Contract Services Manager (f/m)

Ely, United Kingdom
On Application
06 Feb 2018
16 May 2018

Contract Services Manager​ (f/m) 



Synteract is a full-service contract research organization with a successful two-decade track record supporting biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies in all phases of clinical development, located in EU, RUS, US and South America. We are looking for a dedicated Contract Services Manager to join our team in the UK. We offer you a challenging and rewarding job opportunity in a fast moving, international and flexible environment and a highly motivated team.


Your Tasks

  • Serves as a contracting resource for internal and external customers, especially on contracting with the clinical sites involved in our clinical trials.
  • Supports Business Development activities: prepares and negotiates contractual agreements; prepares Contract Services slides for bid defense presentations; enters sales and marketing agreement data into Sales Force.
  • Based on request from Project Management, work with the proposals department with the development of CIS, including development of appropriate CIS templates
  • Manages and facilitates the timely negotiation of site contractual documents in accordance with project specific timelines; anticipates and identifies potential issues and communicates to the Project Manager to prevent delay of project deliverables; targets and suggests alternative solutions and assists with the creation and implementation of a remedial action plan to facilitate the administration and timely completion of the site contractual documents.
  • Analyzes the legal and business obligations set forth within corporate contractual agreements; responsible for elevating any  potentially controversial or unfavorable language to the Contract Services Management for preliminarily review to determine if the business decision requires Executive Management review and/or if legal counsel is required to review the legal provisions.  
  • Maintains correspondence, positive relations and interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Reviews Contract Services’ policies and procedures and provides input to management.
  • Identifies issues associated with departmental processes, provide recommendations and assist with the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Executes special projects as needed to assist internal customers.

Your profile

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree or equivalent in a life science, business, accounting or related field of study
  • minimum of 5+ years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of CRO and legal contracts experience is needed with focus on clinical site contracts
  • Understanding of the clinical process (Phase I - IV) and the ramifications of change to one or more study assumptions, including timelines.
  • Advanced knowledge of the practices, procedures, and processes involved in contract administration.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant laws, EMA / FDA regulations, corporate terms, conditions and policies governing assigned contracts.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint .
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English.  


To Apply

Have we sparked your interest? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application! Please apply stating your earliest start date/notice period and your desired salary. If you have any questions regarding your application please contact