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Clinical Trials Contracts and Budgets Associate Fluent German speaker

Location: Cork
Experience:3-4 Years
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Not Disclosed
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Clinical Trials Contracts & Budgets Associate Fluent German
Our client, a global pharma company based in Cork, are currently recruiting for a Fluent German speaking Clinical Trials Contracts and Budgets Trial Capabilities to join their team on a permanent basis. As Contracts & Budgets Associate you will be responsible for overseeing specific clinical contract activities, including providing contract process guidance, conducting contract negotiations, conducting contract analyses, facilitating compliance, and pursuing contracting process improvements.


  • Communicate the organisations position on various contract issues, identify relationship-building opportunities, secure site contracts, collect site feedback, and facilitate communication with various personnel.
  • Assist Trial Capabilities Associates with difficult contract negotiations and significant interventions, and follow-up will be necessary to facilitate this objective
  • Communicate and negotiate more complex contracts, including Phase I, PET Studies, Oncology Cooperatives, Oncology Networks, and/or Endocrine portfolio sites
  • Work with partners across the organisation to review/approve all contracts exceptions
  • Maintain and conduct contract-related training such as developing and implementing training for new contract associates and customers
  • Create, maintain, and distribute contract templates, process documentation, and contract-specific documentation (such as the Legal Guidance Document,) as the contract process owner
  • Act as a mentor to the Contract Associates to provide the necessary guidance and knowledge transfer to allow the contract associates to be successful negotiator
  • Provide clinical trial contract guidance to other business partners
  • Develop process documentation
  • Facilitate quality, speed and value through information sharing, , business partnership, and assurance that all guidance is aligned with the organisations policies, clinical processes, and appropriate guidance
  • Facilitate meetings with other contracting groups
  • Serve as the primary contact and process owner for interactions between Clinical Trial and Legal personnel related to process changes, documentation requirements, and site contracting issues
  • Identify and implement improvements to the contracting processes
  • Standardise and streamline contract activities, as well as using metrics to drive improvement throughout the entire contracting process
  • Increase contracting efficiency and effectiveness by ensuring that learning is shared and leveraged


  • Bachelor’s degree/ Advanced degree or legal degree
  • 3-5 years experience negotiating contracts in a similar environment.
  • Native German speaker and fluency in English is essential
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Process driven
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Thorough understanding of GDPR and other privacy regulations
  • Experience negotiating privacy clauses with clinical research sites
  • Experience working with global business partners and a global team

For more information please contact Sinéad Cullen on +353879500821 or


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