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Site Budget & Contracts Lead

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Primary Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States Full time R1235437

Job description

The Site Budget & Contracts Lead is responsible for providing the suite of Site Budget & Contracts Services to clients. This specific role will participate on a project team to deliver Site Budget & Contracts Services to a specific client on time, within budget, and in accordance with applicable financial, contractual, and pharmaceutical R&D industry standards and regulations.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the client’s primary point of contact for projects that are using a single Site Budget & Contracts service;
  • Lead internal project kick-off meetings for single solution engagements which will include a review of the Statement of Work (SoW) and the service delivery model that will be followed to execute the services;
  • Develop the investigator grant budget for the per patient grant and related site pass-through costs;
    Work with the (Sr) Site Budget & Contracts Manager to develop site-specific Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs), or other related contractual documents (collectively, the “contractual documents”) based upon client approved templates;
  • Negotiate contractual documents using the negotiation and escalation plan that has been established with the client;
  • Track the delivery of services against the SoW and ensure that agreed up project targets and/or milestones are being achieved;
  • Lead client specific or departmental projects which may require oversight of other Site Budget & Contracts staff to ensure that these projects are delivered within the established timelines;
  • Prepare ongoing unit based forecasts for assigned projects and measure performance against those forecasts;
  • Serve as an internal escalation point for project related issues and challenges;
  • Identify those elements that trigger an out-of-scope activity (i.e. additional tasks requested, timeline shift, sites added to the study) and work with the Associate Director, Site Budget & Contracts to prepare a Change Order;
    Other duties as assigned

  • B.A./B.S. preferably in a business or science/health care discipline, nursing degree, or equivalent degree and/or related experience
  • Three (3) years of prior experience in a client service role at a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company, CRO, or other organization supporting clinical research or healthcare activities;
  • Prior experience leading teams, ideally in a clinical trials start-up group;

  • Clinical study start-up experience with an emphasis on site contractual and budget documents

  • Analytical Thinking: Tackle problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach;
  • Attention to Detail: Ensure that all work is complete and accurate with a focus on quality;
  • Building Collaborative Relationships: Develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support, including client and vendor relationships;
  • Decisiveness: Make informed decisions in a timely manner;
  • Technical Expertise: The ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area;

  • Influencing Others: Gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions;

  • Initiative: Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it;
  • Time management: The ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment;
  • Oral Communication: The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others;

  • Written Communication: The ability to express oneself clearly and succinctly in a professional manner;
  • Coaching: The ability to coach junior staff, imparting knowledge and empowering them to succeed;

Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to motivate self and others when working under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to think and act strategically;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically MS-Excel and MS-Word;
  • Demonstrated ability to delegate effectively, co-ordinate a team to achieve results;
  • Knowledge of the clinical trial process including GCP, ICH guidelines and relevant FDA/EC regulations/guidelines;
  • Multi-language skills are a plus;
  • Strong organizational, presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills as well as a willingness to work in a team-oriented environment;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Willingness to be flexible as the business requires

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

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