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Senior Contracts and Budgets Negotiator

  1. South Africa
2024-109608
  1. ICON Strategic Solutions
  2. Contracts Administration

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Title – Senior Clinical Contracts and Budgets Negotiator

Location - South Africa – Home based

Sponsor dedicated

 

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organization's.

With our patients at the center of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

 

The Senior Contracts and Budgets Negotiator is responsible for direct site-facing contract and budget negotiations throughout contract execution with assigned clinical investigator sites including initial agreements and amendments and oversight of other contracting professionals on assigned studies.  

This also includes managing the Per-Subject Cost process for assigned studies, managing escalation and resolution for budget and non-legal term issues.

 

 


Responsibilities

  • Exercise good judgment in balancing the risks for the sponsor, in making budget and contractual decisions against the impacts to the clinical trial timelines.
  • Follow GPD processes to develop, negotiate, track and execute global clinical study agreements with institutions and investigators participating in sponsored clinical trials.
  • Work with partners to develop and oversee the global site budget process.
  • Work with clinical trial sites and directly negotiate cost, business and contractual terms and conditions with investigators/institutions, making changes to contract templates within the Legal division approved parameters.
  • Lead and develop relationships with key investigational sites and Site Management Organizations across the contracting and budgeting interface.
  • Lead study level site contracting activities, direct other ICL and act as primary study point of contract for site contracting issues and timelines on assigned studies.
  • Partner with Legal and other divisions to manage escalations in the site budgeting and contracting space.
  • Partner with Legal, Finance, pCRO and other divisions to identify and implement areas of improvement in the site contracting space.
  • Has knowledge of the principles, concepts and theories in applicable business discipline.
  • Collaborates with invoicing specialists and/or invoice service provider to ensure alignment with Investigative Site contracting and compensation requirements.
  • Applies acquired job skills and procedures to complete substantive assignments, projects and tasks of moderate scope and complexity in applicable discipline.
  • Contributes to design, development and implementation of major business initiatives or special projects.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in clinical development operations or clinical trial outsourcing and a bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience working with other African countries, Uganda; Tanzania and Zambia
  • Experience with clinical study budgets and contracting negotiation principles, practices, processes, and activities.
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating of Clinical Trial Agreements with clinical trial sites in a global operation.
  • Balance of general business, compliance, finance, legal, and drug development experience.
  • Precise communications and presentation skills.
  • Ability to plan, identify and mitigate risks to site contacting timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence rather than positional power to accomplish critical deliverables.
  • Demonstrated success in working in a highly matrix-based organization.

 

What ICON can offer you:

Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a diverse culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

In addition to your competitive salary, ICON offers a range of additional benefits. Our benefits are designed to be competitive within each country and are focused on well-being and work life balance opportunities for you and your family.

Our benefits examples include:

  • Various annual leave entitlements
  • Competitive retirement planning offerings to maximise savings and plan with confidence for the years ahead
  • Global Employee Assistance Programme, TELUS Health, offering 24-hour access to a global network of over 80,000 independent specialised professionals who are there to support you and your family’s well-being
  • Life assurance

    Visit our careers website to read more about the benefits of working at ICON: https://careers.iconplc.com/benefits

    ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know or submit a request here.

    Interested in the role, but unsure if you meet all of the requirements? We would encourage you to apply regardless – there’s every chance you’re exactly what we’re looking for here at ICON whether it is for this or other roles.

 

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