The Associate plays a critical role in communicating and negotiating contracts with the appropriate site, team, or affiliate personnel, including:
Communicate Company position on various contract issues, identify relationship-building opportunities, secure site contracts, collect site feedback, and facilitate communication with various personnel. This responsibility includes assisting Trial Capabilities Associates with difficult contract negotiations and significant interventions, and follow-up will be necessary to facilitate this objective;
Communicate and negotiate more complex contracts, including Phase I, PET Studies, Oncology Cooperatives, Oncology Networks, and/or Endocrine portfolio sites; and
Work with partners across company to review/approve all contracts exceptions.
Develop and implement training for new contract associates and customers;
Create, maintain, and distribute contract templates, process documentation, and contract-specific documentation (such as the Legal Guidance Document,) as the contract process owner; and
Act as a mentor to the Contract Associates to provide the necessary guidance and knowledge transfer to allow the contract associates to be successful negotiators.
Develop process documentation;
Facilitate quality, speed and value through information sharing, , business partnership, and assurance that all guidance is aligned with company policies, clinical processes, and appropriate guidance;
Facilitating meetings with other contracting groups;
Serve as the primary contact and process owner for interactions between TC and Company Legal personnel related to process changes, documentation requirements, and site contracting issues.
Accountable for standardizing and streamlining contract activities, as well as using metrics to drive improvement throughout the entire contracting process;
Increase contracting efficiency and effectiveness by ensuring that learning is shared and leveraged;
Anticipate changes by evaluating issues and opportunities, both internal and external, and making recommendations to TC management.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
2-4 years experience negotiating contracts in a similar environment.
Native/Fluent in English is essential
Strong organizational and time management skills, strong analytical skills
Strong negotiation skills, process driven, strong critical thinking skills
Thorough understanding of GDPR and other privacy regulations
Experience negotiating privacy clauses with clinical research sites
Experience working with global business partners and a global team.