Proposal Manager, Healthcare Communications

Updated: January 10, 2023
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 146648

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Role overview

The Business Development Proposal Manager will support Europe Communications business growth and drive operational excellence with regards to new business, organic growth, knowledge management and network activation. The person will partner with and support agencies in Germany, UK and France to deliver global proposals and growth opportunities across Medical Communications, Public Relations and Advertising.


RFI / RFP delivery

  • Support RFP/pitch process by managing timelines, tracking progress, support coordination and applying pitch process
  • Works with agency senior leadership to ensure optimal team structure and resource planning for pitch/proposal delivery
  • Manage effective engagement with internal Syneos Health stakeholders and external knowledge resources/subject matter experts (e.g., agency partner network) to support RFP/pitch delivery excellence
  • Liaise with internal service departments (Strategy, Finance, HR, Creative studio, Research & analytics, Legal, compliance) to provide infrastructure for efficient RFP/pitch delivery
  • Proactively evaluates post-pitch and applies lessons learned
  • Owns RFI response development from timeline planning and management, to gathering stakeholder input, to finally creating and curating submission content
  • Develops capability decks for prospective client presentations
  • Consistently promotes a culture of proactive and collaborative Business Development

BD operations and internal initiatives

  • Contribute to overall BD operations excellence as a member of the Europe BD team
  • Plan, develop and deliver selected BD initiatives
  • Offers pro-active advice and fresh approaches to deliver proposals
  • Leads continual evaluation and development of BD assets for the MS Teams Library, and is responsible
    for the accuracy of these assets, working with members of the European BD team to ensure it is
    regularly updated


Knowledge management & reporting

  • Connect with European Communications Business Units to drive compliance, consistency of usage as primary data source, and maximise data quality
  • Help to develop appropriate, timely and accurate reports as required in collaboration with the research and performance team

Job Requirements

  • Client facing healthcare communications agency experience with demonstrable high performance and quality delivery
  • Energetic, supportive and contributes to team goals
  • Natural connector of people 
  • Driven by personal and team goal achievement
  • Experience supporting new business pitch preparations
  • Responsible and takes task ownership for consistent high-quality delivery
  • Pragmatic and calm when handling multiple tasks and requests in parallel
  • Acute attention to detail in project-management and communication skills
  • Confident in planning, developing content and hosting internal meeting and workshops
  • Excellent stakeholder communications and management skills

At Syneos Health Communications, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Syneos Health Communications is the only healthcare communications network that is part of a company on the frontlines of healthcare, with a clear view into the everyday complexities of life and health. As part of Syneos Health®, our agencies — consisting of leading brands and experts in advertising, branding, public relations, managed markets and medical communications — are engaged in every point of influence in health, providing real-world insight into markets and audiences in ways that no other partner could.

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