Contract Analyst II

Job Location(s) JP-Tokyo
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Contracts Administration
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Job Overview

- Perform contract management tasks on medium complexity projects, as assigned
- Serve as contract management lead for strategic accounts, as assigned
- Independently develop and review Agreements including Master Services Agreements (Covance multi-unit, single unit Client or single unit Covance templates)
- Lead negotiations for all assigned Agreements with moderate management support
- Develop and apply a working knowledge of the various Covance business units to insure proper contract terms for all types of studies
- Develop (including budgeting if required) and negotiate medium complexity Change Orders for assigned projects with management support
- Generate cash flow analysis and payment schedules for the above mentioned agreements in accordance with Contract Management guidelines for review by senior members of the department
- Follow up on outstanding contract issues for resolution to meet internal and external deadlines and to minimize business and legal risk
- Work cross-functionally with Contract Analysts, Client Services, Finance, Pricing and Sales to resolve contract issues in a timely manner
- Assist management and subject matter experts (SME) in maintaining harmonized contract processes and client relationships
- Participate in process improvement initiatives intended to improve global delivery of contracts
- Adhere to Contract Management policies and process
- Ensure Sarbanes Oxley compliance from a contracting perspective
- Perform accurate data entry into SFDC, Apttus, CMS and/or other tools required for reporting
- Provide accurate updates on all outstanding contractual documents to management as required through required systems or tracking mechanisms
- Assist/mentor junior staff including providing pre-submission review and approval of junior staff’s signature documents in accordance with the Contract Management review guidelines, as assigned
- Participate in project review meetings as necessary
- Flexibility to participate in meetings across various time zones outside core working hours
- Occasionally working extended hours in order to adhere to client deliverable timelines
- May be required to attend client meetings off-site as directed by management
Other duties as assigned


- BA or BS in business or life sciences (or equivalent experience)


- 4 years in the pharmaceutical or CRO industry preferred with minimum of 2 years of contract management related experience (or equivalent)
- Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize
- Demonstrated teamwork, communication and organizational skills
- Proficient in Excel and Word (intermediate)
- Demonstrated problem solving skills
- Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact
- Proven ability to work independently
- Experience and comfort in a high volume, fast paced environment is essential
- Ability to negotiate


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