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  • Posted: May 11, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and more than 19,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applie...
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    Site Contract Specialist

    We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.   

    Our goal-driven teams combine and deliver start-up activities for the clinical trials, collaborating to improve processes, cycle and flexibility. We partner with our sites, businesses and colleagues around the world to decrease start-up timelines and exceed expectations. 

    As a Site Contract Specialist You Will

    We are currently seeking a Contract Specialist to join our SIA team in South Africa who will prepare and negotiate contracts, as well as finalise the contract process.

    • Draft, review, negotiate and finalizes agreements with study sites
    • Negotiate investigator grant budgets and contractual terms and conditions, within the established parameters, authority approvals, contractual processes and client expectations
    • Ensure compliance of budgetary guidance, templates and processes
    • Identify legal, financial and operational risks and escalates as required
    • Provide recommendations and alternative resolutions to Investigator Contracts negotiations
    • Work with internal departments to ensure various site start-up activities and contractual activities are properly aligned
    • Achieve target cycle times for site activations.
    • Ensure guidelines and processes are followed for efficient escalation of out of parameter issues

    Job Qualification

    To be considered for the role of Site Contract Specialist you will have the following


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
    • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2-5 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

    Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

    • Good understanding of the principles of contract law, including a general understanding of laws that influence contract language, such as business, intellectual property and local tax and stamp laws
    • Demonstrated ability to apply basic principles of investigator grant negotiation
    • General understanding of business and financial principles that related to service agreements
    • Capable of drafting and negotiating contract provisions and budgetary issues within parameters
    • High attention to detail, good organisational and prioritisation skills
    • Excellent analytical and decision based thinking skills
    • Understanding of the pharmaceutical product development process and involvement of CROs
    • Able to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications
    • Good communication skills, focussed on customer service and collaboration

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PPD on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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