Covance

  • Contracts Associate/Contingent Worker

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
    Job Number
    2018-23932
    Job Category
    Business Development/Sales
    Position Type
    Temporary
  • Job Overview

    We’re currently in search of temporary support for a Contracts Associate to perform contract management tasks of various complexities in support of the global Central Laboratory Services (CLS) business. The primary responsibility is to develop, review and negotiate Confidentiality Agreements, Letters of Intent, Individual Project Agreements and other agreements as required by the business, but not limited to the following:

    • Develop and review contracts for low to complexity projects and see through to execution (including CDAs, ISAs, IPAs, WSCs, budgets if required, etc; excludes MSAs)
    • Maintain strong attention to detail to assist Analyst with initial internal contract review prior to client exposure
    • Develop and apply a working knowledge of the various Covance business units to insure proper contract terms for all types of studies
    • Follow up on outstanding contract issues for resolution to meet internal and external deadlines and to minimize business and legal risk
    • Work cross-functionally with Contract Analysts, Client Services, Finance, Pricing and Sales to resolve contract issues in a timely manner
    • Assist Analysts and SMEs with periodic client f/up for contract documentation
    • Assist in managing overall contract processes and client relationships
    • Participate in process improvement initiatives intended to improve global delivery of contracts
    • Adhere to Contract Management policies and process
    • Ensure Sarbanes Oxley compliance from a contracting perspective
    • Perform accurate data entry into SFDC, Apttus, CMS and/or other tools required for reporting
    • Provide accurate updates on all outstanding contractual documents to management as required through required systems or tracking mechanisms
    • Participate in project review meetings as necessary
    • Other duties as assigned

    Education/Qualifications

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

    Experience

    • 3 years in the pharmaceutical or CRO industry preferred with minimum of 2 years of contract management related experience (or equivalent)
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
    • Demonstrated teamwork, communication and organizational skills
    • Proficient in Excel and Word (intermediate)
    • Demonstrated problem solving 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
    • Ability to navigate client contractual documents (CDAs, MSAs)
    • Ability to effectively negotiate internally
    • Ability to mentor junior staff

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