Site Contracts Lead - Shanghai

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Updated: June 27, 2024
Location: China-Asia Pacific - CHN-Client-Based
Job ID: 24002012

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Site Contracts Lead

Syneos Health® is a leading fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization built to accelerate customer success. We translate unique clinical, medical affairs and commercial insights into outcomes to address modern market realities.  

Our Clinical Development model brings the customer and the patient to the center of everything that we do. We are continuously looking for ways to simplify and streamline our work to not only make Syneos Health easier to work with, but to make us easier to work for.

Whether you join us in a Functional Service Provider partnership or a Full-Service environment, you’ll collaborate with passionate problem solvers, innovating as a team to help our customers achieve their goals. We are agile and driven to accelerate the delivery of therapies, because we are passionate to change lives.

Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know: 

Why Syneos Health

  • We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical  and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program.
  • We are committed to our Total Self culture – where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are dedicated to taking care of our people. 
  • We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives – we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

Job responsibilities 
•    Oversees negotiations of clinical study agreements (CTA´s) on a study level and drives CTA document finalization and execution, including contractual language & terms, financial attachments, and investigator grant budgets in collaboration with a global team of site contract & budget negotiators.
•    Provides oversight of contact & budget negotiations status and manages escalation of out-of-parameter queries on budgetary and contractual requests to sponsor decision-makers in all regions of study conduct.  Provides consultation during escalation of out-of-parameter queries as needed.
•    Acts as first-line subject matter expert for all such CTA elements on assigned studies for internal and sponsor stakeholders alike.  Advises stakeholders on issue resolution within the context of assigned studies.  May seek additional support from internal support structures as needed.
•    Plans contract execution strategy for assigned studies—including forecast of site-specific contractual execution timelines with as much accuracy as possible and coordinates with internal study team stakeholders to ensure that CTA strategy is aligned with overall study start-up plans and expectations overall.  Manages expectations of internal and sponsor study team regarding global CTA negotiations for assigned studies.
•    Coordinates communications between study team stakeholders and global team of site-facing site contract & budget negotiators including roll-up of all status updates to regular team forum.  Participates in regular study calls to facilitate communication as needed.
•    Works closely with internal stakeholders and with Sponsor to prepare site contractual templates, including payment terms, and study-level negotiation parameters and processes within Company standards in order to drive successful negotiation of contracts and budgets.
•    Establishes strong working relationships and collaboration with Sponsor to ensure site contractual templates fit into the global strategy set for the program.
•    Creates and maintains document status reports, and updates department tools/systems and team members on a regular basis; ensures appropriate documentation is maintained.
•    Collaborates with internal and external legal, finance and clinical operations departments, including communicating and explaining legal and budgetary issues.
•    Manages site and study level discussions with internal and sponsor team stakeholders around fair market value of investigator budgets and payment terms within corporate and industry standards during negotiation with sites.
•    May support BU and organization through help desk and other defined pathways to resolve and deescalate issues.
•    Performs other work-related duties as assigned.  Minimal travel may be required (up to 25%).   


What we’re looking for
•    BS degree in life sciences, a health related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
•    Preferred experience in a CRO/pharmaceutical industry and related clinical trial expertise (Study Coordinator, CRA, Pharmacy, Nursing, Healthcare Administration) or site start-up experience. 
•    Thorough knowledge of applicable regulations, drug development and clinical project management procedures. 
•    Good presentation, documentation and interpersonal skills. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), MS Project, outlook and Internet. 
•    Ability to handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines, delivering high quality work in a dynamic environment.
•    Attention to attention to detail, effective oral/written communication skills along with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines. Strong leadership skills; ability to teach/mentor team members.  

Get to know Syneos Health
Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health

Additional Information:
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.  The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.

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