Contract Analyst I

Job Location(s) IN-Bangalore
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Client Services
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Job Overview

- Essential Job Duties:
- Develop and review contracts for low to medium complexity projects and see through to execution (including MSAs, CDAs, ISAs, IPAs, WSCs, budgets if required, etc) – up to 50% on MSAs (single unit Client or single unit Covance template)
- Lead negotiations for all assigned Agreements with moderate to high management support
- Develop and apply a working knowledge of the various Covance business units to insure proper contract terms for all types of studies
- Generate cash flow analysis and payment schedules with high degree of management support for the above mentioned agreements in accordance with Contract Management guidelinesfor 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 Analysts and SMEs with periodic client f/up for contract documentation
- Assist in managing overall 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
- Participate in project review meetings as necessary
- Other duties as assigned


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


- 2 years in the pharmaceutical or CRO industry preferred with minimum of 1 year 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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