Associate Contract Manager I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 12/20/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Drug Development - Med/Clinical Affairs Job Number: 5320

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

 

Duties:
  • Participates in, or otherwise supports, development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of Contract Operations SOPs, systems, processes, data, reporting templates and the like
  • As assigned by project leads, may participate in and/or otherwise support other special projects 
  • Enters contract information into departmental systems and databases
  • Performs contract set-up and maintenance
  • Includes and assigning customers to appropriate contract groupings and class of trade (membership and affiliations), coordinating and managing contract term reviews
  • Uses relevant contract terms, conditions and other regulations, policies, etc. as well as appropriate systems and tools to evaluate, calculate, validate and process customer payment
  • Prepares, obtains approval for and ultimately publishes departmental scorecard reports, customer business review reports, various compliance and other ad hoc reports
  • Performs ongoing membership and affiliate maintenance
  • May include updating membership/affiliation on an exception basis in accordance with business rules
  • Responds to questions/inquiries; may include policies, pricing, payment calculations, contract performance, compliance, etc.
  • Interacts with contract customers to share and request information related to contract terms, contract data files, etc.
  • Helps successfully resolve issues related to contract membership, affiliation and/or customer payments
  • Supports internal and external audits
  • Complies with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Sponsor activities

 

Skills:

  • 1 or more years' previous contract operations experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology or related industry is preferred
  • Demonstrable knowledge of, or aptitude to learn, current policies and guidelines that affect contracts, pricing, rebates etc. in the managed care environment, including government contracts
  • Demonstrable knowledge of, or aptitude to learn, systems and reporting mechanisms that support contract operations particular to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology or related industry
  • Must demonstrate a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Previous experience in other functions within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related industry is a plus, e.g., product marketing, managed care marketing, field sales, field account management, market planning, strategic planning, market research, market or sales analytics, customer finance, legal, customer service & operations, etc.
  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals
  • Some previous work experience in contract operations or financial analysis

 

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (general business or finance disciplines are preferred)
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