Proposal Analyst

SGS Group Belgium




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Company Description

At SGS, you can choose. First of all, out of our various vacancies. However, SGS also gives you another choice. Do you choose to expand or to enrich? We are not only looking for colleagues who can go in to depths of their discipline. We are equally as much looking for colleagues who we call ‘connectors’, people who can connect our diversity to our services. To each other. And this way, enrich our business.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We’re also the benchmark worldwide for quality and integrity. And that makes us very proud. This can only happen thanks to more than 90 000 colleagues worldwide, with 1650 employees in Belgium only. Our employees give 110% of themselves every day, divided over all expertises, branches and cultures. Our coworkers build their own way inside the company, the services and the expertise.

SGS Life Sciences carries out all type of services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, from coordination and running of clinical trials with new molecules or techniques on human beings, to support and consultancy on post marketing registration activities. SGS Life Sciences has also expertise in the quality control of pharmaceuticals.

In the spirit of continued growth and to help improve our business, we are currently seeking for a Proposal Analyst. 

Job Description

The main responsibility of the Proposal Analyst is to develop and coordinate budget proposals for our clients in response to Request for Proposals (RFP) and Change in Scope (CIS) requests, both upon request of the SGS Clinical Research Business Development Managers (BDM) and the operational teams. A Proposal Analyst will work with these teams in order to collect and process all necessary input for the development of our budget proposals while respecting deadlines and combining multiple simultaneous projects. This is a detail-driven role and as such any successful candidate will bring a seasoned eye for detail and commitment to compliance with SGS Clinical Research processes and guidelines for budget development.

You will interact with and be supported by a team of professionals dedicated to budget and proposal development, consisting of other Proposal Analysts, Proposal Managers, RFI Coordinator, etc. You will report to the Head of Proposal Development.

Your responsibilities

  • You act as the lead for assigned budget requests, in response to RFP and CIS requests
  • You identify the client’s requirements and you interact with business development and the operational teams to obtain input for your budgets
  • You set up budgets (ballparks, detailed budgets, client-specific bid grids) for our various clinical conduct services, including our early phase clinical sites (for healthy volunteers and also early phase patient studies), biometrics activities and clinical operations.
  • You establish and adhere to timelines for completion of deliverables in cooperation with the sales team and/or the operational teams
  • You ensure clear and open communication towards upper management, the sales team and the applicable operational team members (and occasionally our clients)
  • You review, verify and evaluate cost estimates to ensure agreement with written information, client specifications and internal assumptions, including also the correction of budget discrepancies
  • You conduct quality control measures to ensure the final budget meets the company and departmental standards
  • You interact with the other Proposal Development team members to ensure alignment on processes, transfer and sharing of expertise and knowledge, and to develop the department’s improvement projects


What do you need to be successful? 

  • Minimum of a bachelor or master in life/biomedical/pharmaceutical sciences. Please notice that other bachelor/master disciplines will also be considered, especially those with scientific orientation.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Outlook
  • General understanding of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with fluency in English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detailed oriented, critical thinking, problem solving
  • Able to coordinate several activities / projects simultaneously
  • Resistant to stress and work pressure
  • Able to interact with all levels of management, colleagues and clients
  • Able to work independently but also a strong team player
  • Customer oriented

Added values on your profile:

  • Experience in the Clinical Research industry and an  understanding of clinical trial protocols for early phase trials is a big plus.
  • Experience in developing and / or managing comprehensive proposals, preferably in the CRO / pharmaceutical industry

Additional Information

What we have to offer:

Were you already considering a big switch in your career? Maybe this could be your next step. At SGS you can count on an interesting position where you can take responsibility. Come enjoy our fun team of colleagues and on top of that, we will reward you with an interesting salary package (incl. retirement plan, meal vouchers, …)

Do you want to be part of this?

We are looking forward to hearing from you! Send us your story and your resume via the apply button and maybe you will soon join us for work and coffee breaks. Still have questions? Anneleen Vanbuggenhout can give you more details about the job. Send her an e-mail at [email protected]  

SGS Group Belgium


SGS Group Belgium