Tender and Proposal Manager
Life Sciences
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10x Genomics

201-500 employees

DNA sequencing insight platform
Company Overview
10x Genomics is on a mission to develop innovative instruments, reagents, and software that allow you to see your biological system at a resolution that matches its complexity. The company enables scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask.
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Market Research
Business & Strategy
Sales & Account Management
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as life sciences, business, or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience with proposals and bids preferably at a life science or biotechnology company (but other industries also considered)
  • Proven experience in managing tender and proposal processes, preferably in the life sciences or healthcare industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail and ability to articulate complex information clearly
  • Strong organization skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in conducting market research to identify opportunities and gather relevant information
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and build effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software applications
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to navigate complex purchasing processes
  • Identify and research potential RFPs and tender opportunities in the life sciences sector through various sources, both domestically and internationally
  • Coordinate with internal teams such as legal, finance, sales, and subject matter experts to gather necessary information for tender and proposal responses
  • Draft and develop persuasive and compelling responses to RFPs and tenders, adhering to provided guidelines and specifications
  • Collaborate with translators to ensure accurate translation of documents from languages other than English, maintaining clarity and coherence
  • Manage a complex docket of tender and proposal deadlines, prioritizing tasks and ensuring timely submission of responses
  • Maintain a schedule of upcoming tenders and proposals, tracking progress and communicating with stakeholders regarding deadlines, milestones, and outcomes
  • Liaise with purchasing departments of potential customers, negotiating terms and conditions, pricing, and contractual requirements
  • Conduct market research to understand customer needs, competitive landscape, and industry trends to enhance the quality and effectiveness of responses
  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments, regulatory requirements, and best practices related to tendering and proposal management
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with international procurement processes, regulations, and standards is highly desirable
  • Scientific knowledge and understanding of life sciences terminology is preferred but not mandatory
  • Fluency in additional languages besides English, particularly in translating technical documents, is an advantage