Site Contract Specialist

Site Contract Specialist

Sofia full-time

About us

About PPD

PPD clinical research servicess mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, its you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people. We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams.

Our 4i Values:

Integrity Innovation Intensity Involvement

If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the worlds most urgent health needs, submit your application wed love to hear from you!

Diversity Statement
PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group


The Role

Our goal-driven teams combine and deliver startup activities for the clinical trials, collaborating to improve processes, cycle and flexibility. We partner with our sites, businesses and colleagues around the world to decrease startup timelines and exceed expectations. 
As a Site Contract Specialist, you will prepare and negotiate contracts, as well as, finalize the contract process

Summarized Purpose:

- Prepares and negotiates contracts, as well as, finalizes the contract process.
- Liaises and establishes effective relationships with sites and internal functional teams.
- Ensures quality, objectivity and risk analysis in the efficient delivery of contracts.

Essential Functions:

- Drafts, reviews, negotiates and finalizes agreements with study sites in accordance with local/accepted process
- Negotiates within approved parameters both investigator grant budget negotiation parameters, contractual terms and conditions in accordance with company contractual considerations, client contractual considerations, established process with sites and follows established escalation routes
- Ensures compliance to established negotiation parameters, authority approval, contractual process and client expectations
- Ensures compliance of budgetary guidance, templates and process
- Identifies and assesses legal, financial and operational risks and escalates to appropriate level of the organization per established processes
Provides recommendations and alternative resolutions to Investigator Contract negotiations through established escalation channels
- Coordinates with internal functional departments to ensure various site startup activities are aligned with contractual activities and mutually agreed up timelines; ensure alignment of contract negotiation process for sites and study are properly aligned to the critical path for site activation
- Achieve target cycle times for site activations
- Ensures guidelines and processes are followed for efficient escalation of out of parameter issues as appropriate.

Requirements and necessary skills

Job Qualification
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
- Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2-5 years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
- Years of experience refers to typical years of related experience needed to gain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. Years of experience are not to be used as the only determining factor in establishing the job class or making employment selection decisions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Understanding of the principles of contract law, including a general understanding of laws that influence contract language, such as business, intellectual property and local tax and stamp laws
- Demonstrated ability to apply basic principles of investigator grant negotiation
- General understanding of business and financial principles that related to service agreements
- Effective communication skills (verbal and written) in English and in language spoken at local place of work
- Capable, with appropriate oversight, of drafting and negotiating contract provisions and budgetary issues within parameters
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent analytical and decision based thinking
- Understanding of the pharmaceutical product development process and involvement of CROs
- Able to work independently or in a team environment
- Good organizational and time management skills
- Working knowledge of PPD SOP and WPDs
- Able to organize competing priorities logically and review outstanding contractual risk and issues
- Able to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications, such as, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
- Ability to demonstrate a customer focused style of communication, problem solving and collaboration

We offer

What we offer:
Learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential
Extensive benefits package based around the health and well- being of our employees
Competitive salary
Flexible working culture with work- life balance and possibility for remote working
Collaborative and friendly environment
Global exposure and opportunity to work on international assignments
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