Find A Job

Contract Coordinator

North Chicago, Illinois | Professional/Business Services
Job ID: 90457
Listed on 5/15/2019

KellyMitchell matches the best IT and business talent with premier organizations nationwide. Our clients, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to rapidly growing high-tech companies, are exceptionally served by our 1500+ IT and business consultants. Our industry is growing rapidly, and now is a great time to launch your career with the KellyMitchell team.


Title: Contract Coordinator III


Job Description & Responsibilities

The Contract Analyst role negotiates contracts and budgets for the company’s clinical R&D trials. This individual will negotiate clinical study agreement contracts and budgets with academic institutions and major research centers. A strong candidate will demonstrate excellent customer service, communication and prioritization skills. Ideally, someone would have a background in budget negotiation, contract negotiation, working in Salesforce systems, a strong understanding of clinical research and medical procedures and the costs thereof and very strong skills in Excel and Word. Any candidate would need to work well as part of a team and be comfortable working in a transparent and fast paced environment.

  • Economically and efficiently purchase services for company R&D in compliance with Outsourcing and Purchasing Policies. 
  • Responsible for working under the guidance of Outsourcing Project/Operations Management to draft and negotiate a limited number of agreement types, such as clinical study agreements as assigned by the manager. 
  • May be responsible for performing contract support tasks such as SRM and contract execution and/or tracking activities in support of Outsourcing team members. 
  • Responsible for identification and resolution of contract issues working closely with therapeutic/functional areas, legal, OEC and suppliers to resolve contract issues under supervision by the manager. 
  • Develop and maintain necessary contracting documentation according to departmental policies and procedures. 
  • Provides contract status updates to therapeutic/functional areas and Outsourcing contract management team, as required. 
  • Promote the firm as the partner of choice in all external communications and dealings to build the company brand. 


Skills, Experiences, Knowledge

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. BA/BS: science, business financial degree or paralegal certification is highly preferred. 
  • With a BA/BS degree, 1+ years of pharmaceutical related industry experience with an emphasis on business (contract outsourcing, finance) and/or technical experience(chemistry, biology, clinical). Candidates without a BA/BS degree require a 3+ years of pharmaceutical related industry experience. . 
  • Must have attention to detail along with an understanding of the quality/compliance environment. 
  • Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated ability to multi-task and effective communication skills. 
  • Customer support focused expertise is highly desirable.