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Contract Manager Opportunities at PAREXEL

By being hired into one of our Contracts jobs at PAREXEL International, you’ll be a key member of the PAREXEL International team. Professionals in Contract Management come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing an assortment of knowledge and skills to every area of our business. A job in Contract Management at PAREXEL International may be waiting for you!

Senior Contract Manager

Job ID 50044BR USA - Any Region - Home Based
Key Accountabilities
  • Overall management responsibility for the contract process for specific 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 contractual documents, including Start-up Agreements, Work Orders and Change Orders
  • May negotiate MSAs, Service Agreements etc.
  • 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
  • May have responsibility to develop proposals as needed or as part of account responsibility
  • Ensure information relating to contractual documents are processed into and maintained in relevant databases
  • Customize PAREXEL templates to meet client template requirements
  • Participate in the development and testing of tools and procedures
  • May have some Line Management responsibilities, including:
    • Performance management and staff development
    • Training / mentoring
    • Workflow management
  • Able to lead internal strategy meetings
  • Lead negotiations with clients
  • Delegate work within Business Operations
  • Meet strict deadlines
  • Work both independently and as part of a team
  • Confidently deal with all internal and external staff levels
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Highly organized with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills



 Bachelors Degree in Life Science, Business or equivalent. MBA preferred

Language Skills

 Fluent in English, oral and written

Minimum Work Experience

 Experience in contract management, proposal development or related field
 Knowledge of clinical trials and/or industry experience
 Knowledge of ICH/GCP in the provision of clinical trials
 Good knowledge of cash flow and revenue recognition
 Comprehensive knowledge of relevant software (Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Databases)

EEO Disclaimer

PAREXEL is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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