop and implement processes with a primary focus on increasing Customer satisfaction and by creating efficiencies while maintaining consistency among all teams
• Provide direction and strategy on projects and initiatives with minimal oversight
• Maintain a focus and actively work towards attainment of all corporate goals (including but not limited to revenue, sales, and employee retention) and implement strategies to achieve those goals
• Act as primary internal customer interface, responsible for developing key relationships
• May participate in bid defense, customer meetings and on task forces as required
• Provide advice, support and guidance as needed and serve as a mentor to colleagues
• Perform 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.


Knowledge of CRO Industry
Demonstrable line management or strong mentoring experience
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and understanding of costing models
Excellent knowledge of contract, proposals and budget processes and ability to interpret budgets 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 experience in Contracts or Proposals; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Did You Know?

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

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IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

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