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Contract Specialist (Belgrade, Serbia)

We are vital links between an idea for anew medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD - thousandsof employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for ourpurpose: toimprove health.You will be joining a trulycollaborative andwinning cultureas we strive to bend the time and cost curve of deliveringlife-saving therapies to patients.

Our goal-driven teams combine and deliverstartup activities for the clinical trials, collaborating to improve processes,cycle and flexibility. We partner with our sites, businesses and colleaguesaround the world to decrease startup timelines and exceed expectations.

As a Contracts Specialist your main duties will be to assist in thepreparation, negotiation and finalization of contracts with investigativesites. A contract specialist also liaises and establishes effectiverelationships with internal functional teams.

Essential Functions of the role alsoinclude:

• Drafts, reviews,negotiates and finalizes amendments and budgets with study sites in accordancewith local/accepted process.

• Negotiates withinapproved parameters both investigator grant budget negotiation parameters,contractual terms and conditions in accordance with contractual considerations,client contractual considerations, established process with clients and followsestablished escalation routes.

• Ensurescompliance to established negotiation parameters, authority approval,contractual process and client expectations.

• Ensurescompliance of budgetary guidance, templates and process.

• Coordinates withinternal functional departments to ensure various site startup activities arealigned with contractual activities and mutually agreed upon timelines; ensuresalignment of contract negotiation process for sites and study are properlyaligned to the critical path for site activation.

• Achieves targetcycle times for site activations.

• Ensuresguidelines and processes are followed for efficient escalation of out ofparameter issues, as applicable.

• Completestracking and reporting as required and assists all other specialists withtracking and reporting as required.

Job Qualification:

Our team is expanding, so if this role seems interesting for you, here are the requirements:
Education and Experience:

Legal university degree
1+ year experience with contract negotiation is mandatory

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Basic understanding of clinical trial agreements

• Basic ability to apply basic principles of investigator grant negotiation

• General understanding of business and financial principles that related to service agreements

• Effective communication skills (verbal & written) in English and local language

• Strong attention to detail

• Excellent analytical and decision based thinking

• Able to work independently or in a team environment

• Good organizational and time management skills

• Working knowledge of PPD SOP & WPDs

• Able to organize competing priorities logically and review outstanding contractual risk and issues

• Able to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications

• Ability to demonstrate a customer focused style of communication, problem solving and collaboration

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture , where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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