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Senior Pricing Analyst

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 by Covance

Princeton, NJ 08540
Call Center & Customer Service
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Job Overview

We are currently seeking an experienced Pricing Analyst to join our team. If you have exceptional excel experience and enjoy working with proposals, APPLY TODAY!

  • Responsible for drafting, developing and presenting cost estimates in the Covance costing model based on the RFP and strategy discussions
  • Reviews client Request for Proposals (RFPs) and protocols to identify specifications that impact cost, identify discrepancies in RFP documents and generate questions for operational teams and clients
  • Attends and participates in proposal strategy and core team meetings
  • Set cost estimate preparation milestones and track progress in accordance with timelines adopted during the strategy discussion
  • Interact with the Proposal Team to ensure consistency between the written proposal document and the cost estimate
  • Drafts cost estimates using Covance pricing model as well as data driven decision support tools, analytic techniques, RFP and strategy discussion outcomes
  • Analyzes internal and external data in order to maximize new business creation while also managing to margin targets
  • Empowers sales functions through effectively communicating details of trial pricing and ensuring needs of clients are met in the pricing process
  • Manages the interplay between various internal functions in order to drive expeditious and high quality pricing output that requires input from a variety of internal functions
  • Liaises with Vendors to obtain accurate and competitive quotes to meet client needs
  • Drafts the assumptions document based on the RFP and strategy discussions and ensuring consistency between assumptions document and Covance costing model
  • Updates the cost model and assumptions document based on feedback from operational department heads and other team members involved in the cost review process
  • Finalizes the cost model and mapping to the client grid
  • Work collaboratively with the operations, contracts and financial analyst teams to ensure that change orders are handled appropriately and accurately as well to provide guidance into the hours/resources/activities assumed within the budget
Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific, business or related field (or equivalent work experience)
Experience
  • 3-5+ years of direct CRO/pharma or other business-related experience preferred
  • 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, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
  • Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
  • Experience in a scientific or logistics environment is a plus
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of other software applications (i.e. SFDC) preferred
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with clients
  • Positive attitude and sense of urgency
  • Advanced Excel skills (algorithms, macros, pivot tables, etc)
  • Comfortability managing and analyzing large data sets through statistical technique

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