Indiana Stem Jobs

Mobile Indiana Career Connect Logo

Job Information

Covance Budget Project Manager I in INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana

Job Overview:

Covance is seeking a Budget Project Manager to join our team.

  • Owner of all aspects of post-win through project closeout process (quote, budget, financial analysis, and database analysis) for assigned opportunities (inclusive of managing opportunities under general supervision, establishing clear timelines, meeting client requirement, escalating obstacles)

  • May (based on business unit expectation) be responsible for managing opportunities of low to medium complexity

  • Review and analyze internal client documents to ensure adequate information for budget management is provided. Follow up with appropriate contact for additional information as required.

  • Ensure all financial billing activity aligns operationally via financial analysis of all billable data.

  • Shadow applicable internal operational calls related to the opportunity

  • Works across the organization in matrix environment to lead the process and complete deliverables

  • Continue maintenance of high quality and accurate budgets under the pressure of changing timelines

  • May (based on business unit expectation) support facilitating internal and external opportunity management negotiations (i.e. pricing, process, resources, etc.) as needed

  • Prepare budget financial analysis summaries to support contractual approval, via internal documents.

  • Ensures timely delivery of assigned deliverables

  • Performs timely and accurate data entry into corporate databases as appropriate

  • May (based on business unit expectation) generate both regularly scheduled and impromptu reports as needed

  • May (based on business unit expectation) shadow client-facing and senior management-facing activities surrounding assigned projects as needed, including supporting preparation, attendance, or leading applicable preparation and meetings

  • Maintains appropriate knowledge of the technical environments

  • Look for and support ways to improve the efficiency and quality of processes and the resulting deliverables

  • May (based on business unit expectation) contribute to both internal and external client relationship improvement activities and implementation

  • Performs quality control activities per the appropriate process/requirements as indicated

  • Complete other appropriate duties, as assigned by the manager, which require similar skills in accordance with business needs and common sense.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in related field or equivalent work experience


  • Applicable minimum years of experience in budget and text development, or an equivalent combination of education and CRO/Pharma/Other related experience to successfully perform the essential job duties

  • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact

  • Demonstrated computer skills – requires excellent MS Office experience (specifically Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize

  • Demonstrated teamwork, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills

  • Proven ability to work independently

  • Knowledge of other software applications (i.e. SFDC) preferred

  • Ability to work to deadlines

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with clients and Covance senior management

  • Positive attitude and sense of urgency

  • Possesses a general knowledge of and ability to work across Covance BU lines preferred

  • Ability to work irregular hours as needed to meet the client’s proposal deadline.

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.