Regional Contract Manager at Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc.

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description:

Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc.

Regional Contract Manager


Job ID: 2021-84565
Type: US-Southeast
# of Openings: 1
Category: Contracts Administration



ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.


What will you be doing?

The Contract Manager is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the contract flow for client and vendor contracts in such a manner that it is compliant with PRA and legal guidelines, is delivered in the required quality and within the agreed timelines. The Contract Manager participates in the resolution of contract-related issues as they arise.

What do you need to have?

  • Assigned to each study PRA performs CTA management through the PMP model

  • Project related reporting into the Regional PM

  • Assignment happens regionally with focus on sponsor (same CM for same sponsor)

  • Responsible for the Quality and timely delivery of the CTA negotiation process at the project level

  • Attend the Legal Kick-off meeting and the budget kick-off meeting (by the CMs of each region involved)

  • Create and finalize the IAP (that is reviewed by PM) (collaboration between Contracts Managers involved; one CM will be assigned to take the lead based on country/site first patient in)

  • Train the CAs on the IAP and the negotiation guidelines as well as budget related issues including schedule of

  • assessment and protocol synopsis

  • Make sure that all correct and agreed CTA templates are used and all CTA types for each site are agreed in upfront

  • Follow-up closely with CAs on the CTA negotiation process and progress

  • First contact for the CA when there are budget issues


  • 2-3 years of outstanding experience negotiating either clinical trial agreement budgets or clinical trial agreement language.

  • Read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language required.

  • Undergraduate/Bachelor degree required (in contract/legal area preferred)

  • JD highly preferred

Preferred prior experience as a clinical trial agreement budget negotiator.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.


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