Associate Contract Manager -Site Start Up - EMEA

Cambridge, United Kingdom
27 Apr 2021
27 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Manages the preparation, negotiation and finalization of"Investigator Contracts" templates, process and negotiation parameters(including, contractual terms and conditions, and ancillary documents), and oversight of associated investigator grant budget(s), associate payment schedule terms and conditions with an assigned workload of clients. Negotiates within approved parameters both investigator grant budget negotiation parameters, contractual terms and conditions in accordance with PPD contractual considerations, client contractual considerations, established process with clients and follows established escalation routes. Liaises and establishes effective relationships with clients and internal PPD functional teams, as directed by Associate Directors/Directors. Ensures quality, objectivity and risk analysis in the efficient delivery of Investigator Contract templates, process and negotiation parameters. Drafts, reviews, negotiates and finalizes "Investigator Contracts"templates, process and negotiation parameters with clients in accordance with PPD contractual considerations and processes

  • Communicates, trains and provides approved "Investigator Contracts" templates, process and negotiation parameters and client expectations to assigned Contract Specialist teams
  • Ensures collaboration, quality alignment with terms and conditions, process and client expectations with assigned Investigator Grant Analyst(s).
  • Identifies and assesses legal, financial and operational risks in accordance with approved PPD and client contractual considerations.
  • Acts as a Lead regional interface and escalation contact with external clients for "Investigator Contract" term & condition revisions outside of approved negotiation parameters, client expectations and process deviations.
  • Provides recommendations and alternative resolutions to Investigator Contracts negotiations to internal and external clients.
  • Works with internal functional departments to facilitate coordination of different site start-up activities impacted by contractual activities upon mutually agreed upon timelines
  • Completes tracking and reporting as required
  • Contributes to change initiatives within the SIA department
  • Completes periodic quality reviews and peer feedback reports
  • May assist with training material preparation or delivery of training to Contract Specialist or Investigator Grant Analyst teams.


Minimum Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree

0 - 5 years of related experience in area of supervision and1 year of leadership responsibility

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated understanding of regional principles of contract law, including a general understanding of laws that influence contract language, such as business, intellectual property and local tax and stamp lawsDemonstrated ability to apply basic principles of investigator grant negotiation

General understanding of business, contractual and financial principles that related to service agreements

Effective communication skills (verbal and written) in English and in language spoken at your local place of work.

Capable, with appropriate oversight, of drafting and negotiating contract provisions and budgetary issues within parameters

Strong attention to detail

Excellent analytical and decision based thinking

Demonstrates depth of knowledge/experience of clinical drug development and trial process, attained within the pharmaceutical and/or CRO industry

Able to work independently or in a team environment

Excellent organizational and time management skillsWorking knowledge of PPD SOP and WPDs

Able to organize competing priorities logically and review outstanding contractual risk and issues

Ability to demonstrate a customer focused style of communication,problem solving and collaboration

Able to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications,such as, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, etc

.Flexible and able to multi-task and prioritize competing demands/work load

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