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Business Development Associate, North America Manufacturing

Company: PCI Pharma Services
Location: Rockford
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Life changing therapies. Global impact. Bridge to thousands of biopharma companies and their patients.
**We are PCI.**
Our investment is in People who make an impact, drive progress and create a better tomorrow. Our strategy includes building teams across our global network to pioneer and shape the future of PCI.
The Business Development Associate, North American is responsible for writing and pricing technical proposals for multiple services, including: formulation development and drug product manufacturing. The Business Development Associate, North American Manufacturing will act as the primary contact with Business Development, the Technical Operations team, Project Management, Finance and Legal to support proposal preparation and facilitate the onboarding and execution of the projects from a business perspective.
+ Responsible for writing high quality proposals for various service offerings, specifically in support of Formulation & Development and CDMO services.
+ Leadership and management of the new enquiry process from proposal generation through to tracking of the process.
+ Overall accountability for the Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) process ensuring operations engagement with the process and delivery of industry-leading proposals.
+ Management of Business Development (BD) engagement/interface with the enquiry and SQDC process acting as conduit between BD and operations.
+ Active participation in relevant BD/client meetings to strengthen understanding of customer needs and deliver tailored proposals.
+ To review all new requests for proposals (RFPs); develop the proposal plan and prepare questions for the client as required.
+ To understand the overall scope and requirements of all new enquiries entering the system and directing workload accordingly within the team. To include understanding where technical input is required, the correct personnel needed for input, and the matrix management of the cross-functional team to ensure delivery within deadlines set.
+ Works cross-functionally within the organization to manage the delivery of all proposals, estimates and change orders.
+ Review proposal draft and final versions of the RFP for; thoroughness, accuracy, staffing, financial considerations, quality and effective design layout.
+ Apply a continuous improvement approach to the template design, seeking input from technical specialists in response to business needs/changes delivering improved efficiency.
+ The job holder is required to work on their own initiative with support from Director.
+ To work closely with Business Unit Directors, Business Development team, internal teams and clients.
+ To maintain a consistent and high-quality impression of the services offered by PCI by all stakeholders by means of proposals, contracts and presentations and other forms of communications.
+ The Business Development Associate of North American Manufacturing, will be required to be flexible to cover other positions within the Global Clinical Proposal team as and when required.
+ To undertake such special assignments to support the business development Director and business development managers as requested and to work outside normal hours when necessary, if required by client program or special assignment.
+ **Stationary Position:** 3/4 of the day and up.
+ **Move, Traverse:** None
+ **Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, or place:** None
+ **Install, place, adjust, apply, measure, use, or signal:** None.
+ **Ascend/Descend or Work Atop:** None.
+ **Position self (to) or Move (about or to):** None.
+ **Communicate or exchange information:** None.
+ **Detect, distinguish, or determine:** None.
On an average day, the individual can expect to move and/or transport
less than 1/4 of the day.
This position may have the following special vision requirements.
+ Close Vision ? Distance Vision ? Color Vision ? Peripheral Vision ? Depth Perception
? Ability to focus ? No Special Vision Requirements
The following are some environmental conditions that one may be exposed to on a daily basis and for various lengths of time.
+ Work is primarily performed at a desk and/or in an office environment. for 3/4 of the day and up.
The noise level in the work environment is typically, quiet.
+ College Level Mathematical Skills
+ Bachelors degree (B.S./B.A.) in a scientific discipline, communications, business or related field
+ Graduate degree level in life sciences or a minimum of five years experience in contract development services similar to PCI.
+ Strong technical understanding of analytical services including analytical development, transfer, verification, optimization, qualification, and validation. Knowledge of the technical requirements to support routine testing and stability programs.
+ Formulation development and/or drug product manufacturing expertise
+ Ability to write highly technical proposals
+ Strong business acumen and problem-solving skills
+ Excellent planning and organizational skills
+ Ability to be flexible, motivated, resourceful, and organized; Proficient in problem solving and strong mathematical abilities / finance skills
+ Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Project and Power Point). Experience of Customer Relationship Management tools such as SharePoint and Salesforce preferred
+ Superior time management and organizational skills; detail?oriented; Excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal and customer service skills and professional demeanor.
+ Demonstrates ability to interact with and build relationships with a diverse range of people who possess a variety of skills, experience, and personalities at all levels of the organization
+ Highly independent, self?starter with an ability to take input from all levels of the BD and Operations teams to create clear and effective proposals
+ Demonstrated professional writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
+ 3?5 years of hands?on proposal development and/or project management experience preferred
+ Experience working in biotech/pharma industry and/or contract manufacturing environment and experience with viral vectors for gene/cell therapy highly preferred
+ An MBA is advantageous but not a necessity.
+ A strong understanding of the relevant parts of the pharmaceutical development process relating to PCIs operation.
+ Must possess substantial experience of producing documents within the Pharmaceutical Industry.
+ Familiar with regulations in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
+ Must have a high level of PC literacy and be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook and Excel.
+ Knowledge of a CRM system and previous client-facing role an advantage.
+ Previous experience in Proposal development is advantageous but not a necessity.
+ Previous experience in working in Sterile Fill-Finish and Lyophilization Manufacturing
+ Previous laboratory experience is advantageous but not a necessity.
+ Previous experience in formulation and development is advantageous but not a necessity.
Join us and be part of building the bridge between life changing therapies and patients. Lets talk future (
**Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement:**
_PCI Pharma Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status._
Why work for PCI Pharma Services?
At PCI, we have an uncompromising focus on providing quality and operational excellence and providing the industry leading customer experience. Our people make all of this happen, so providing an industry leading experience for our people is equally as important. By creating an authentic culture of purposeful work, we aspire to be an interesting and fulfilling place for talented individuals to grow careers. We live a philosophy of intentional learning combined with real-life experience supported by a fair and competitive rewards program. We are individuals, teams and a company that believes in our purpose and our approach is simple, the people who work at PCI fuel our business; we dont say no, we figure out how.PCI Pharma Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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