Contracts Manager
AstraZeneca

Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in Pharmaceuticals


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As a growing pharmaceutical, our work here is interesting - building from scratch, working on a combination of products and modalities and securing a long-term future. But what truly inspires us is the expanding BioPharmaceuticals pipeline - building on our heritage, there's continued success and expansion across Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Metabolism, moving into Immunology and Renal.

The Contracts Manager will be based out of our Wilmington, Delaware site. Our Wilmington campus is one of 30 production facilities in 18 countries that creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. It is also the home of our North America Biopharmaceutical Business. It's where several business functions integral to our US business are based and where 1,500 of our colleagues innovate for a higher purpose. Conveniently located near Philadelphia, our newly redesigned campus offers a positive and inclusive environment and plenty of on-site perks for employees.

This role is part of the Reporting and Process Management (RPM) team within US Medical department. The incumbent will provide leadership during the contract management and negotiation process to ensure ethical, fair and compliant practices are followed when developing, negotiating and executing contracts and confidentiality agreements for US Medical. You will be expected to provide leadership, direction, and guidance through process improvement, interactive communication and stakeholder management. This role requires a high level of interactive communication to set clear direction for the study teams and external institutions.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Draft appropriate agreements in accordance with AZ legal Principals and Global SOPs
  • Negotiate complex contracts in accordance with company policy and legal and customer requirements
  • Interpret and communicate business commitments, review and negotiate terms and conditions of contracts
  • Advise leadership and team with regard to potential contractual and business risks
  • Lead contractual aspects including compliance with requirements of FMV
  • Interpret complex contracts and respond effectively to inquiries using original or innovative techniques or style
  • Review submitted vendor budgets to determine FMV and relevant benchmarks in collaboration with Procurement, if applicable
  • Responsible for evaluating contract terms based on the MSA, rate card, tactics provided by the team and AZ policies/guidelines
  • Act as point of contact and interface with Legal if necessary to ensure integrity of contracts
  • Maintain the status of all agreements, budgets, issues, and communications with both internal and external sources, for assigned projects
  • Utilize agency management tool for agency contract approvals and industry benchmarking
  • Ensures final contract documents are consistent with agreements reached at negotiations.
  • Support internal and external audits and litigation activities
  • Develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers


Other Skills and Capabilities:
  • Effective relationship building and stakeholder management skills across functions, geographical boundaries and cultures
  • Good reasoning ability to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Understanding of US Open Payments/Sunshine Law reporting requirements
  • Understand the implications of transparency in relation to Open Payments
  • Creative and innovative approach to influence the development of more efficient and effective practices while operating within required policies and regulations
  • Proven ability to understand and articulate common industry negotiating models within business and legal context
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of industry contractual standard terms and conditions; ability to identify non-standard terms and access business impact
  • Proven negotiating and problem solving abilities supported by exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • High levels of enthusiasm and energy
  • High levels of organization
  • Effective, succinct communication style


Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 3+ years of contract negotiation experience
  • Project Management qualification or significant and comparable experience
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry ideally working within a clinical study/investigator initiated study/clinical development field
  • Experience and knowledge of the clinical study and drug development processes and relevant guidelines
  • Legal/paralegal or equivalent experience preferred


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