• Costing Assoc I

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Greenfield | US-WI-Madison | UK-Harrogate
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  • Job Overview

    • Interprets low to high complexity study designs for pertinent costing requirements and reviews design changes as they apply to the scope of the work
    • Works closely with client managers, operations, finance, and other internal partners on complex study designs and costing of those designs
    • Provides workload support in a costing function across multiple service lines and/or sites (i.e.; North America Tox and Metabolism or Harrogate and NA Metabolism)
    • Has knowledge of the systems being used in the costing function
    • Provides general information about business units and metrics, processes and operations to customers
    • Provides assistance with managing various aspects of quotes, proposals and RFI development for assigned opportunities; adhering to agreed upon BU-Specific and enterprise-wide proposal and pricing processes (i.e. collating data, following up with other departments, etc.)
    • Maintain training manuals for the global costing functions
    • Performs tasks in support of the global costing workload as required
    • Assists in the costing activities and process improvement initiatives with relevant internal customers
    • Assists in the creation and implementation of new processes as standards to improve business as a result of process projects
    • Prepares detailed estimates of labor and material costs using appropriate software; provides clarification on metric and cost information as needed; understand and applies resource metrics; provides labor estimates for quote and contract initiation
    • Monitors and ensures the timely costing of any changes to the scope of the study/project
    • Ensure acceptable levels of customer satisfaction
    • Actively engage with internal customers to resolve issues that arise in a timely fashion
    • Complete peer review requests and actively manage quality control
    • Actively identifies new areas for learning and uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job
    • Contribute to the design, preparation and delivery of operational metrics for the Costing group
    • Ensures Sarbanes Oxley Compliance from a costing and pricing perspective as applicable
    • Supports costing and pricing SMEs and Operational leaders to update metrics in the costing tools as needed
    • Work cross-functionally within the client experience team to resolve quote, contract and billing issues in a timely manner
    • Other duties as assigned


    Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, business or related field (or equivalent work experience)


    • Ability to review and analyze data required
    • Well-founded user knowledge of software applications required
    • Effective interpersonal skills required
    • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels of the organization required
    • Good negotiation skills required
    • Demonstrated attention to detail; consistent accuracy required
    • Ability to participate in implementing process improvement
    • Ability to report and present information required
    • Knowledge of study plans and of the design of Early Development studies required
    • Ability to work to deadlines
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with colleagues
    • Positive attitude and sense of urgency
    • Advanced knowledge in use of computer systems, databases and relevant applications
    • Familiarity with Life Science/Contract Service or similar business and general operating procedures
    • Effective interpersonal and customer service skills; excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated attention to detail; consistent accuracy
    • Ability to effectively communicate with internal customers and operational contacts
    • Proven ability to work independently
    • Identify areas of opportunity in the processes, communicate with management and execute on approved recommendations
    • Must be a pro-active problem solver, interacting with internal customers, to meet the business needs in an efficient and timely manner


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