Proposal Lead (M/F)

January 11th 2021

Based in Gosselies, the mission of Catalent Cell and Gene Therapy is to deliver optimized process industrialization capacities to cell therapy organizations, and speed up the arrival of their therapies onto the market. From technology selection to business modeling, through GMP manufacturing, process development, quality services, Catalent’s teams are fully committed to helping their clients fulfill their objective of providing sustainable and affordable therapies to their patients.

Mission Description

Lead the creation of the quotations for new development and commercial opportunities i.e.

  • Evaluation of the new development and business opportunities provided by the Business Development Team
  • Assess feasibility of the opportunities with regard to the Site capabilities
  • Define resources and macro planning for the project execution with relevant stakeholders
  • Calculate the costs associated to the proposal, using the Finance developed tools
  • Develop quotation proposal with the help of the site main stakeholders (BD, project management, operations, QA, finance)
  • Support drafting and/or review of Change Orders in collaboration with the Project Management team for existing programs
  • Support the Business Development team and/or Project Managers when presenting proposals to customers
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the commercial proposal quotation process and templates.

Support the Commercial Operation at the site in the development e.g.

  • Support on customer site visits and associated hospitality in coordination with the BD team.
  • Support in tracking commercial supply agreements to ensure capture of relevant provisions (e.g., fees, price increases, KPIs, forecasts, renewals).

Candidate profile

The Candidate

  • BA/BS degree in a Life Sciences discipline;
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced environment / CDMO / Biotech / Pharma industry (preferred).
  • Minimum 2 years of technical and/or commercial and/or business experience with a strong focus on the customer and a clear results driven commitment
  • High aptitude to learn technical and scientific information, Detail oriented.
  • Strong written communication skills (English mandatory, French is a plus).
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills: able to pick issues quickly and make sense of/see patterns in diverse sources of information. 
  • Possesses the personal qualities required to create and build long-term and trustful relationships with site stakeholders, peers and clients
  • Understanding and application of financial principles to develop quotation  proposal
  • Project management skills
  • Good business acumen and willingness to develop further necessary skills to move to the next level of competency.
  • Organizational skills – disciplined - structured
  • Flexible
  • Autonomous

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development:

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect
  • Delivers Results
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Champions Change
  • Engages and Inspires
  • Coaches and Develops


  • Potential for career growth within an expanding international Business Development team
  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process
  • Cross functional exposure to other areas of the Catalent business
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

Contact Details

To apply for this job, please send your application on the following link : Catalent