Sr Contracts Manager


Cambridge, MA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


11 - 15 years

Posted 411 days ago

  by    Ashi Khandelwal

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Title: Senior Contracts Manager

Duration: 12 Months (possible extension)

Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Description:

Manager’s Note:

Clinical trial Contracts experience needed

Global experience a plus

Bachelors required (baseline) anything above that OK

Pharma/Biotech Experience needed

Clinical trial site budgets

Overseeing CRO’s is KEY

The specific key areas we are looking for are:

1) Clinical trial site budgets and contracts negotiation experience (at least a few years or direct experience in this particular space)

2) Excellent written, verbal communication skills and

3) Ability to collaborate cross functionally.



• Conducts contract management, administration, and execution for Clinical Development Operations group within R&D Organization

• Global site budget responsibility for development, management, and finalization

• Types of agreements include Service Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Investigator Initiated Study Agreements, Consulting Agreements and others as needed.

• Works independently and strategically to resolve complex contract issues.

• Manages study contracting on a program level, and has frequent interaction with, and oversight of, outsourced contracting vendor.

• Works with outsourced contracting vendor at functional level to develop standards and processes.



• Works withcontract requestor to determine appropriate contractrequired

• Responsible for global site budget development and management; assures fair market valuation of procedures and fees

• Develops a significant portion of agreements without the use of a template. Executes templates for increasingly complex business/legal terms with minor supervision.

• Manages outsourced contracting function; ensures compliance with established processes

• Oversees international agreements handled by Legal department to ensure compliance with established processes and metrics

• Independently negotiates agreements to completion

• Collaborates with Legal globally to ensure compliance with current legislation/guidance

• Subject to review and approval of Legal, exercises judgement related to legal/business issues that are outside normal template situation and are not routinely dealt with

• Ensures compliance with internal timelines, metrics, and processes

• Partner with global operational teams to ensure contract negotiations do not hamper study start up timelines, and support strategic objectives

• Proactively identifies areas for process improvement. Plays key role in independently leading process changes.

• Educates client groups on processes and more complex substantive issues (e.g. intellectual property provisions in contracts).

• Independently works with Legal department to research issues and formulate recommendations on individual agreements/discrete issues

• Demonstrates understanding of complex contract principles.

• Independently plans and organizes work involving several processes, projects or functions with reliable results. Exercises sound judgement in resolving non-routine problems.

• Effectively represents functional perspective to others.



• BA/BS or equivalent experience (10+ years direct industry contracting)

• Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills

• Proven problem solving and decision making skills

• Experience with industry budgeting tool (GrantPlan or Grant Manager)

• Strong analytical skills and detail orientation

• Solid understanding of the clinical operationscontracting processes

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills