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Supply Chain Job-Contract Manager (Clinical Trials)

  • up to £305 p/day PAYE or £400 p/day umbrella (inside IR35)*equivalent of up to £70k
  • Contract
  • Central London, Greater London, Rest of the UK
  • Ref: 21065

Your New Supply Chain Job Title: Contract Manager (Clinical Trials)

Your New Daily rate: up to £305 p/day PAYE or £400 p/day umbrella (inside IR35)*equivalent of up to £70k

Duration: Until 03/01/2023

Location: Working from Home

Start date: ASAP

Working hours: 37.5 hours

Client Ref: JP92924

Who you'll be working for:

Our client a Major FTSE100 of ours who have fantastic offices in Surrey are looking for a Contract Manager in Consumer Healthcare for Clinical Development Activities.

What you'll be doing each day:

Responsible for management and execution of contracts, purchase orders and invoice process while engaging with third parties (e.g.: CROs, clinical sites, HCPs, pre-clinical vendors) within Clinical Development, Pre-Clinical & Toxicology environment according to relevant procedures and policies.

This role will ensure execution, coordination and tracking of contract and financial information, key to successful compliance with the business and regulatory policies, while driving efficient use of operational resource, databases and tools.

This includes accountability and oversight of the following activities in compliance with both global procedures and local requirements:

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for contract compliance in the UK/US for Clinical Development, Pre-Clinical & Toxicology Departments.
  • Work with the Business Owner to develop both understanding of their requirements and to prepare appropriate solutions for their supplier contracting needs.
  • Draft contracts for Clinical Development, Pre-Clinical & Toxicology Departments as appropriate for all contracts executed out of the UK/US, according to information provided by the Business Owner.
  • Determine, define and review the scope of contract services required, suitability of suppliers, identification, and resolution of all business and legal issues.
  • Establish strong partnerships with the Business Owner(s) and Supplier(s) to understand contracting challenges and develop simplified, cost-effective resolutions.
  • Drive timely contract review and approval flow with Business Owners until fully executed contracts.
  • Ensure that all relevant approvals are obtained in advance and on time.
  • Ensure upload of all contracts and amendments, into appropriate repository.
  • Track contracts in relevant databases.
  • Ensure all contract pre-requisites are in place prior to contract execution in compliance with all SOP’s.
  • Create, track and obtain Purchase Order (PO) approval for all Clinical Development, Pre-Clinical & Toxicology contracts in scope executed out of the UK/US.
  • Process invoices as per contract payment terms and ensure close out with finance and Business Owners at end of services.
  • Develop preferred, non-preferred or niche service supplier contracts (i.e., Stand-Alone Service Agreements, Task Orders, Amendments, etc.)
  • Proactively identify and facilitate resolution of all business, legal, compliance and due diligence issues through escalation to the appropriate group within the company when necessary (i.e., the study team, finance, compliance, legal or risk/due diligence, etc.)
  • Proactively liaise with functional groups to determine scope of the contract services.
  • Work in alignment with the Risk Due Diligence Team to assess suitability of suppliers, apply appropriate language to contracts after Risk Assessment is completed in order to create a robust contract that minimizes risk.
  • Serve as liaison between the company and external suppliers on contractual issues; identify and proactively escalate concerns in a timely, manner and develop recommendations for resolution as needed.
  • Deliver ongoing contract management in a timely and appropriate manner including Changes in Scope/Amendment, conflict resolution (including developing recommendations for resolution) to reduce operational, financial and/or legal risk for that engagement or to the study.
  • Ensuring policies are adhered to with respect to appropriate authorization and routing of contracts for technical approval or grant of authority ensuring that the appropriate production, distribution and document management occurs.
  • Ensure compliance with all SOPs, HCP, GCP, ICH, regulatory guidelines and applicable procedures
  • Timely and accurate updating of all department databases, templates and team information.

The skills you need to succeed:

  • A highly experienced clinical outsourcing professional who acts as the centralised contract management contacts for clinical development.
  • Business, Administration, Clinical Trial Administration, Good Clinical Practices, Business Operations
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical Clinical/Medical Operations Support
  • Basic understanding of the clinical research process and regulations. Basic understanding of ICH GCP regarding study documentation
  • Proven experience in coordination and tracking methodologies using databases and relevant software
  • High level of knowledge and skill in use of Intranet, e-mail, Word, Excel and desktop publishing applications such as SharePoint and PowerPoint formatting creative skills.
  • Experience with Ariba.

*Please note this Umbrella rate is the amount payable to Umbrella company - this does not represent what you will actually receive from the Umbrella company

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