Catalent Pharma Solutions Proposal Lead in Kansas City, Missouri

Job Description

Proposal Lead

Position Overview:

As a key member of the client relationship team, the Proposal Lead is responsible for project management of the proposal process, including leadership of cross-functional teams to scope opportunities and gain key stakeholder review and approval, as appropriate. The Proposal Lead also handles the pricing, margin analysis and generation of proposals, to deliver quality and on-time Quotations to Clients.

This position will report directly to the Manager of Client Services, Sales and Marketing and will be a Monday-Friday position at our growing Kansas City, Missouri site.

Catalent is a leading provider of advanced technologies and outsourced services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer health industry. Catalent develops, manufactures, packages and distributes pharmaceutical and other products for customers in nearly 100 countries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=65rz3LwTPX8

The Role/Job Duties:

  • Follows the proposal process and liaises with Project Management, BD, Clients, and Management/Key Stakeholders on the generation of, and pricing for, Quotations/QARs Facilitates communication between functional areas of the organization (ie. BD, Project Management, Operations, Quality, Finance, etc.) to ensure on-time delivery of Quotations / proposals that are accurate and executable in terms of technical scope and meet costing / business margin targets.

  • Works with all Operations functions to determine the most optimal and cost effective development/manufacturing/packaging methods and to request pricing on any additional items to support quotation generation.

  • Communicates directly with client contacts and leads and/or participates in client meetings, as needed to support the Proposal / BD process.

  • Works collaboratively and professionally in accordance with the global process and to support objectives.

  • Works with Business Development, Operations, and Finance to produce optimal value pricing solutions, as appropriate for proposals managed.

  • May be required to maintain customer templates, respond to specific feedback on pricing for clients / proposals, liaise with other DevClin sites as part of proposals managed and may participate in team initiatives.

The Candidate

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences or Business is preferred with a minimum of 1-3+ years of related industry experience – or equivalent.

  • At least 1 year of project management experience is preferable.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Understanding of the contract development / research, pharmaceutical and biotech industries along with experience in cGMP and FDA regulated working environments is desirable.

  • Possess a high level of prioritization, problem-solving, communication and presentation skills and managing multiple projects while performing well under pressure.

  • Client related experience and good client facing skills - drives to exceed client expectations.

  • Solid business / commercial awareness, results-oriented and be self-motivated.

We will identify candidates based on the following:

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

  • Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits:

  • Join a high growth and fast paced organization with a people focused culture

  • Global exposure, defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process

  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K

About Catalent

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied. ™Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities, or contact us at

+1 877 503 9493.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Catalent = Catalyst + Talent

Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to develop, manufacture, and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Join us!

Grow with us. Be challenged. Make a personal impact.

Catalent is the perfect place to grow your career if…

  • You enjoy the fast pace of a start-up, but want the opportunities and stability of a growing, publicly traded company (Listed on NYSE: CTLT).

  • You want meaningful work. From cough treatments to cancer-fighting drugs, biologics, and vitamins, we help develop, launch, and supply over 200 new products each year – more than any branded drug maker in the world!

  • You want to plant your career in a growing company. Over the last five years, Catalent has re-invested more than $2 billion back into the company and its people.

  • You are excited about learning, collaborating, and growing alongside a global diverse team. Our team of more than 11,000 comes to work every day ready to overcome new challenges with teamwork, advanced technologies, and a passion to deliver by putting patients first.

  • You want to make a global impact! From North America to Europe, Asia to Latin America, we have innovative science and manufacturing teams who are looking for YOU!

  • See how our teams are making a difference, while growing their careers and fulfilling our mission by putting patients first every day here

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.