Parexel

Contracts Specialist

Company
Parexel
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
28 Jan 2021
Closes
27 Feb 2021
Ref
65488BR
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Description

Parexel is in the business of improving the world's health. We do this by providing a suite of biopharmaceutical services that help clients across the globe transform scientific discoveries into new treatments. From clinical trials to regulatory, consulting, and market access, our therapeutic, technical, and functional ability is underpinned by a deep conviction in what we do.We believe in our values; Patients First, Quality, Respect, Empowerment & Accountability.

We are now looking for a Contracts Specialist for our office in Ireland. The Contracts Specialist's role is to amend, negotiate and finalise project budgets; together with creating draft contractual documents. You will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across various departments such as Finance, Legal, Project Management, Business Development and Operational Groups. As well as build relationships with 3rd Party Vendors and Clients.

Key Accountabilities
  • Prepare and able to finalize in a client ready format draft contract documents, including Start-up Agreements, Work Orders and Change Orders, from PAREXEL or client templates per guidance provided by the assigned Contract Manager or Line Manager or autonomously, and in conjunction with relevant departments
  • Amend, finalize and present project budgets as required
  • May negotiate budget changes with client
  • Prepare payment schedules as required, to support bids and for inclusion in contract documents
  • Direct client interaction with established contacts in conjunction with the assigned Contract Manager or Line Manager
  • Provide quality client deliverables to strict deadlines
  • Facilitate review and approval of contractual documents and budgets in accordance with relevant policies and procedures
  • Participate in contract review meetings with clients and internal customers
  • Communicate with and inform the FBP of ongoing budget changes and provide finance system load ready budget tools in accordance with relevant policies and procedures
  • Review client contractual templates with support from Line Manager/ Contracts Director / LRM and edit as appropriate to ensure PAREXEL's positions are covered and to highlight areas of potential concern
  • Ensure contracts with client edits received back from the client show all the appropriate changes
  • Customize PAREXEL templates to meet client template requirements
  • Ensure contractual documents are processed into and maintained in relevant databases
  • May customize templates approved by Legal for the relevant entities and post current copies on the Business Operations intranet
  • Participate in the development and testing of tools and procedures
  • Potential training and mentoring of other Business Operations team members
  • May have involvement in discussing legal terminology for contractual documents as appropriate
  • Qualifications

    Required Experience
    • Knowledge of contract management principles.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant software (Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Databases).

    Skills
    • Ability to lead internal meetings
    • Highly organized with excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent analytical skills, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
    • Highly confident dealing with internal staff, and external if required
    • Established negotiation skills

    Education
    • Bachelor's Degree in Life Science, Business, Languages or equivalent. MBA or Paralegal certification preferred.

    Language Skills
    • Fluent in English, oral and writtenWhy Work at Parexel

    There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

    That's Parexel. We're a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

    How can we help you on your journey? Find your path, and learn more on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Glassdoor.