Contract Manager

15-1-2020 zwijnaarde

This company acts as a Partner in Science and comprises a global network of laboratories in the Americas, Europe, Africa and AsiaPac. Their HQs are in Ghent, Belgium. The company provides full logistical and analytical support across multiple continents.


As a Contract Manager you are to ensure consistent management of all contracts through the "business process". You have a `get things done' attitude and will apply excellent communication and organizational skills in relation to the contracting process. You are expected to have a broad and comprehensive knowledge of all contractual related matters and will act as the primary interface for internal / external Customers.

Your main tasks:
Overall management responsibility for the contract process for specific accounts including coordination with Business Development, Project
Management, Operations, Legal, Finance to prepare, review and negotiate contracts.
- Serve as the primary Customers contact during the negotiation phase
- Ongoing interface with Customers regarding contractual issues during the lifetime of a project
- Creates, negotiates and finalizes all kinds of contractual documents
- Follow up on the contracting process and ensure that all is in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and
Customer specifications.
- Preparation of budget and asure consistency of budgets
- Analyze the Customer¿s needs and translate the service requirements into budget updates
- Facilitate and lead in pricing discussions
- Keep track of all documents required during the initial phase of a clinical project
- Ongoing proactive involvement with project management in review of project status, including review of contractual status to
ensure compliance with contractual terms, milestones and identification of changes to contracts
- Ensure budget updates for ongoing projects by coordinating process control with the Finance and Project Management
- Analyze current pricing and look for optimization opportunities
- Assist and contribute in optimizing relevant workflow processes (e.g. Request for Change, Financial follow up studies, Contract Execution etc.)
- Ensure timely and accurate completion of relevant databases

jouw aanbod

- Preferable a Masters Degree - link with Bio-Medical / Lifescience is a plus
- Experience in (para)Legal - proposal development - contract management - clinical contracting - pharmaceutical contracting, is an advantage
- Communication - excellent communicator, open, clear and honest with a positive attitude - extensive use of telephone and face to face
- Interpersonal skills and possess the ability to manage multiple contracts of varying types and size through the contract administration process
- Strong sense of business acumen, capable and eager utilise financial skills
- Ability to lead meetings and have excellent negotiation skills
- Confident to deal with all internal / external Customer levels
- Knowledge of MS Office, Excel and windows-based E-mail systems
- Experience in the CRO business (preferably central laboratory services) is an asset
- Strong interest in pricing analysis and strategy with excellent numeracy skills
- Above average organizational skills, with good time management skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work towards tight deadlines
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Fluent in English, Dutch is an asset
- Experience in a financial oriented setting is a plus ) understanding of cash flow and revenue recognition

wat bieden wij?

International environment with eye for personal development.

office manager (m/v)
onmiddellijke vaste indienstname
Gezondheidszorg en maatschappelijke dienstverlening
contact informatie
Lore Sampers, Jan-Laurens De Mey & Merel Salens 09 268 28 88 of
09 268 28 88 of

Kortrijksesteenweg 1127-1129