Entry Level Proposal Manager

Job Locations United Kingdom-London
Feasibility & Proposals

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a full-time, office-based Proposal Manager to join our Proposal and Feasibility team. This position will work closely with the operations and business development teams to prepare proposals during the bidding process for new business in the pharmaceutical industry with the opportunity to develop strategical content at the intersection of science, operations and finance while developing your career. If you want an exciting career where using your academic skills or previous expertise (including copy editing, scientific publishing etc.) and while developing and growing your career even further, this is the opportunity for you!


Entry-level positions are available for recent graduates.


May lead proposal planning meetings to:


  • Identify issues and client requirements
  • Recommend proposal and overall study strategies, based on experience
  • Encourage multi-disciplinary discussions among subject matter experts to facilitate full and high-quality contributions to the text
  • Establish timelines and deliverables and hold internal stakeholders accountable to those plans and timeline
  • Extract relevant content from Subject-Matter Experts and consolidate this expertise into a meaningful proposal narrative
  • Include relevant data visualization materials into documents
  • Review and analyze Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Information (RFI)  documents to gain understanding of client requirements and assist in identifying missing information
  • Identify information to be addressed in proposal text
  • Collate follow-up questions for additional information as requested
  • Draft standard documents in accordance with agreed strategy and Sponsor requirements within often expedited timelines
  • Contribute to assigned process improvement initiatives and support implementation
  • Define action plans and timelines; manage and determine modifications needed to ensure proposal alignment with client requirements and business strategies
  • Perform quality control/peer review and participate in the finalization of documents and distribution to the customer and internal departments


  • Bachelor’s degree in life science field required, Master’s degree in life science field preferred
  • Strong initiative to learn
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Project management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks 

Medpace Overview

Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach. We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing more than 5,000 people across 40+ countries.

Why Medpace?

When you join Medpace, you become part of a team dedicated to supporting the development of ground-breaking drugs and devices. Our employees provide hope for those living with debilitating diseases. We invite you to be a part of something that is impacting millions of people around the globe while enjoying a competitive total compensation and benefits package and internal growth opportunities.


Organic Growth: Medpace is continuing to grow in all areas globally and has built an expansive research campus at its headquarters in Cincinnati, OH. In 2020, Medpace opened a new seven story building that is approximately 250,000 SQFT. In total, the headquarter's campus includes five buildings and approximately 600,000 SQFT. The company also has expanding office locations in Dallas, TX and Denver, CO.


Perks (vary by location and position):

  • On-site fitness center(s)
  • Campus walking paths
  • Company-sponsored social and wellness events
  • Official Sponsor of FC Cincinnati
  • Hybrid work-from-home options and flexible work schedule
  • On-site Market Place
  • Free and covered parking
  • Discounts for local businesses
  • On campus restaurants and banks coming soon



  • Medpace historically named a Top Cincinnati Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Mid-size Companies in 2021
  • Medpace ranks amongst top CROs for site ratings across all 10 important attributes including CRA training, preparation & organization, accessibility of staff, open communication, and ensuring timely drug availability
  • Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility
  • Ranked in the top 10 on the 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies list in Cincinnati

What to Expect Next:

A member of our recruitment team will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.


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