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Associate Business Analyst

  • City / Town: GBR-ENG-Reading
  • Date posted: Sep 19 2017 10:30AM
  • Sector: Contracts & Proposals
  • Employee status: Regular
  • Employment status: Full Time
  • Job reference: 1719442
  • Consultant: Lisa Allcock
Come and start your career in Clinical Trials amongst a team of vibrant, dedicated professionals who make up the Contracts & Proposals group in Reading, with a global remit!

This exciting position would suit you if you are a recent graduate with some work experience, with an interest in the clinical research industry, self-motivated. You can demonstrate excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel and Word and you are seeking the opportunity to learn and develop.

Role Purpose
Under direct supervision, assist with both the development and preparation of contracts and the development and preparation of proposals for assigned customers to support the Global sales team.

  • Under direct supervision, work closely with project teams to determine appropriate terms and conditions of contract. Develop and prepare contracts
  • Under direct supervision, review Requests For Proposal (RFP). Identify information for proposal text and budget development; and work closely with proposal development team to prepare and finalise proposals
  • Act as secondary customer interface on small size projects
  • Provide support and assistance on small or mid customers / projects
  • Provide support and assistance in the preparation, review, finalization and distribution of budgets and contracts
  • Provide support and assistance in the preparation of text and budget for proposals, rebids and related documents
  • Perform quality control edits on all documents and participate in the finalization of documents and distribution to the customer and internal departments
  • Update and maintain contract databases, corporate databases as required and ensure accurate information is included in tracking reports.
  • Provide support and assistance on small proposals for submission to customers
  • May participate in customer meetings
We offer a competitive salary and great benefits, including a profit-related annual bonus, private health insurance and a generous company pension scheme. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Quintiles and IMSHealth have merged together to form the new QuintilesIMS. Each wanting to bring something new to customers, we deliver integrated information and technology solutions to drive healthcare forward. QuintilesIMS has approximately 50,000 employees conducting operations in more than 100 countries, dedicated to helping our clients improve their clinical, scientific and commercial results. As a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy, QuintilesIMS uses healthcare data to deliver critical, real-world disease and treatment insights. To learn more, visit




• Degree in Life Science, Business Management or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Awareness of CRO Industry
• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and understanding of costing models
• Ability to prepare and interpret budgets
• Ability to interpret RFPs and protocols
• Possess strong analytical skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and customers


Did You Know?

* Quintiles helped develop or commercialize 98 of the Top 100 best-selling products of 2015
* Quintiles has 36,000 employees conducting business in more than 100 countries
* Quintiles was named to FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies® 2016 list
* Quintiles was named as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute