ICON Clinical Research

Contract Analyst II

11 Jun 2021
15 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Title: Contract Analyst II

Location: Ireland, Dublin

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 a Contract Analyst II to join the team in our Leopardstown, Dublin 18 location.

The Role:
  • Coordinate and develop contracts and change orders for newly awarded and on-going projects at ICON.
  • Work simultaneously on numerous contracts and/or change orders. Ability to develop more complicated budgets.
  • Lead discussion with ICON Legal, the Sales Team, and liaison with their respective Contracts Manager, as necessary, to determine the appropriate terms and conditions to be included in the contracts (inclusive of Start-up Agreements) and change orders.
  • Understand applicable ICON costing tools, client budget grids, and any tools and templates developed within the Client Contract Services group. Ability to explain the costing process to someone without a financial background.
  • Understand the operational department's tasks and roles within the task as well as cost drivers within ICON.
  • Solicit input and review of contracts and change orders from the relevant operational departments.
  • Understand reasons and challenge supporting information provided by the project team related to budget changes (timeline, specifications, tasks, hours, etc.) and that the budget changes are reasonable and justified.
  • Understand legal language contained in a MSA, Start-up Agreements, and standalone contracts.
  • Develop cash neutral payment schedules as required.
    Recognize when client questions/comments need required input and review by Legal and/or operations/senior management.
  • Liaise with their respective Contract Manager on any issues that need to be escalated within ICON or the client.
  • Provide project/financial analysis on the project budget to justify supporting information from the project team on prior to client submission.
  • Update Salesforce in a timely and consistent manner with concise, accurate information on status of the contract or change order.
  • Develop and maintain client/project files and tracking tools.
  • Manage and prioritize workload in relation to timelines and client submissions.

  • Review client/project documents and budgets prior to submission to their respective Contract Manager for final QC review.

Build Relationships:
  • Build relationships with ICON project teams, sales, proposals, finance, and project analysis.
  • Build relationships with clients, other ICON service areas and vendors.

  • Ensure clear and direct communication when corresponding (verbally or written) with the project team and client on the status of the contract and/or change order.
  • Provide the relevant information required for negotiations and discussions with clients regarding cost proposals/change orders/contracts to the Contract Manager, the respective Sales personnel, and project teams.
  • Organize, lead, chair, and manage internal meetings and/or client related meetings required related to contracts and change orders.
  • Ability to communicate confidently with clients.


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