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Clinical Contracts Manager - Global role

Company: Planet Pharma Staffing Limited
Location: London, UK
Reference: SCCCM-257
Closing Date: 25 Aug 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): 40,000 - 60,000
Benefits: Attractive

Job Summary:

A huge opportunity has become available to join a small and growing Clinical Contracts team in London. The vacancy is ideal for someone looking to step up from a Specialist to Manager or for an experienced Manager looking to join a successful organisation where you will have broad responsibilities and the opportunity to negotiate budgets and contracts globally.


Brief Description: 

Manage clinical study contracts and /or any other ancillary agreement required to conduct allocated projects as well as confidentiality disclosure agreements and letters of delegation

Liaise with relevant project management team, clinical, legal and other internal departments and sponsors to ensure contract management support throughout the life of the project.  Plan, initiate, and negotiate contracts directly with study sites.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Degree (in Law) preferred
  • Legal background required
  • Approximately 4 years’ experience in directly initiating, negotiating and executing contractual language/agreements.
  • Three to five years’ experience in a clinical trials environment, biotech or pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • A high degree of competence in Word, Excel and other MS Office programs
  • Ability to manage effectively in a multi-cultural matrix environment
  • Must be able to work independently and possess excellent organizational skills and flexibility to manage multiple priorities and take on new initiatives to support rapid growth 

Specific Job Duties:

  • Serve as the primary operational contracts point person for assigned studies.
  • Manage the preparation and contract negotiation process, including template development, documentation of contract template and revision, approvals, signature process, status tracking and reporting.
  • Directly interface with sponsor project management and legal to develop clinical study agreements (templates up to final draft), letters of delegations and confidentiality disclosure agreements within company and sponsor legal. 
  • Attend study team meetings, teleconferences, kick-off meetings, and investigator meetings, as necessary.
  • Appropriately escalate company risks associated with clinical study agreements if needed.
  • Maintain repository of operational contract templates (if and as available) and make available to project teams as needed.  Monitor changes for potential template impact.
  • Maintain repository of approved fallback language (if and as applicable) and apply as appropriate in negotiation process.
  • Contribute to and/or lead improvements to contract tracking tools, metrics reporting and operational effectiveness.
  • Provide leadership and direction, including training, to project staff (internal and third-party vendor staff) in their communications with investigative site personnel regarding investigator agreements to ensure cooperative and effective communications between sites and company.
  • Contract negotiations of other types of study-related agreements, including laboratory, radiology and consulting service agreements related scopes of work.
  • Facilitate requests for pricing and narratives related to operational contract management and investigator payments for RFI/RFPs, client presentations or other company business needs.
  • About 10% travel required
  • Other duties as assigned by management
  • Mentor junior members of the team 


Office based in London with flexibility to work from home


Permanent – full-time


Attractive salary + benefits

About Planet Pharma
Planet Pharma is an American parented Employment Business/Agency that provides global staffing services with its head-quarters in Chicago and our EMEA regional office located in Central London. We have invested significantly in creating a robust international platform that enables us to work compliantly in 30+ countries with a current network of 2500+ active contractors globally as well as a very strong permanent / direct hire recruitment offering. 

  • Our specialist knowledge and close relationships with our clients and the wider industry really makes us unique in our field. Just recently we were recognised by FORBES as the 17th best professional staffing firm, and have won multiple awards from industry accredited bodies for our commitment to excellence and service delivery. We have extensive functional expertise including: Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, QA, QC, Submissions experts, Clinical development, Quality, Biostatistics, and Medical Affairs / Writing.
  • We are an equal opportunities Recruitment Business and Agency. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

To apply 

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further or to discuss your career options in confidence, please telephone Sam Chapple on +44 (0)203 868 8607 or e-mail on

If this role isn’t suitable for you, please let us know if you can refer anyone – any recommendations are much appreciated! Planet Pharma offers a competitive referral scheme so you will be rewarded for your help!


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Contact Information:

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Tel:  +44 203 868 1000
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