ICON Clinical Research

Senior Contract Analyst

20 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Senior Contract Analyst - Client Contract Services

Location: Home Based, UK / Ireland/ Mexico

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun while you do it. With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry!

Are you one of them?

At ICON, we have an incredible opportunity for an expert Senior Contract Analyst to join our global Client Contract Services team.

The Role

ICON's Client Contract Services team are responsible for the coordination, development and execution of all client contracts and change orders for newly awarded and on-going projects.

As a Senior Contract Analyst, you will be responsible for developing and negotiating client contracts in collaboration with Finance, Legal and Operational teams at ICON.

This is a busy and rewarding position which plays a vital role at ICON.
  • Coordinate, develop, and negotiate contracts and change orders for newly awarded and on-going projects at ICON.
  • Work simultaneously on numerous contracts and/or change orders. Management of strategic clients and complicated budgets.
  • Lead discussion and negotiation with clients related to the contractual document and project budgets.
  • Working collaboratively with other operational teams such as finance and legal requesting their input and review of contracts.
  • Understand reasons and challenge supporting information provided by the project team related to budget changes and that budget changes are reasonable and justified.
  • Understand and interpret legal language contained in a MSA, Start-up Agreements and standalone contracts.
  • Recognize when client questions and comments need required input and review by other teams at ICON.
  • Lead discussions and negotiations with ICON Legal and Sales Team to determine the appropriate terms and conditions to be included in the contracts and change orders.
  • Provide the relevant information, analysis, recommendations required, and potential solutions for negotiations and discussions with clients regarding cost proposals/change orders/contracts to the Contract Manager, the respective Sales personnel, and project teams.
  • Provide project/financial analysis on the project budget to justify supporting information from the project team on prior to client submission.
  • Develop and maintain client/project files and tracking tools.
  • Update ICON's reporting system in a timely and consistent manner with concise, accurate information on status of the contract or change order.

What you need
  • Degree qualified
  • 4-5 years' experience within a similar role
  • We will also consider applicants who have a background in Proposals, Data Management or Financial Business Partnering within the CRO industry.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the CRO industry and clinical trials
  • The team uses excel as their costing tool, it is important that you have advanced excel skills
  • A great team player who is willing to support the team as required.
  • Brilliant communication skills with the ability to develop meaningful relationships with other teams at ICON and our clients.

Why join us?

Other than working with an outstanding team of ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a Senior Contract Analyst, you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to improve your skillset. Our benefits package is competitive, our scope is international and we sincerely care about our people and their success.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

EOE race/colour/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet/national origin