• RFI Writer/RFI Manager - Phase I-IV and Device/Diagnostics

    Job Location(s) US-NC-Raleigh-Durham | UK-Maidenhead | US-WI-Madison | US-NJ-Princeton
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  • Job Overview

    The RFI (Request for Information) Team at Covance falls under the Strategic and Persuasive Writing, Information, Knowledge and Experience (SPIKE) group within the Proposals Management department.  We are currently looking for a new colleague to further strengthen our global team in the Phase I-IV and device/diagnostics arena.  We are recruiting in the US or the UK for this role, and welcome home-based candidates.


    The person we are looking for:

    • Is an experienced RFI or Proposals Manager in the clinical CRO or pharma/device industry
    • Is a confident and creative writer, who can effectively manage a team of reviewers in order to put together compelling response documents
    • Is resourceful about finding information and suggesting ideas
    • Writes high-quality responses to RFIs
    • Ensures response team develops creative solutions for client enquiries
    • Owns all aspects of the RFI process for assigned opportunities
    • Is responsible for managing opportunities of high complexity
    • Is expected to work on opportunities within Covance’s Clinical Development (Phase I through IV and device/diagnostics) service line, and contributes to responses for opportunities that span multiple service lines
    • Drives recommendations for RFI process improvement projects and supports implementation
    • Identifies and drives ways to improve other processes, influencing key stakeholders as needed
    • Works across the organization in a matrix environment across multiple time-zones and locations

    We offer:

    • A competitive salary
    • A group of colleagues in the US, UK, Belgium, and India
    • Learning and growth opportunities across the whole of Covance
    • A solid career path


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


      • Minimum 5 years of experience in RFI and/or RFP response development within the CRO/pharma industry 
      • Demonstrated text editing and writing skills
      • Experience working in on-line procurement systems/platforms (e.g., Ariba) is preferred
      • Experience responding to government opportunities is a plus
      • Experience supporting strongly regulated opportunities is a plus
      • Demonstrated computer skills – requires excellent MS Office experience (specifically Excel, Word, Outlook). Knowledge of proposal management software applications (e.g.,, Qvidian, Proposal Automation applications) is a plus.
      • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact
      • Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
      • Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
      • Proven ability to work independently
      • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with internal stakeholders, clients and Covance senior management
      • Positive attitude and sense of urgency
      • Ability to work to deadlines
      • Strong analytical skills



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