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Manager, Sponsor Contracts Mgt, Morrisville

Created 10/18/2020
Reference 20006619
Category Site Operations
Job type Full-Time
Country United States
City Morrisville
Zip 05661
Salary Competitive

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies, INC Research and inVentiv Health, we bring together more than 22,000 clinical and commercial minds to create a better, smarter, faster way to get biopharmaceutical therapies into the hands of patients who need them most. Evolve in a global company that is always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently as the only fully integrated Biopharmaceutical Accelerator. You'll be supported with comprehensive resources based on today's emerging technologies, data, science and knowledge - instead of practices from the past. Teaming with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, you'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment to over-deliver and outperform. A career with Syneos Health means your everyday work improves patients' lives around the world.


Manages the Sponsor Contracts Management team and activities, which support execution of procedures relating to the budgeting, preparation and management of contract and change order documents and any other associated duties as assigned. Assists senior management in the development, implementation, and maintenance of contracting processes and systems, while accurately capturing and reporting performance metrics on cycle times, quality, and other key performance indicators. Provides training and supervises contracts team.

Essential Functions:

  1. Line management responsibilities including professional development, performance appraisals, employee counseling for junior, and management staff, rewarding and disciplining. Assigns project work and reviews workload for all direct reports. Manages staff by establishing goals that will increase knowledge and skill level, and by delegating tasks commensurate with skill level.
  2. Drives the contract and change order process to ensure timely execution and revenue recognition. Ensures that direct reports are meeting standard turnaround and cycle times. Alerts senior management to potential issues with contracts and change orders as necessary corrective action is taken.
  3. Continuously implements improvements to the processes and systems and put into practice.
  4. Reviews contracts and change orders of direct reports to ensure completeness and accuracy, and that corrections are appropriately made and documented.
  5. Participates in the selection and on-boarding process for new Sponsor Contracts Management staff by conducting candidate review and participating in the interview process. Ensures staff has the appropriate materials, systems access, and training to complete job responsibilities.
  6. May take a proactive role in developing relationships with appropriate staff in preferred customer organizations in close collaboration with Business Development.
  7. Provides advice, support, and guidance to direct reports as needed and serve as a mentor to colleagues.
  8. Prepares information for and leads internal meetings with direct reports.
  9. Presents to Executive Management the status of contract and change orders directly impacting revenue.
  10. Represents Sponsor Contracts Management at Customer meetings and on task forces as required.


Requirements :

B.A./B.S., preferably in business or life sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience, plus moderate contract management experience. Minimal line management experience for a team of one (1) or more direct reports. Experience in a contract research organization or the pharmaceutical industry preferred. Demonstrated leadership skills. Effective presentation, negotiation, documentation, as well as strong team-orientation and interpersonal skills. Above average written and verbal communication skills along with excellent organizational skills and high levels of integrity. Must be customer focused and able to manage challenging priorities and remain flexible and adaptable in stressful situations. Excellent knowledge of contract and legal contracting parameters and budget preparation and the ability to interpret budgets. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, and customers. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.
Employer Syneos Health

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