Clinical Contracts Specialist

Hayward, CA, United States
Oct 29, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
In this role, you will have the opportunity to work independently and collaboratively in an exciting young company.

Overall Description:

Arcus Biosciences is seeking a Clinical Contracts Specialist to complement our Contracts & Outsourcing team within Clinical Operations. Ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of success in managing contracts and budgets collaboratively within a matrix environment with other cross functional groups. This position will report to the Sr. Manager, Clinical Contracts and Outsourcing.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Day-to-day duties and responsibilities of the Clinical Contracts Specialist may vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. General responsibilities in this role include:
  • Drafting, reviewing, , negotiating and executing various contracts covering a range of transactions.
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Maintaining correspondence and documentation related to contracts.
  • Communicating and presenting information to stakeholders regarding contracts.
  • Problem-solving contract-related issues. Must be able to identify risk associated with contract terms.
  • Ensures contract budgets and contract related documentation adhere to company policy and practice. Ensure compliance with the company's standards and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining a large contract portfolio across assigned projects and functional areas. Functional assignment may include contract management for consultants.
  • Coordinates with and seeks advisement from subject matter experts and other functional areas to ensure appropriate contract language for specific research projects.
  • Assists with and/or develops standardized study-specific budgets to be included with contract templates.
  • Enters contracts and correspondences into Arcus electronic contracts and purchase order systems.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of internal contracting policies and procedures.
  • Generates ad hoc reports, participates on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

  • BA/BS degree.
  • Paralegal certificate helpful but not required.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience actively reviewing and/or negotiating contracts.
  • Experience in applying organizational standards when requesting and evaluating requests for proposals (RFPs).
  • Previous experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry preferred but not required. Experience working for a Contract Research Organization (CRO), clinical site, or law firm experience also a plus.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (especially, Word and Excel) and database applications.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication in English.
  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to achieve results as part of an effective team.
  • Ability to multi-task and self-prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a high-pressure, complex environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Deep understanding of contracts, contract governance, contractual language and the contract lifecycle.
  • Excellent understanding of the industry, services, and providers.
  • Ability to ready, analyze and interpret budgets and technical documents.
  • Basic understand of purchasing and support chain procedures.
  • Exercises discretion and good judgment while handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight.