eResearchTechnology, Inc. Contracts Specialist in Saint Louis, Missouri

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Coordinates with internal Company stakeholders including the Executive Management Team, Sales, Project Management and Operations on the specifications of the contract or change in scope including all non-standard terms and conditions. * Analyzes the project specifications to verify approach including services and required contract terms. * Drafts contract documents e.g. Work Orders, Change Orders, CDA s, Master Services Agreements and Third Party Agreements, and manages the contract language in accordance with Company departmental SOPs and departmental policies and guidelines to ensure we are managing and monitoring our risk in our contracts and related documents. Remains primary contact for Sales on contract related matters. * Provides interpretation and analysis of contract terms. * Manages contract workflow through the contract lifecycle to ensure all internal approvals received for all documents created. * Maintains all related data in the central database to ensure that accurate and concise information is obtained and captured to allow reporting of booked business, backlog and forecast information. Accuracy of captured data is essential since the information is disseminated throughout the organization to Finance, Sales, Operations and Project Management including all relevant integrated business systems. * Participates in meetings with Contracts team, Sales to Services meetings and other departmental meetings as needed. * Performs the initial review of contracts prior to submitting to the team management, Company General Counsel or an authorized designee to make sure all terms and conditions of are acceptable. * Maintains an organized file structure for all documents in process to facilitate final QC of contract records, activation and filing. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Assists Sales and Project Management with client strategies related to contracting. * Attends client meetings and participates on client calls with Sales as needed. * May provide peer review as required and needed. * May assist in the mentoring and training of staff. * Provides other support and take on other responsibilities as defined by team lead or team management. * Performs other duties, assignments or special projects as needed. The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required. Company reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of Company . This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.QUALIFICATIONS QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS NEEDED: * Bachelor s Degree or company-specific or proven related experience in contracting. A combination of experience and/or education will be taken into consideration. * 2+ years Commercial Contracting experience or related experience with a good understanding of concepts, practices and procedures in commercial contracting. * Pharmaceutical and/or CRO background a significant plus. * Excellent judgment, attention to detail, communication and customer skills plus the ability to work as part of a team as well as individual contributor. The Department Head has the discretion to hire personnel with a combination of experience and education, which may vary from the above listed qualifications.ERT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.Employer's Job# 3569-Saint LouisMOPlease visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.