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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Bristol Myers Squibb
    • Date Posted
      January 26,2021
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    Site Contract Lead

    At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

    The Site Contract Lead is a critical role responsible for negotiation and management of contracts and budgets for clinical trials run across Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Ireland. Responsible for the end-to-end management of budgeting and contracting for Study Teams with a focus on contracting a variety of contracts & study types including Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Investigator contracts for BMS sponsored studies, non-registrational / Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) studies.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Provide knowledgeable single-point of service to study teams related to study budgets and contracts
    • Prepare study /site level grant budgets
    • Manage the end-to-end process for executing Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAgs) and amendments with investigator sites as well as local purchasing contracts (including fund creation)
    • Prepare contract documents from templates and modifies to reflect unique aspects of the particular study, including the CTAg financial appendix
    • Negotiates financial and legal aspects of CTAg and Master Service Agreements with sites, Institutions or vendor personnel
    • Is trained on legal fallback language and works with Legal to update fallback language as needed
    • Communicates clearly and efficiently with BMS Clinical and Legal Teams regarding amendments and other issues
    • Enter CTAg, documents and data into Clinical Trial Management System and contract management software and ensure correct filing.
    • Develop and maintains template language in collaboration with Legal for all contract types include maintenance of associated fallback language
    • Escalate to appropriate BMS colleague when a significant legal/financial risk to the business is identified
    • Independently make appropriate business decisions within scope or authority, and educates internal project leaders on the issues and risks associated with contracting decisions
    • Ensure contracts are executed in alignment with trial deliverables and priorities
    • Execute local purchase contracts, if applicable (e.g. of drug, equipment)
    • May support preparing invoices/payments due reports and managing, tracking and executing payments to investigator sites as well as other parties (e.g. EC, CA, local vendors)

    Key requirements:

    • Bachelors or Masters degree required. Field of study within life sciences or equivalent
    • 2 or more years’ experience negotiating legal and/or financial agreements, preferably in pharmaceutical industry clinical trials or 2 years of industry related experience in clinical operations
    • Working knowledge of clinical trial start-ups and finance cycles including knowledge of site needs and perspective
    • Strong organization and time management skills and ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities
    • Strong communication skills with a strong customer focus, able to manage both internal and external clients at all organizational levels
    • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills including strong conflict resolution skills
    • General knowledge of software systems and web-based applications. Good computer aptitude and willingness to learn new systems and applications.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills (both in English and local language).

    Training will be provided but successful candidate must have at least 2 years’ experience in clinical trials negotiating legal and/or financial agreements and covering the majority of key responsibilities listed above. Excellent communication skills with a strong customer focus, able to manage both internal and external clients at all organizational levels and proficient use of Microsoft Office (especially excel) also required.

    Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

    Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

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