Proposal Graduate

Wilmington, NORTH CAROLINA | 3 months

Job Summary


Job Description

Covance is currently seeking a Proposal Graduate to join our team.  This is a unique opportunity to join a great company and start your career with Covance.

  • Shadow Proposal Managers on all aspects of the appropriate proposal process (text, quote, budget) (ie collating data, following up with other departments, meeting minutes, etc)
  • Learn to review and analyze RFP documents to promote understanding of client requirements. May (based on business unit expectation) collate follow up questions for additional information as requested.
  • May (based on business unit expectation) shadow applicable strategic and operational calls related to the opportunity
  • Works across the organization in matrix environment to facilitate the process and complete deliverables
  • Shadow the drafting of standard documents in accordance with agreed strategy and Sponsor expectations under the pressure of changing timelines
  • Administratively supports facilitating internal and external opportunity management negotiations (i.e. pricing, process, resources, timelines, etc.) as needed
  • Support timely delivery of assigned deliverables
  • Performs timely and accurate data entry into corporate databases as directed
  • Seeks appropriate knowledge of the technical and regulatory environments
  • Complete other appropriate duties, as assigned by the manager, which require similar skills in accordance with business needs and common sense.

  • Bachelor’s degree required in related field or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 0 years
  • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact
  • Demonstrated computer skills – requires excellent MS Office experience (specifically Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
  • Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Positive attitude and sense of urgency
  • Ability to work irregular and/or extended hours as needed to meet the client’s proposal deadline.

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