Job Details

  • Title: Contracts Specialist
  • Code: RCI-11294
  • Location: Gaithersburg Maryland (MD) 20878
  • Posted Date: 11/04/2019
  • Duration: 4 Months
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  Job Description

The Contracts Specialist helps to drive client's portfolio of drug products by providing business support for external services and collaborations. This role is required to ensure prompt completion of contracts and timely payment of vendors and partners.

  • Drafting, issuing, negotiating and finalizing a variety of templated agreements utilizing the iSave system.
  • Tracking progress of contract activities, providing status updates to internal and external parties, compiling and analyzing contract data, and maintaining historical contract information.
  • Serve as a liaison for the US Oncology and Market Access functions by communicating relevant information, ensuring contract task owners complete their assignments, and facilitating/coordinating business owner involvement.
  • Use iBuy purchasing system to create purchase orders (PO) for executed procurement agreements and HCP payments not processed through ViewPoint.
  • Confirm completion of goods/services as expected and invoiced. Ensure payment is processed to terms. Work with vendors and accounts payable to resolve payment issues.
  • Provide technical/system (iSave, iBuy, ATLAS) guidance and direction to other employees and third party vendors.
  • Maintain department trackers in Excel and/or SharePoint.
  • Manage client and third party expectations and deliver results within established timelines.
Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (general business, managed health care, legal or finance disciplines are preferred) or equivalent experience
  • MBA or other related graduate-level degree is a plus
Experience:
  • 5 or more years of contract experience
  • Must be a self-starter and action oriented
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procure to pay process and experience with multiple procurement and contract management systems is required
  • Previous contract development or related experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech or related industry is preferred
  • Demonstrable knowledge of, or aptitude to learn, current policies and guidelines that affect contracts, compliance etc. in a highly regulated environment
  • Must demonstrate a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives & goals
  • Knowledge of compliance with Federal Open Payments legislation a plus.
Required Skills:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders in Sourcing and Procurement, Accounts Payable, Legal Affairs, Compliance, US Oncology and Medical Affairs staff is required
Ideal Candidate Profile:
  • Expert in MS Word
  • Intermediate to Expert in Excel
  • Attention to detail is critical for the creation and management of contracts and purchase orders
  • Previous experience in the private sector is preferred with visible tenure in previous roles