Senior Proposal Manager - Biologics CDMO

Posted 01 August 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Full Time
DisciplineLarge Molecule
Contact NameOliver Masson

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with a Biologics CDMO, seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join the team as a Proposal Manager.

As a Senior Proposal Manager, you will play a critical role in driving business growth by developing and managing the proposal process for potential biologics development and manufacturing projects. Your exceptional communication skills, technical knowledge, and ability to collaborate cross-functionally will be vital to your success in this role.

Senior Proposal Manager - Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of high-quality, comprehensive, and competitive proposals in response to client inquiries or requests for proposals (RFPs) for biologics development and manufacturing projects

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including scientific, technical, operations, and business development teams, to gather the necessary information for proposal development

  • Analyze client requirements, project scope, and deliverables to ensure accurate and compelling proposals that meet the clients' needs

  • Develop proposal timelines, cost estimates, resource requirements, and proposal templates to streamline the proposal process

  • Oversee the entire proposal process, from the initial request through submission, ensuring adherence to deadlines and requirements

  • Coordinate and collaborate with subject matter experts and team members to develop technical content and supporting documentation

  • Review and edit proposals for clarity, consistency, and compliance with client specifications, company standards, and industry regulations

  • Conduct thorough reviews and quality checks to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance of the proposal package before submission

  • Maintain a centralized repository of proposal documents, templates, and supporting materials for future reference and use

  • Engage with clients to understand their needs, answer inquiries, and provide relevant information during the proposal process

  • Collaborate with the business development team to develop customized solutions and innovative approaches to meet client requirements

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and internal stakeholders to enhance the company's reputation and maximize business opportunities

  • Stay informed about the biologics development and manufacturing industry, market trends, and competitor activities to identify potential opportunities and risks

  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to gather insights that can be utilized to improve proposal strategies, positioning, and win rates

Senior Proposal Manager - Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or technical discipline is preferred. Relevant work experience in biologics development and manufacturing or a related field will be considered

  • Proven experience in proposal development, management, and writing in the biopharmaceutical or CDMO industry is highly desirable

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of biologics development, manufacturing processes, and related regulations (e.g., cGMP)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple proposals and meet strict deadlines

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and proposal management software

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment

  • Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact us at +44 (0)20 3854 7700.