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Contract Manager - Site Intelligence Activation-134404

Company: PPD
Location: Europe, Middle East & Africa-Hungary-Budapest
Reference: 134404
Closing Date: 23 Oct 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Contracts Manager in our Global Site Contracts team as part of the wider Site Intelligence and Activation team (Study Start-Up). This is a permanent position and can be based in any EMEA country where PPD has an office. ...


We are seeking a Contracts Manager in our Global Site Contracts team as part of the wider Site Intelligence and Activation team (Study Start-Up). This is a permanent position and can be based in any EMEA country where PPD has an office. 

Purpose of role
Manages the preparation, negotiation and finalization of site contracts process and negotiation parameters (including, contractual terms and conditions, and ancillary documents), and oversight of associated site grant budget(s), associate payment schedule terms and conditions with an assigned workload of clients. Negotiates within approved parameters, contractual terms and conditions in accordance with PPD contractual considerations, client contractual considerations, established process with clients and follows established escalation routes. Liaises and establishes effective relationships with clients and internal PPD functional teams, ensures quality, objectivity and risk analysis in the efficient delivery of site contract templates, process and negotiation parameters.

Job responsibilities

  • Drafts, reviews, negotiates and finalizes “Investigator Contracts” templates, process and negotiation parameters with clients in accordance with PPD contractual considerations and processes
  • Communicates, trains and provides approved “Investigator Contracts”  templates, process and negotiation parameters and client expectations to assigned Contract Specialist teams
  • Ensures collaboration, quality alignment with terms and conditions, process and client expectations with assigned Investigator Grant Analyst(s)
  • Identifies and assesses legal, financial and operational risks in accordance with approved PPD and client contractual considerations
  • Acts as a Lead regional interface and escalation contact with external clients for “Investigator Contract” term & condition revisions outside of approved negotiation parameters, client expectations and process deviations.Provides recommendations and alternative resolutions to Investigator Contracts negotiations to internal and external clients.
  • Works with internal functional departments to facilitate coordination of different site start up activities impacted by contractual activities upon mutually agreed upon timelines
  • Completes tracking and reporting as required


  • Appropriate legal background, with education and/or experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of regional 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, contractual and financial principles that related to service agreements
  • Effective communication skills (verbal & written) in English and in language spoken at your local place of work.
  • Capable, with appropriate oversight, of drafting and negotiating contract provisions and budgetary issues within parameter
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and decision based thinking
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge/experience of clinical drug development and trial process, attained within the pharmaceutical and/or CRO industry
  • Able to work independently or in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Able to organise competing priorities logically and review outstanding contractual risk and issues
  • Ability to demonstrate a customer focused style of communication, problem solving and collaboration
  • Able to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications, such as, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Flexible and able to multi-task and prioritize competing demands/work load

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Contact Information:

Address:  PPD Cambridge
Granta Park
Great Abington

CB21 6GQ
Tel:  +44 1223 374100
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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