PPD Senior Proposal Manager - Functional Service Provider (FSP) - Home or Office Based in Morrisville, North Carolina

PPD is a leading global contract research organization. At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health.

The Strategic Proposal Development department is a global team working to develop crisp and compelling proposals focused on client solutions that are aligned with commercial and operational strategy.

As a Proposal Manager, you will work on the strategy and content for PPD proposals, the pricing is done by a separate team within PPD.

PPD offers continued career advancement as a Proposal Manager as well as management and specialized opportunities in other departments within PPD.

PPD offers award winning structured training programs, a culture that supports meaningful and challenging work and a competitive compensation and benefits package including generous PTO and unique benefits like pet insurance, MDLive Telemedicine and much more!

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team.

Summarized Purpose:

Works at the direction of the commercial strategy lead and with cross functional and executive contributors to develop crisp and compelling proposals focused on client solutions that are aligned with commercial and operational strategy. Primarily responsible for RFPs and supplemental documents for complex, multi-region, multi-service clinical development projects/programs, complex RFI's, partnership and prospective selling initiatives and related client deliverables. Ensures all documents align appropriately with the operational strategy and budget, completed within appropriate timelines and quality standards.

Essential Functions

  • Interprets and analyzes appropriate data to write proposals that support client solutions.

  • Conducts analysis at the direction of the strategy lead or may direct junior team members in data collection activities.

  • Identifies need for graphical content. May create content or direct team members in the creation of appropriate material.

  • Works with the operational strategy lead to ensure the proposal and related documents align as appropriate to operational strategy and budget.

  • Works effectively with executive management as contributors, reviewers or otherwise necessary.

  • Remains aligned with opportunities through client decision. Supports project team in bid defense preparation and any other deliverables related to the opportunity.

  • Identifies need for change in process or procedure within department and works with manager and team to develop and implement appropriate changes.

  • Leads and/or participates in departmental or cross-functional process improvement or corporate initiatives.

  • Provides super-user level support to proposal teams for proposal development software.


    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 8 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong project management skills with ability to lead and mentor others

  • Expertise in one or more therapeutic areas; ability to work across therapeutic areas when workload warrants

  • Strong financial acumen as related to business and operational strategy

  • Excellent ability to process multiple activities and priorities

  • Excellent judgment and decision making skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Professional ability to interact with individuals at all levels including assistants, peers and executives

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills and problem solving ability

  • Strong knowledge of clinical development process including functional operations and regulatory guidelines and directives across full spectrum of development activities

  • Strong expertise in sales and marketing strategy

  • Strong relationship builder who is able to work effectively in matrix organizations

  • Excellent knowledge of medical terminology

  • Excellent computer and graphics 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

    Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.

  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

  • Frequent mobility required.

  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.

  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.

  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.

  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.

  • Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.

  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.

  • Regular and consistent attendance.

PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any other protected group.

*Job: Strategic Proposals Development

*Organization: Clin Dev-United States (CLDUS)

*Title: Senior Proposal Manager - Functional Service Provider (FSP) - Home or Office Based

*Location: North Carolina-Morrisville - 3900 Paramount

*Requisition ID: 145512

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