ERT - Philadelphia is hiring a Contracts Specialist who will
manage the contracting processes for the organization.
Responsibilities are focused on contract preparation and mediation,
and also include data and document management/tracking and
reporting. Manages and monitors the business and legal risk in
contracts and related documents.
ERT is a global data and technology company that minimizes
uncertainty and risk in clinical trials so that customers can move
ahead with confidence. With nearly 50 years of clinical and
therapeutic experience, ERT balances knowledge of what works with a
vision for what’s next, so we can adapt without compromising
Powered by the company’s EXPERT® technology platform, ERT’s
solutions enhance trial oversight, enable site optimization,
increase patient engagement and measure the efficacy of new
clinical treatments while ensuring patient safety. Since 2014, more
than half of all FDA drug approvals came from ERT-supported
studies. Pharma companies, biotechs and CROs have relied on ERT
solutions in 10,000+ studies spanning more than three million
patients to date. By identifying trial risks before they become
problems, ERT enables customers to bring clinical treatments to
patients quickly — and with confidence.
In this role you will:
Coordinates with internal ERT stakeholders including the
Executive Management Team, Sales, Project Management and Operations
on the specifications of the contract or change in scope including
all non-standard terms and conditions.
Analyzes the project specifications to verify approach including
services and required contract terms.
Drafts contract documents (e.g. Work Orders, Change Orders,
CDA’s, Master Services Agreements and Third Party Agreements), and
manages the contract language in accordance with ERT departmental
SOPs and departmental policies and guidelines to ensure we are
managing and monitoring our risk in our contracts and related
documents. Remains primary contact for Sales on contract related
Provides interpretation and analysis of contract terms.
Manages contract workflow through the contract lifecycle to
ensure all internal approvals received for all documents
Maintains all related data in the central database to ensure
that accurate and concise information is obtained and captured to
allow reporting of booked business, backlog and forecast
information. Accuracy of captured data is essential since the
information is disseminated throughout the organization to Finance,
Sales, Operations and Project Management including all relevant
integrated business systems.
Participates in meetings with Contracts team, Sales to Services
meetings and other departmental meetings as needed.
Performs the initial review of contracts prior to submitting to
the team management, ERT General Counsel or an authorized designee
to make sure all terms and conditions of are acceptable.
Maintains an organized file structure for all documents in
process to facilitate final QC of contract records, activation and
Other duties may include: Assists Sales and Project Management
with client strategies related to contracting.
Attends client meetings and participates on client calls with
Sales as needed.
May provide peer review as required and needed.
May assist in the mentoring and training of staff.
Provides other support and take on other responsibilities as
defined by team lead or team management.
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description
represent the major responsibilities of the position. Other duties
and responsibilities may be assigned, as required. ERT reserves the
right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of
ERT. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or
represent a contract.
Our ideal candidate will offer:
Bachelor’s Degree or company-specific or proven related
experience in contracting. A combination of experience and/or
education will be taken into consideration.
2+ years Commercial Contracting experience or related experience
with a good understanding of concepts, practices and procedures in
Pharmaceutical and/or CRO background a significant plus.
Experience in a fast paced, multi-task environment; ability to
work independently and under pressure.
Exceptional computer skills (MS office suite (to include
advanced Work and Excel skills) minimum).
General risk analysis skills.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Excellent personal interaction skills, professional telephone
and client interaction skills.
Excellent judgment, attention to detail, communication and
customer skills plus the ability to work as part of a team as well
as individual contributor.
ERT is a growing and rewarding place to advance your career,
especially for those who are passionate about finding solutions
that improve lives – or save lives – for millions of people around
the world. Our success starts with caring and collaborative people,
from the recent college grad who’s just getting started to the
seasoned professional with a wealth of knowledge, skills and
experience. Together, we’re making a difference.
ERT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by