At Quintiles we help healthcare and biopharma companies improve their probability of success. We do this by connecting our scientific, therapeutic and analytics expertise with superior delivery. From advisory through operations, Quintiles and its affiliate companies is the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services.
As one of FORTUNE’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ in 2016, we offer great opportunities for a career in world-leading clinical research. Our global projects, innovative tools and industry leading customers combined with outstanding support from our leadership team and clear career mapping allows you to make a difference in patient health.
Assist in preparation and negotiation of assigned contracts within assigned contract area with focus on contracts supporting customer work orders. Act as a subject matter expert for assigned contracts and desigated topics.
Provide support to attorneys and/or other members of the Contract Negotiations team.
Research and compile information regarding contract matters;
Draft, revise and negotiate various Quintiles contracts.
Interact internally and externally with executive level management and legal counsel on issues requiring negotiation.
Ensure consistency in approach, metrics, and format for assigned customers is documented and communicated internally.
Assist Sales staff in communicating with key customers; serve as Subject Matter Expert and contact for specific key customers as needed.
Research contractual questions and issues for internal stakeholders.
Prepare execution copies; track contracts in database; establish and maintain contract files; prepare and send client correspondence. Work as a team with other areas of Global Contracts and Global Market Development, Finance and Quintiles’ Operations to understand and review project requirements and determine how contract terms and conditions are affected.
Ensure delivery of a final contract in a timely fashion, working independently or as part of a team.
Identify support required on contract terms that require extensive negotiation.
Customize documents to accurately reflect services provided. Oversee finalization and distribution of contracts.
Conduct complex written and/or verbal follow-up with Customers after the delivery of draft or signature-ready contracts.
Participate in meetings to discuss assigned project issues and disseminate information from meetings as appropriate.
Assist in leading departmental activities directed toward meeting planned and projected corporate goals including sales/revenue/customer satisfaction goals.
May lead, as well as, participate in team meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Proficient knowledge in legal research, company compliance policies and procedures
Thorough knowledge of Quintiles’ standard contract terms, conditions and fallback language
Strong skills using MS Office Suite: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
Strong attention to detail
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Excellent proofreading, editing and oral and written communication skills
Ability to perform complex independent legal research
Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple priorities and meet established timelines
Ability to review, comprehend and explain contract terms to customers
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and paralegal certificate from an accredited school with 5 years’ paralegal experience working in a corporate environment and with in-house counsel on litigation and contracts; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
May require occasional travel.
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Did You Know?
* Quintiles helped develop or commercialize 98 of the Top 100 best-selling products of 2015
* Quintiles has 36,000 employees conducting business in more than 100 countries
* Quintiles was named to FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies® 2016 list
* Quintiles was named as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute
Primary Location: Great Britain
Other Locations: Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France
Organization: GBR02 - UK Product Development
Job: Contracts & Proposals