Pharmaceutical Project Pricing Scientist

Pharmaceutical Project Pricing Scientist

Job Title: Pharmaceutical Project Pricing Scientist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Swindon
Salary: Up to £25,000 salary equivalent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15735a ST
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 18, 2018 16:53

Job Description

Are you a commercially-minded Science Graduate, looking to build on your experience in project proposals and the Pharmaceutical outsourcing process? If so, this is a genuinely unique career opportunity.

A major Pharmaceutical organisation in Swindon has created a new vacancy for a Proposals & Quotations Scientist, to join their Project Management group on a contract basis for 9 months initially, though there is a good chance that this will become a longer-term role. Using your scientific understanding and ability to analyse and interpret data and complex documents, you will work out the pricing structure for new projects which the company will be undertaking on behalf of their clients. Striking the balance between making the projects commercially viable and practical whilst also being attractive to the client, you will work closely with the Project Management and Operations teams and will get the opportunity to really develop your understanding of the Pharmaceutical outsource process.

You will be paid an hourly rate which is equivalent to an annual salary up to £25,000, depending on experience.

The Company
A major Pharmaceutical service organisation based in Swindon, Wiltshire. Across 30+ sites worldwide, the company offers a range of drug development, manufacturing, packaging and distribution services to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The Swindon site is a R&D and manufacturing facility, producing both large and smaller quantities of patented products. This is an excellent environment in which to gain new experiences and develop your skills. 

The Role
You will work closely with Project Management and Operations teams and will design and implement a process for the scoping, generation, pricing and review of value pricing and delivery of these to the client.  You may also be required to liaise with Senior Leadership to discuss and/or gain approval on specific quotations / proposals prior to issue to the client.

You will become responsible for project management and design of the value pricing process to ensure that all quotations / proposals are produced in the most cost-effective and efficient manner while meeting the clients’ requirements in terms of scope and being provided on time. 

The Contract
The contract is offered for an initial period of 9 months, with the possibility of extension beyond this, though this is not guaranteed. You will be paid a competitive hourly rate, up to the equivalent to £25,000, in line with industry standards including holiday allowance.

The successful candidate needs to have a life science degree, ideally backed with some experience in an office-based, commercially-focused position. Some experience in project planning, value pricing, proposals or quotations management would be a significant advantage. You will need to demonstrate first-rate communication and problem-solving skills and the ability to scrutinise and interpret technical documentation and data in order to compile detailed pricing proposals. Above all else, you must be a hard-working, reliable individual who gets on well with people at all levels.