Contract opportunity through 10/29/13.
The Contract Analyst is responsible for executing high-quality clinical agreements in a timely manner that balances the needs of all parties while maintaining internal and external relationships.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Drafting, issuing, negotiating and finalizing a variety of clinical agreements (including budgets) utilizing enterprise-wide contracting processes.
•Analysis of Fair Market Value (FMV) supporting budget development, negotiation, and documentation.
•Liaising with clinical teams, legal, reimbursement and other functional groups on clinical agreements and informed consents as appropriate.
•Conducting outsourcing proposal preparation and analysis, contract development and negotiation, contract administration, and supplier contact activities to provide for proper outsourcing contract execution and fulfillment.
•Tracking progress of contract activities, providing status updates to internal and external parties, compiling and analyzing contract data, and maintaining historical contract information.
All clinical agreement work will be done in accordance with company policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), legal and regulatory requirements, and using fair market valuation.
•Comprehensive understanding and application of clinical contracting and negotiation principles, concepts and industry practices/standards.
•Thorough understanding and solid application of clinical trial industry practices, including thorough understanding of clinical trial agreements and budgeting process and/or vendor and consulting agreements and processes.
•Manages complex contract negotiations. Escalates negotiations from email to telephone and to higher methods in an effort to effectively progress contract negotiations while managing cycle times. Involves other internal parties in negotiations as needed, including manager.
•Works independently and refers to established policies, practices, and templates for guidance as needed.
•Drafts contract language per approved process using legal-approved templates and approved alternative language; secures legal approval as required. Periodically seeks input and guidance from manager and/or senior-level contracting team member.
•Uses sound critical thinking skills to review contract redlines for understanding and intent. Makes recommendations regarding how to proceed and secures additional input from legal, manager and/or clinical team as needed before responding to other party.
•May serve as a project leader for new or existing studies (with manager review/input).
•Effectively manages multiple contracting priorities and exerts influence as appropriate to ensure contracts are executed in a timely manner. Meets regularly, as needed, with study team members and/or other internal stakeholders and proactively provides status updates on contracting activities.
•Proactively manages workload in accordance with study milestones.
•Frequently interacts and communicates with internal customer/client, including senior management, and external other party.