ProSciento, Inc.

Contract Analyst

US-CA-San Diego
4 days ago

Overview

Summary: The Contract Analyst leads the contract development process with clinical research and development sponsors, vendors, and sites, and facilitates the negotiation process. The Contract Analyst is responsible for managing ProSciento’s legal documents and a respective document templates database. The Contract Analyst negotiates improvements in contractual parameters, and as applicable in collaboration with BC leadership and external advisers defines and sets negotiation parameters in the best interest of ProSciento. Performs duties in accordance with ProSciento’s values, policies, and procedures.

Responsibilities

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned at the company’s sole discretion. 

  • Fosters team building, positive communication, and corporate culture. Maintains a positive working environment, developing and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Oversees contracting projects: reviews, evaluates, defines, and executes plans to develop contracts/agreements in support of ProSciento’s business goals.
  • Responsible for being up to date with regards to all applicable regulations, industry contracting standards/best practices, and can implement all applicable regulations, standards, and changes into practice at ProSciento.
  • Accurately and with attention to detail leads and contributes to the timely development of high quality contracts/agreements.
  • Solves problems at a strategic level.
  • Creates and revises templates for sponsor specific documents including contracts, budgets, amendments, and ancillary agreements.
  • Maintains and improves ProSciento’s legal documents templates database.
  • In collaboration with the BC team and other stakeholders at ProSciento, negotiates contract terms, pricing and payment schedules with sponsors, vendors, and sites ensuring that the agreements are aligned with ProSciento’s interests.
  • Manages and resolves contracting issues between ProSciento and its clients, sites, vendors and other potential business partners/parties to a business agreement/contract.
  • Responds to inquiries from sites, vendors, and sponsors professionally, efficiently, and effectively, and follows up with investigative sites and vendors concerning outstanding contracts and budgets on a regular basis, and as frequently as necessary to resolve any concerns/issues as quickly as possible.
  • Produces high quality, error-free legal documents for final execution.
  • Participates in department and company meetings and may initiate meetings with the goal to improve BC processes and/or to align on project specific contractual terms and negotiations. 
  • Maintains updated information of all study related information to use as reference in daily duties.
  • Stays abreast of changes in studies and/or updates to study/project specific scope of work or client preferences. 
  • Other duties as required and assigned by designated team lead. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/Experience:

Minimum of two to three years of experience in clinical trial setting and/or pharmaceutical industry in a role of Contract Analyst/Legal Lead are required.

 

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Must have knowledge of regulations as they relate to clinical research. Attention to detail required in a highly regulated industry. Ability to work independently, and be a proactive team player is required. Ability to proofread and detect errors in typing, spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation required. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.

 

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), procedural manuals, governmental and clinical regulations, and similar documents. Able to communicate effectively to employees, cross departmentally, in management groups and group meeting settings.

 

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have excellent computer skills with working knowledge and proficiency in the current Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as Windows applications.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

 

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