Senior Contract Specialist (440751)
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016
King Of Prussia, PA
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OVERVIEW:This position is required to negotiate legal and financial contracts (Clinical Trial Agreements) with Investigative sites (AMC, Institutions, etc) across multiple therapeutic areas. Work with study teams to determine priorities to meet timelines and SIV dates. Report back to management for metrics and ongoing data requests across all contracting activities. Position will need to collaborate with various vendors assigned to clinical projects, ensuring consistency in processes and tracking of data/metrics. Need to have more legal background. Reporting Relationships: Reports to: Global Study Operations Lead, Clinical OperationsMatrix Environment: Interfaces with Legal, Shared Services, Regulatory and Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA). Direct reports: Not applicable Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities: The Contract Specialist will provide support and oversight of the contracting processes for assigned clinical studies. They will be required to develop an investigator budget at study start, negotiate legal and financial contracts (Clinical Trial Research Agreements) with Investigative sites (AMC, Institutions, etc) across multiple therapeutic areas. This may include liasing directly with the Legal department for review and approval of contract language outside established negotiation parameters.Develops and maintains strong working relationships with both internal and external collaborators and stakeholders across all Client geographical regions. Work with study teams to determine priorities to meet timelines and SIV dates.Ensure contracts are tracked in a central Contracts Management Repository and status updates are provided to study teams. Assist with managing vendor performance through oversight, governance meetings and metrics review. Report back to management for metrics and ongoing data requests across all contracting activities. Fosters communication with senior management throughout the organization to promote increased cooperation and accountability for results. Education: Bachelor Degree in a Business related discipline. Experience:Minimum of 3-5 yrs pharmaceutical experience and working knowledge of all aspects of a clinical trialExperience in contracts process from site selection to contract executionGeneral understanding of clinical trial legal terms for negotiation with clinical sitesExperienced in negotiating and managing various contract types for clinical studiesProactive in the innovation of processes, trackers and day to day operationsProven ability to work effectively both independently or in a team setting, and to meet set goals by managing own timelines.Involvement in cross-functional, multicultural and international teams preferable.Excellent ability to handle complex negotiations and decisions.Experience in oversight of vendors highly desirable. Competencies: Strong written and oral communication skillsHigh attention to detail and outstanding organizational skillsExcellent problem resolution and interpersonal skillsExcellent time management and organizational skillsCapable of identifying needs/deficiencies within the process and showing the initative to move towards resolving themProven ability to multitask: handle multiple studies and consistently meeting study timelines with minimal supervisionA commitment to producing high quality work product with an attention to detailStrong interpersonal skills with an ability to work independently and as a team memberProficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint
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