(Contract) Sr./Manager, Clinical Contracts, Clinical Development
Company: Moderna Theraputics
Posted on: June 7, 2021
Moderna Inc. is seeking a highly capable contracts manager with
strong contract development and negotiating skills to support
execution of drug development programs. This key role will report
to the Director of Clinical Outsourcing and will be responsible for
managing the processing of clinical contracts from the
identification of need through drafting, review, negotiation,
approval, execution, analysis, tracking, and reporting. This is an
exciting and interdisciplinary role for a qualified, organized, and
Here's What You'll Do:
Vendor/Consultant Contract Preparation and Negotiations: Manage
bidding process and drafting of contract documents for outsourced
services, either by outside party or Moderna legal department.
Prepare requests for proposals for outsourced services. Coordinate
cross- functional review/assessment of proposals as part of overall
vendor selection process. Review contract documents, ensuring the
use of appropriate templates and adherence to master service
agreement terms as applicable. Negotiate budget and contract terms
as needed. In collaboration with legal department and clinical
outsourcing director, ensure that final contracts cover the
necessary scope and are consistent with company requirements,
applicable regulations, and good business practices. Manage the
contract execution process according to Moderna requirements.
Advise internal customers on appropriate type of agreement
addressing their needs.
Site Contract and Budget Preparation and Negotiations: Support
the development and maintenance of clinical trial site reference
budgets through the management and use of licensed or internal
benchmarking tools. Liaise with internal clinical operations leads,
legal, and CRO partners to develop site budget negotiation
parameters and approval of site contract templates.
Contract Maintenance: Ensure contracts executed by Moderna are
requested and tracked within legal database. Maintain contract
archive. Prepare reports as needed. Review metrics related to the
contract process and take appropriate action to improve efficiency
and timeliness of contract processing.
Process and Template Development: Support development and
updating of Moderna's processes and tools, including request for
proposal and contract templates. Participate in corporate
- During all stages of activities, interact with internal
customers, procurement, legal and finance departments, and other
functions as appropriate, managing high volume of contract requests
to meet project timelines.
Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
The candidate will be expected to thrive in a fast-paced,
dynamic, and nimble environment of an emerging company that depends
on strong links and collaboration with external stakeholders (CRO
partners, research organizations, alliance partners, etc.).
Degree in scientific, economic, or legal discipline, or
equivalent, with 5+ years pharma/biotech/CRO industry-related
experience or equivalent, to include at least 3 years of experience
in clinical contract negotiation and finalization.
Sound understanding of drug development processes both in small
molecules and biologics and experience with clinical development /
clinical research organizations.
Demonstrated understanding of project management principles as
well as sound knowledge of contract terms and conditions,
benchmarking and market analysis skills; must have high degree of
energy, accuracy and attention to detail.
Outstanding communication skills, including excellent verbal and
written communication skills, an innovative approach to
problem-solving, and an integrated view of business and scientific
Must possess good organizational and interpersonal skills as
well as great attention to detail.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced innovative environment while
remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient is
Ability to work independently and successfully in a matrix
environment, and to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Ability to work in a multicultural team environment and interact
with a wide variety of customers. Must be able to relate
effectively to people at all levels of the organization.
Ability to integrate cross-functional issues and balance
competing priorities effectively.
High degree of communication, facilitation and problem-solving
attitude with complex negotiation and conflict resolution
- Skilled at developing and maintaining professional
interpersonal relationships with colleagues internally and
externally in order to complete the given tasks.
In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a
science research-stage company advancing programs in the
promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an
enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of
people, a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics
across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in
areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an
integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and
commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. Moderna
maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas
government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the
pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of
manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come
together to allow the authorized use of one of the earliest and
most-effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic
and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing,
and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for
infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular
diseases and auto-immune diseases. Today, 24 development programs
are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs
having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top
biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six years. To
learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.
Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work
Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and
non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants
without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion,
national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic
information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected
under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations
for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance
with applicable law.
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