Randstad Clinical Operations in Princeton, New Jersey

Clinical Operations

job details:

  • location:Princeton, NJ

  • salary:$55 - $65 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:24223

job description

Job Title: Senior Contracts Specialist

Position Description

  • Serve as a contract subject matter expert and provide contract functional support to projects, contributing to the function's achievement of the following key objectives:

  • Contract development/negotiation

  • Vendor selection process

  • Budget planning support

  • Department, function and other supportive activities

  • Contract development/negotiation: Support development projects by efficiently and effectively negotiating, executing, and managing relevant contracts, in terms of quality, compliance, timeline, and budget.

  • Liaises with Head of Contracts and Legal (as required) to identify assess risk in requested contract language changes to develop and improve contract negotiation parameters document.

  • Works cross-functionally to ensure consistency and quality in all contracts.

  • Tracks, manages and monitors all changes to contracts to reflect any changes in study or project scope.

  • Tracks milestones in contract management database and follow-up with Vendors as required.

  • Vendor selection process: Support development projects by efficiently and effectively managing the vendor selection process.

  • Provides support to project teams and Head of Contracts by supporting the clinical vendor sourcing, including overseeing the Request for Proposal process.

  • Builds and fosters relationships with clinical trial vendors.

  • Budget planning support: Manages the clinical site budget development process.

  • Provides support in the development of draft site budget using historical and benchmark data.

  • Coordinate budget development with Project Teams and obtain approval from Clinical Operations, Project Management, Head of Contracts and Key Stake Holders

  • Provides support in the drafting and obtaining approval of budget negotiation parameters for each trial.

  • Provides support in development of expected per subject costs based on the negotiated site contracts.

  • Department, function and other supportive activities: Support other functions by providing contract-related assistance for various issues on an as-needed basis.

  • Supports compliance initiatives

  • Provides ad hoc Support for Contracts

Position Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years work experience as a contract specialist, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Good overall knowledge of contract law and pharmaceutical development contracts

  • Interpersonal, facilitating and negotiation skills

  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to develop consensus within a multinational organization


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401K Plan with Company Match

  • Life and AD&D Insurance