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Contract Manager

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Sweetwater
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Home Based, Southeast US Region (prefer NC)

Overall management responsibility for the contract process for specific or varied accounts including coordination of Operations, Project Management, Legal, Business Development and Finance to prepare, review, and negotiate contracts

  • Must understand concepts of inflationary increases, exchange rates, discounting percentages & blending of varying country prices
  • Extensive experience in programming complex budget calculations using Excel
  • Skilled in auditing lengthy budget calculations with the ability to program quality checks in Excel
  • Assumes leadership role in cross team communications related to achieving interim goals involving various functional teams
  • Must possess superior skills in building client relationships and communicating high pressure deadlines
  • Serve as primary client contact during the negotiation phase
  • On-going interface with clients regarding contractual issues during the lifetime of a project
  • Create, negotiate and finalize budgets and contractual documents, including Start-up Agreements, Work Orders and Change Orders
  • 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
  • Communicate with and inform the FBP of ongoing budget changes and provide finance system load ready budget tools in accordance with relevant policies and procedures
  • 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 managementQualificationsSkills
      • Ability 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
      • Confident 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 skillsEducation
        • Bachelors Degree in Life Science, Business or equivalent. MBA preferredLanguage Skills
          • Fluent in English, oral and writtenMinimum 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 DisclaimerParexel 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.

Keywords: PAREXEL, Knoxville , Contract Manager, Executive , Sweetwater, Tennessee

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