Covance Contract Assoc II in NC, United States

Job Overview

Apply for an exciting opportunity to join a successful team of Contract Managers within a global clinical research organization as we work to meet the demands of an ever-growing market! We are seeking an individual with a demonstrated ability to think strategically in negotiating legal, financial, payment and other contractual terms within the Ph I-IV clinical space. In addition, the right candidate will have the ability to assess and mitigate liabilities to the company with assistance from legal, be able to understand scopes of service and associated budgets under an agreement, and demonstrate the ability to communicate with both internal and external individuals at any level. Exceptional written and verbal communications skills are key. Experience in pricing of clinical trials is a major plus.

  • Perform contract management tasks on medium complexity projects, as assigned.*

  • Develop, review and negotiate Confidentiality Agreements, Letters of Intent, Services/Consulting Agreements, Clinical Development Agreements, Master Services Agreements (including multi-unit MSAs) and Individual Project Agreements*

  • Lead negotiations for all assigned Agreements with minimal management support*

  • Lead the identification, development and negotiation of Change Orders for assigned projects with minimal management support*

  • Implement change management process for Agreements in accordance with Contract Management guidelines*

  • Perform cash flow analysis and generate payment schedules for Agreements in accordance with Contract Management guidelines.*

  • Adhere to contract management processes

  • Assist management with departmental initiatives, process improvements and strategic initiatives, as assigned

  • Assist/mentor junior staff including providing pre-submission review and approval of junior staff’s signature documents in accordance with the Contract Management review guidelines, as assigned

  • Participate in FOQuS Review Meetings and MedSci Review Meetings for all assigned projects

  • Perform accurate maintenance of CMS (e.g. timely and accurate data entry and winform package preparation)

  • Provide accurate updates on all outstanding contractual documents to Management on a weekly basis or as otherwise required

  • Adhere to contract management processes

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


BA or BS in business or life science (or equivalent experience)


2 years in the pharmaceutical or CRO industry with minimum of 2 years of contract management related experience. Clinical Trial (or similar) Pricing experience preferred, but not required.

Job Number 2018-20962

Job Category Purchasing/Procurement

Position Type Full-Time

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