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Contract and Proposal Manager - Netherlands  

SMS Oncology (company)


Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

Contract and Proposal Manager
  • The contract and proposal manager is primarily responsible for the development of profitable but realistic proposals and contracts. 
  • He or she will drive the scope of work and budgeting processes as well as ongoing monitoring of contracts compliance.

Role and Responsibilities 
  • Creating and updating budget sheet templates, proposal templates, contract templates and other contract and proposal related templates 
  • Evaluation of the Request For Proposal (RFP) documentation received from the client 
  • Organizing and participating in strategy meetings to identify issues and client requirements concerning a received RFP 
  • Establishing agreement on timelines and deliverables from the strategy meeting, and follow-up to ensure adherence 
  • Creating and updating accurate budgets, which reflects both the company's and client needs assuring accuracy, consistency and competitiveness 
  • Creating and updating client specific proposals including task and responsibility tables, timetables, text and payment schedule 
  • Participating in bid defenses 
  • Initiation – in cooperation with Business Development – and preparation of contracts. 
  • Reviewing clients comments on the above mentioned contract and performing contract negotiations 
  • Adaptation and finalization of the above mentioned contracts 
  • Preparing – in cooperation with Project Manager – Change Orders 
  • Reviewing and/or preparation other agreements such as vendor agreement, confidentiality agreement, investigator agreement 
  • Contributing to other areas of company  business as required 

Qualifications and Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate  
  • Academic degree, preferable legal or business administration or life sciences. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English 
  • Two or more years’ experience in proposal or contract coordination/management at a Contract Research Organization (CRO) 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of operational aspects of clinical research 
  • Knowledge of international legal aspects of clinical research 
  • Experience in building or implementing costing tools, as well as standardized proposal development processes and procedures 
  • Good computer skills with Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word knowledge 
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills 
  • Ability to deal with both details as well as the overall picture 
  • Pragmatic and pro-active 
  • Detail and service oriented 
  • Flexible and ability to comply with strict deadlines 
  • Team player 

  • Our mission is to provide Direction to our clients during the entire drug development path from Drug to Data to Dossier (the so-called “4D” concept). 
  • Becoming our  employee allows you to actively contribute to bringing innovative cancer therapies to patients. 
  • As a fast-growing dynamic company, we offer exciting opportunities to further develop yourself. 
  • We invest in our employees, want them to be happy and secure in their jobs, and to become autonomous, flexible, oncology experts that deliver high-quality work.