Costing Associate
Covance Inc
Buenos Aires, Argentina
hace 6 días

Job Overview

  • Interprets low to med complexity study designs for pertinent costing requirements and reviews design changes as they apply to the scope of the work, may require more frequent peer review
  • Works closely with client managers and other internal partners on low to med complexity study designs and costing of those designs, may require more frequent peer review
  • Provides workload support in a costing function, typically for a single service line and single site (i.e. Tox or Metabolism)
  • Has knowledge of the systems being used in the costing function
  • Provides general information about business units and metrics, processes and operations to customers
  • Maintain training manuals for the global costing functions
  • Performs tasks in support of the global costing workload as required
  • Assists in the costing activities and process improvement initiatives with relevant internal customers
  • Assists in the creation and implementation of new processes as standards to improve business as a result of process projects
  • Prepares detailed estimates of labor and material costs using appropriate software; provides clarification on metric and cost information as needed;
  • understand and applies resource metrics; provides labor estimates for quote and contract initiation

  • Monitors and ensures the timely costing of any changes to the scope of the study / project
  • Ensures Sarbanes Oxley Compliance from a costing and pricing perspective as applicable
  • Supports costing and pricing SMEs and Operational leaders to update metrics in the costing tools as needed.

  • Work cross-functionally within the client experience team to resolve quote, contract and billing issues in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Education / Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, business or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience :

    Minimum of 1 to 2 years direct CRO / pharma experience in a related field

  • Ability to review and analyze data required.
  • Well-founded user knowledge of software applications required.
  • Effective interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels of the organization required.
  • Good negotiation skills required.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail; consistent accuracy required.
  • Ability to participate in implementing process improvement.
  • Ability to report and present information required.
  • Knowledge of study plans and of the design of Early Development studies required.
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with colleagues.
  • Positive attitude and sense of urgency
  • Advanced knowledge in use of computer systems, databases and relevant applications.
  • Familiarity with Life Science / Contract Service or similar business and general operating procedures
  • Effective interpersonal and customer service skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail; consistent accuracy
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal customers and operational contacts
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Identify areas of opportunity in the processes, communicate with management and execute on approved recommendations.
  • Must be a pro-active problem solver, interacting with internal customers, to meet the business needs in an efficient and timely manner.
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