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Contracts Manager

London, London, United Kingdom Job ID R0000017102 Category Administrative
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About this Role

We are currently looking for a Contract Manager to join our global team. In this role you will ensure consistent management of all contracts through "management" of the contract management process, development of account specific standards, documentation and negotiations. You will be the primary interface for our clients regarding contractual issues.


Key Accountabilities

  • Overall management responsibility for the contract process for specific or varied accounts including coordination of Operations, Project Management, Legal, Business Development and Finance to prepare, review, and negotiate contracts

  • Serve as primary client contact during the negotiation phase

  • On-going interface with clients regarding contractual issues during the lifetime of a project

  • Establish and maintain direct client contact

  • Create, negotiate and finalize budgets and contractual documents, including Start-up Agreements, Work Orders and Change Orders

  • Development of account specific standards for contracts, including presentation of budget, payment terms, standard contract language, etc., and discussion/negotiation with client as appropriate

  • On-going proactive involvement with project management in review of project status, including review of contractual status to ensure compliance with contractual terms and milestones and identification of changes in scope in contracts

  • Close cooperation with Finance on ongoing budget changes and provide finance system load ready budget tools in accordance with relevant policies and procedures

  • Ensure information relating to contractual documents are processed into and maintained in relevant databases

  • Customize company's templates to meet client template requirements

  • Participate in the development and testing of tools and procedures

Skills and Experience required for the role:

  • University Degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience in contract management, proposal development or related field

  • Knowledge of clinical trials and/or industry experience – preferred

  • Knowledge of ICH/GCP in the provision of clinical trials – preferred

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Highly organized with excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Good numeracy skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant software (Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Databases)

  • Fluent in English, oral and written

Parexel is in the business of improving the world’s health. We do this by providing a suite of biopharmaceutical services that help clients across the globe transform scientific discoveries into new treatments. From clinical trials to regulatory, consulting, and market access, our therapeutic, technical, and functional ability is underpinned by a deep conviction in what we do. We believe in our values; Patients First, Quality, Respect, Empowerment & Accountability.

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