Strategic Proposal Writer

One business, one mission: improving brain health through the application of digital technologies.

Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in October 2013, IXICO has established itself as a trusted partner to the global biopharma industry, providing technology-enabled speciality services in clinical trials.

Our neuroscience expertise in image data management and analysis provides specialist data analytics services used by the global Pharmaceutical industry to select patients for clinical trials, assess the safety and efficacy of new drugs in development and in post marketing surveillance. Our neurological disease focus includes Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, PSP, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's as well as selected rare diseases in the neurological space.

Our integrated product offering covers every stage of clinical drug development through to post marketing surveillance and we continue to invest in infrastructure and innovation to support our ambitious growth strategy.  Our competitive advantage is our ability to improve the efficiency and value that our customers derive from collecting and analysing clinically meaningful, regulatory compliant data to make better informed decisions.

And our people make all this happen. We have a passionate, dedicated team, bringing together the essential skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, provide the support our customers need and enhance our service offering.

As our team continues to grow we are now looking to hire a Strategic Proposal Writer.

Purpose of the Role:

The Strategic Proposal Writer leads the on-time delivery of accurate IXICO proposals and assists with the response to RFIs. Manages the entire proposal process from start to finish ensuring accuracy and integrity of all proposals coming out of final production.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of the proposal writing and development process to ensure high quality, timely proposals are submitted to IXICO sponsor companies that support business and financial objectives.
  • Develop cohesive, well-organized proposals that are focused and responsive to client requirements.
  • Respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Information (RFIs) within required timelines.
  • Proofread all final proposals prior to submission to ensure all proposal requirements are met and proposal is accurate.
  • Ensure any proposed adjustments to pricing (including discounting) or services proposed are reviewed and approved in accordance with Company policies.
  • Manage the internal IXICO proposal sign off process.
  • Set, agree and report Proposal KPIs on a monthly basis to IXICO Leadership.  
  • Ensures accurate and clear handover of proposal and Scope of Work (SOW) to Legal Counsel to support contracting process.
  • Presents detail of proposal to operational and science representatives to ensure visibility of expected bookings is provided in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain Sales Force status of proposed, awarded and contracted opportunities.
  • Maintain and develop work instructions and SOPs pertaining to the proposal process

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required for the Role:

  • Understanding of neuroscience and IXICO’s product and service offering.
  • Undergraduate degree or international equivalent in a health sciences or business discipline from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years CRO/Pharmaceutical/Biotech office experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be familiar with maintaining and managing a customer relationship database (CRM). Salesforce.com experience preferable.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate tenacity, proactivity, and initiative.
  • Thorough knowledge of the proposal process and familiarity with legal and contracting process.

 Other:

  • Stakeholder management, both internally and externally
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A demonstrated ability to persuade others to act
  • Experience with clinical trials and drug development processes

Benefits

  • Generous employer pension contribution of 6%
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal
  • Annual salary review and company bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • A very sociable, supportive and highly motivated team
  • A company in an industry where your work has an impact every single day

How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

You will be given support to enable you to grow with your challenges, and we pride ourselves to be a sociable and diverse bunch of people, who are all working together on one big mission: Improving brain health. Will you join us?

If you think IXICO should meet you, send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com. We are looking forward to your application!

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