• Contracts Analyst

    Job Location(s) US-WI-Madison
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    Business Development/Sales
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  • Job Overview

    The Contracts Associate will perform contract management tasks of various complexities in support of the global Preclinical business. The primary responsibility is to develop, review and negotiate Confidentiality Agreements, Letter of Intent, Services/Consulting Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Individual Project Agreements and other agreements as required by the Preclinical business, but not limited to the following:


    • Develop, review and negotiate Confidentiality Agreements, Letters of Intent, Services/Consulting Agreements, Laboratory Service Agreements, Master Services Agreements, and Price and Payment Schedules.*
    • Lead negotiations for all assigned Agreements with moderate management/subject matter expert support*
    • Develop a working knowledge of the differences between Covance business units and is able to apply that knowledge to insure proper contract terms for all types of studies.
    • Perform cash flow analysis and generate payment schedules for Agreements in accordance with Contract Management guidelines*
    • Adhere to Contract Management policies and process
    • Ensure Sarbanes Oxley compliance from a contracting perspective
    • Assist/mentor staff including providing pre-submission review and approval of staff’s signature documents in accordance with the Contract Management review guidelines, as assigned
    • Follow up on outstanding contract issues for resolution to meet internal and external deadlines and to minimize business and legal risk
    • Work cross-functionally within the client experience team to resolve contract and billing issues in a timely manner
    • Assists in maintaining globally harmonized contract processes and relationships within the global Client Experience Teams
    • Participates in process improvement initiatives intended to improve global delivery of contracts within Early Development
    • Perform accurate maintenance of CMS (e.g. timely and accurate data entry)
    • Provide accurate updates on all outstanding contractual documents to Management on a weekly basis or as otherwise required through required systems or tracking mechanisms
    • Other duties as assigned


    BA or BS in business or life sciences (or equivalent experience)


    • Minimum of 2-4 years in the pharmaceutical or CRO industry with minimum of 1 year of contract management related experience
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
    • Demonstrated teamwork, communication and organizational skills
    • Proficient in Excel and Word (intermediate)
    • Problem Solving and Negotiation skills
    • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact
    • Proven ability to work independently
    • Experience and comfort in a high volume, fast paced environment is essential


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