Allergan Associate Director, Contracts Management in New Jersey
Associate Director, Contracts Management
New Jersey, United States at http://agn.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/917/other-jobs-matching/location-only
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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
4 days agoPost Date
Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.
Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries,
Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.
Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.
Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!
At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.
The Associate Director, Contracts Management is responsible for overseeing assigned areas of the Contract Management (CM) group. The Associate Director is responsible for overseeing the planning, management and implementation of contract management activities performed in assigned area. In addition, the role is responsible for supervising direct reports to ensure activities and tasks are performed appropriately and in compliance with all Allergan policies, and procedures as well as talent development . The Associate Director also creates, negotiates and execute contracts, contract amendments and budgets required for Allergan Clinical Trials (Phase I-IV), Investigator Initiated Trials (IIT) and Pharmacology Studies.
Main Areas of Responsibilities
Manage all aspects of contracting activities from proposal to execution to archiving Clinical Trial Agreements.
Provide oversight of the Clinical Trial Agreement (CTA) Management process including the development and maintenance of the core contract template(s) supporting R&D trials.
Develop CTA per patient budgets using Grant Plan
Draft and maintain study specific CTA templates
Finalize CTA templates and per patient budgets with study teams.
Negotiate and establish pre-approval and approval workflows; review roles, task timelines and responsibilities; and negotiation parameters with study teams.
Draft, negotiate and execute site specific CTAs within established study timelines and budget
Develop, draft and negotiate CTA amendments within established study budgets
Assist and manage the Data Driven Payment process for assigned studies
Lead and coordinate CTA management for large studies
Lead and coordinate CTA management for all studies within a project
Answer questions and resolve problems concerning all assigned studies and individual contracts
Track workflow and contract costs for assigned studies and individual contracts
Ensure contracts are executed within fair market value (FMV) standards as appropriate
Work with Clinical Planning on coordinating study timelines and identifying critical path milestones
Ensure contracts are executed in compliance with applicable SOP’s and policy
Lead Contract Management Optimization
Contribute to defining and achieving CMG goals and objectives
Identify process related issues, propose solutions and implement process improvements
Identify and build metric reporting, tools and processes to optimize contract management and supplier sourcing
Identify risks and issues and suggest alternative solutions
Create and promote internal customer alliances and partnerships
Develop and maintain CMG procedures and SOPs
Responsible for Resource Planning
Lead the development and maintenance of a resourcing model to ensure CM resource support across R&D projects including resource algorithms
Oversee the allocation of CM resources by program and study.
Responsible for Talent Management & Development
Supervise, mentor and evaluate performance of direct reports and their subordinates
Support the development and maintenance of an onboarding program for CM new hires.Ensure development plans are in place for all associates
Other job responsibilities
Lead business projects or other teams as assigned by manager or management
Act as deputy for Director, Contracts Management as needed
The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:
Minimum of 10 years of experience creating, negotiating and executing contracts in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry required.
3 years of supervisory / management experience required
Excellent knowledge of GCP and regulatory requirements for clinical trials
Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Experience with Microsoft Access is a plus
Must possess excellent skill/ability in the following:
Oral and written communication
Planning and Organizing
Initiative and Accountability
Must possess advanced skills/ability in the following:
Decision Making, Judgment, and Problem Solving
Support Innovation and Process Improvement
Occasional travel up to 10% both domestically and internationally
The below skills are attributes that may not be mandatory, but are definitely desired in the ideal candidate.
Professional certifications (Six Sigma, Clinical Research Contract Professional (CRCP) etc.) preferred
Management of direct reports at multiple sites/countries preferred
BA/BS Degree in Business or Life Sciences, required