Associate Director / Director of Contracting

Lawrence Harvey

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North America,--California,San Francisco,

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Associate Director / Director of Contracting

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Date Posted :

27 Feb, 2018

Company Name :

Lawrence Harvey

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San Francisco

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Biotech Jobs

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Objective of Position

Oversees third-party functional service providers contracts and manages a team of 3+ individuals. Contracting supports clinical development programs across all functional areas and is responsible for ensuring CDAs, Consulting Services Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Vendor Master Service Agreements, Laboratory Master Service Agreements, as well as Work Orders and Amendments. Contracts are negotiated and completed in timely manner to meet clinical site activation timelines and functional deliverables. The Associate Director/Director of Contracting is accountable for the oversight and management of the site contracting program, CDAs, Consulting Services Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Vendor Master Service Agreements, Laboratory Master Service Agreements, as well as Work Orders and Amendments and for working with internal and external partners to communicate challenges, risks, opportunities, and decisions with skill and diplomacy.


* Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills relating to a variety of different agreement types.
* Proficient with Word with a working knowledge of Excel.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills; professional manner.
* A demonstrated track record of success as a functional manager, having worked collaboratively within a matrixed environment with other cross-functional groups. Strong coordination and communication skills will be essential.
* Ability to work effectively and efficiently with all levels of management and personnel.
* Ability to comprehend and manage business contracts and other complex documents.
* Ability to handle multiple projects in a timely manner.
* Strong commitment to customer service.
* Manages complex processes across functions, interacts effectively with the clinical teams and related departments.
* Demonstrates ability to maintain problem-solving approach in collaboration with internal and external contacts.
* Strong organizational skills; able to organize and follow through with projects; ability to efficiently handle large volume of contracts.
* Contributes to the establishment and evaluation of contracts business processes including development of new SOPs.
* Provides information to Senior Management on contract issues.
* Works with upper management to develop outsourcing strategy.
* Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
* Strong organizational and planning skills and meticulous attention to detail.
* Able to work independently while exercising initiative, flexibility and good judgment.

Education/ Training

- JD or BA/BS with equivalent experience.
- 10+ years of experience with a BA in a relevant discipline. 8+ years of experience with a MS in a relevant discipline. MBA, JD, or similar graduate degree preferred.

Company Name:

Lawrence Harvey


150 Leadenhall Street,London


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom





100 - 499


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

0203 327 3072

Lawrence Harvey Life Sciences has exceptional relationships with the top talent and leading organisations in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices industry across the UK, USA, DACH region and the rest of Europe. Our consultants are experts within their specific areas and have a deep understanding of the full Life Sciences developmental cycle. As a client with a challenging role or a candidate with a niche specialism, you will receive a consultative service from people who truly understand the expectations and requirements of your industry. In an ever developing industry, an in-depth technical understanding and knowledge adds significant value and is imperative to ensuring our consultants are always up to speed, positioning ourselves perfectly to offer advice, analysis and support to our clients and candidates. We partner with leading pharmaceutical, medical device, generics, biotechnology, clinical research, R&D, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, CRO’s, CMO’s and medical communications organisations and have acquired an enviable and unrivalled reputation for delivering on niche, hard to fill and challenging positions. Our Specialisms within Life Sciences: Pharmaceuticals Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs Quality Assurance Quality Control Engineering Medical Affairs / Medical Information Qualified Persons Drug safety & Pharmacovigilance Biostatistics Clinical SAS Medical Writing Account Management & Business Development

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