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Business Operations Analyst - Graduate Development Programme

The Programme 

IQVIA is currently hiring for its Graduate Development Programme in Global Business Operations.  This is a fantastic opportunity to develop into a best-in-class Business Analyst, ready to handle any deliverable with the highest quality and in depth understanding, and to embark on a successful and dynamic career pathway into the world of Global Proposals and Contracts.  
The development programme consists of three months’ training, before moving to work with a dedicated coach with the goal of driving the development and execution of Proposals.  You will receive a good grounding in the Clinical Research industry, as well as project management skills, financial fundamentals, negotiation and the skills and knowledge required to write a winning proposal. 
No prior experience is necessary; however, the successful candidates will have a hunger to learn, be ready to engage and build relationships and have excellent communication skills. 
As an Associate Proposal Developer, you will become part of a global team, where your task will be to develop and prepare proposals and preliminary agreements for assigned customers, to support the Global IQVIA sales team. 

What You Will Do 

  • Review Requests for Proposal (RFP). Identify information for proposal text and budget development and work closely with proposal development team to prepare and finalize proposals.   
  • Drive the execution of the Proposal throughout the lifecycle of the opportunity developing a strategic deliverable in accordance with proposals prioritization.  
  • Provide support and assistance to other Proposal Developers in the delivery of assigned opportunities.   
  • Lead and participate in global strategy calls to discuss customer requirements and identify discrepancies in customer information. 
  • Perform quality reviews of own work, processes and tasks to eliminate errors or defects.  
  • Update and maintain corporate databases as required and ensure accurate information is included in tracking reports.   
  • Proactively build internal and external customer relationships, working together to add value and improve the proposals and award processes.  
  • Identify key challenges and ultimate selling points from Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation.   
  • Engage with internal stakeholders to promote effective and streamlined budgeting strategies during proposal and post award stages.  
  • Act as the primary GBO interface with internal and external customers to develop the new award preliminary contracts.  
  • Develop and implement execution plans for all new award preliminary contracts to ensure timely execution.   
  • Review master service agreements (MSAs), ensuring all contractual language is current, and inclusive of any new “standard” terms.  
  • Actively participate when attending customer meetings to represent the department. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • You will have a Degree in Life Science, Business Management, Finance, Legal or related field. 
  • You will have strong working experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and have a good understanding of costing models. 
  • You will have a strong interest in proposals and contract writing. 
  • Ideally you will have a knowledge of the Clinical Research industry. 
  • Analytical thinker with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Incredibly passionate about what you do. 
  • Striving to deliver excellence. 
  • Possess a quality mindset, showing a concern for quality in all areas. 
  • Able to prioritize, organize and drive execution of multiple deliverables. 
  • Able to adapt and to manage change effectively. 
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with your internal and external stakeholders. 
Closed a month ago
Closed a month ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Banking and Finance, Business and Commerce,

  • Citizenships:

  • Locations:

    Gauteng (South Africa)

  • Closing Date:17th Mar 2021, 6:00 pm


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