Associate Contract Manager

South San Francisco, CA


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We are currently searching for a skilled professional to join a well-known client’s team as Contract Manager in South San Francisco, California.  Their work will have a direct impact on not just the organization but the larger clinical industry making this an amazing career opportunity


  • Draft and negotiate Service agreements, Collaboration Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Confidential Disclosure agreements, Contract Amendments, Work orders, Change orders and various other agreements to meet the business needs of assigned departments in organization
  • Independently draft and negotiate the aforementioned agreements that have moderate complexity and work with manager or business stakeholder, as needed, on high complexity agreements
  • Leads and conducts negotiations with vendors, and is familiar with working on budgets, payment schedules, etc.
  • Ensures appropriate risk evaluation and mitigation while meeting business needs Ensure that agreements comply with all applicable Roche/Genentech/Procurement policies
  • Facilitate and resolve all contractual issues with direction, as needed, from manager, Legal or business for assigned departments
  • Ability to provide outsourcing support of functional groups, to include the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, service provider identification, selection, bid presentation, bid analysis


  • Ability to effectively draft contracts, and negotiate business terms / financial costs
  • Ability to successfully function in a fast-paced, high contract volume environment
  • High degree of customer focus for both internal and external customers and proven ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships
  • Considerable and demonstrated business acumen


  • Minimum of an Associate Degree with Bachelor’s Degree preferred in scientific or business related

To be a best-fit your strengths must include

  • Strong Communicator. You will have extensive correspondence that relies on you being conversant in regulatory guidelines and clinical terminology
  • Organized. You’re an efficient time-manager and can handle the pressure of meeting multiple strict deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and with a team: You will be collaborating and often contributing to discussions amongst internal teams; you also work effectively without a lot of support or structure
  • Problem-Solvers.  As an action-oriented self-starter, you’re eager to apply your expertise in diagnosing inefficiencies, determining root causes, and recommending solutions to complex challenges
  • Personable. You establish and nurture highly effective relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders that support and advance project goals and objectives 
  • Credible. Thorough understanding of clinical methodologies and providing sound analytical support, you quickly establish credibility as a reliable resource

About Advanced Clinical

Advanced Clinical is an award-winning clinical development organization that provides global services including CRO, Functional Support, Quality & Validation, Patient Recruitment and Retention, and Strategic Talent Acquisition solutions for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations. Our mission is to deliver a truly better clinical experience for our clients and candidates. To learn more about Advanced Clinical which has been named to Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces, Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies, and Best of Staffing Talent & Client, visit

Regarding your application

Please know that every completed application is carefully reviewed by the Advanced Clinical recruitment team. We understand the time commitment that is needed to prepare an application, so we respect your effort by thoughtfully reviewing and responding to each application. In return, we ask for your patience as careful review takes time, and we may not be able to respond to every application immediately

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