Contract & Grant Associate, BMS Sponsored Trials
The Contracts and Grants Associate functions as a direct line negotiator between institutions and BMS. They will interact primarily with BMS legal and other internal stakeholders to ensure that BMS' legal and financial positions are implemented in our clinical trial book of work and supporting agreements. The Contracts and Grants Associate will also support negotiating other agreements as needed, to support CTCG under the direction of the AD, or designee.
Execution of BMS Sponsored Research Agreements with Investigators and Institutions within the region
Negotiate contract terms and conditions with sites/investigators/institutions
Develop and maintain template negotiation and decision history for clinical trial agreements including utilizing many levels of associated fall back language as provided by BMS Legal
Assure that contractual terms and provisions are in compliance with corporate processes, guidelines, and policies.
Escalate to appropriate BMS colleague when significant legal or financial risk is identified
Support the set-up of funds, reconciliation of invoices, grant payment and run remittance reports.
Ensure contracting compliance and appropriate prioritization and execution with the Book of Work
Ensure proper filing and status reporting of all agreements within approved company systems
A Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) and 5+ years direct contracting experience, preferably within the Pharmaceutical industry; or Master's degree and 3+ years contract experience.
At Least 5 Years of an in depth working knowledge of contracting process and associated policies, procedures, business practices and systems.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with a strong customer focus.
Highly skilled in conflict resolution with the ability to resolve problems independently.
Ability to multi-task within and across projects, prioritize and manage timelines effectively.
Ability to sustain high levels of performance in a constantly changing environment.
Innovative, proactive, and motivated, with a focus on continuous improvement and a strong desire to succeed.
Ability to think strategically and implement contract simplification.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and project management skills needed to effectively convey information.
Demonstrates a high level of adaptability in dealing with ambiguous and complex work environment and balances multiples demands on role in a responsive and professional manner.