Proposal and Contract Manager - Team Lead

The Proposal and Contract Manager - Team Lead is responsible to drive alignment, consistency, and excellence through the CRO RFP response process which includes estimation of new projects, as well as all contractual aspects of a project lifecycle. 

In addition, they will provide management and direction to the team of proposals and contracts managers (PCMs).

The Proposal and Contract Manager - Team Lead actively participates in the application of the company’s estimation tool, maintenance, establishing accountability and identifying solutions to resolve problem. 


This role will be perfect for you if:  

  • You have a strong foundation and understanding of clinical research.
  • You want to use your experience and knowledge of the proposal development process to have an impact in a fast-growing company.
  • You are looking for a work environment that is dynamic and collaborative.




More specifically, the Proposal and Contract Manager - Team Lead must:

  • Assign and supervise the Proposal and Contract Managers to the request for proposal (RFP) response activities in all stages, including RFP launch meetings, RFI responses and internal requests for CRO, vendor, and clinical fees
  • Measure and balance the workload amongst the team
  • Ensure the quality of the estimates and contracts completed by the team
  • Participate in providing innovative solutions to help identify process improvements
  • Collaborate with CRO departmental leaders to guarantee the quality of deliverables and meeting expected deadlines
  • Maintain the estimation tool up to date and suggest improvements when necessary
  • Coordinate the analysis of the opportunities based on the information received from the business development (BD) group, the synopsis, RFP documentation and in-house data. Based on analysis, ensure initial timelines, assumptions, estimates and final information necessary for completing on time the proposal response
  • Responsible for the final review of the draft proposal budget, timelines and scope
  • Ensure contracts are completed according to the project scope and that they comply with legal and financial requirements of the company
  • Provide status to leadership on the timeliness, progress, quality, and any major issues or risks for all active assignments
  • Employee may be assigned to other responsibilities that do not pertain to their former description, if they have the required experience, are qualified and/or have received adequate training





  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline
  • Master's degree is an asset



  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years successful experience in clinical research in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or CRO industry, including experience and excellent understanding of CRO operations and financial project management
  • Experience with RFPs, RFIs, RFQs, Bid grids, etc.


Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent command of English grammar, spelling, and composition as well as writing, editing, and oral communication
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated business analysis skills
  • Strong mastery of Excel and proficiency in Word and PowerPoint applications
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage concurrent priorities in a fast paced and evolving environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of good clinical practices, and applicable Health Canada and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations/guidelines




The work environment

At Innovaderm, you will work with brilliant and driven colleagues. Our values are collaboration, innovation, reliability and responsiveness. We offer a stimulating work environment and attractive advancement opportunities. 


As a Proposal and Contract Manager - Team Lead, you will be eligible for the following perks: 

  • Flexible work schedule and possibility of remote work
  • Permanent full-time position 
  • Complete benefits (medical, dental, vision, RRSP, vacation, personal days, virtual medical clinic, public transportation rebates, social activities) 
  • Offices near public transportation (Sherbrooke metro station or Saint-Laurent metro station) 
  • Ongoing learning and development 


About Innovaderm

Innovaderm is a contract research organization (CRO) specialized in dermatology. Since its beginnings in 2000, our organization has benefited from a solid reputation for the quality of its research and services exceeding the expectations of its clients. Based in Montreal, Innovaderm continues to grow and expand in North America and Europe.


Innovaderm is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Innovaderm will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request. 

Innovaderm only accepts applicants who can legally work in Canada.

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