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Contracts Specialist

South Africa, Remote Additional Locations: Bucharest, Bucureşti, Romania; Job ID R0000023129 Category Administrative
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About this Role

We are now looking for a Contracts Specialist. In this role, you will amend, negotiate and finalise project budgets together with creating draft contractual documents.  You will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across various departments such as Finance, Legal, Project Management, Business Development and Operational Groups as well as build relationships with Clients and external vendors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare draft contract documents, including Start-up Agreements, Work Orders and Change Orders, from Parexel templates per guidance provided by the assigned Contract Manager or Line Manager, and in conjunction with relevant departments

  • Amend project budgets as required

  • Direct client interaction with established contacts per guidance provided by the assigned Contract Manager or Line Manager

  • Provide quality client deliverables to strict deadlines

  • Facilitate review and approval in accordance with relevant policies and procedures

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

  • Participate in contract review meetings with clients and internal customers

  • Review client contractual templates with support from Line Manager/ Contracts Director / LRM and edit as appropriate to ensure Parexel's positions are covered and to highlight areas of potential concern

  • Ensure contracts with client edits received back from the client show all the appropriate changes

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

Skills and Experience required for the role:

  • University Degree (Preferably in Finance or Business) or equivalent

  • Knowledge of contract management principles

  • Experienced Excel user (experience working with formulas)

  • CRO experience and Early Phase experience - nice to have

  • Highly organized with excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • Experience dealing with senior stakeholders

  • Negotiation skills

  • 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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