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Contracts Associate (Budget Negotiator) - United Kingdom
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United Kingdom-Reading
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United Kingdom-Swansea
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PRA Health Sciences is a Clinical Research Organisation experiencing exceptional growth globally. The people we employ are key to this growth.


We believe that our people are the future of the industry. We provide a culture in which our employees can enjoy personal satisfaction, professional achievement and have the ability to strategically map out long-term career plans. If you're ready to be a part of something inspiring join us and Discover Your PRA.


As a Contracts Associate you will be working within a multi-national and dynamic team responsible for the commercial relationship with clinical trials sites. Working to negotiate budgets with our sites, you will be a part of our preferred-provider group within our newly-rebranded Site Commercial Solutions department.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Negotiation and on-going management of clinical trial agreements and budgets with investigative sites. Working directly with staff at investigative sites (hospitals) for follow up and negotiation.
  • Communicate and explain legal/ budgetary issues to internal and external parties per department guidelines and ensure country specific laws and regulations are followed.
  • Review and evaluate client requested contract changes and based upon department guidelines escalate deviations as appropriate.
  • Appraise contracts for completeness and accuracy and ensures adherence to department guidelines; correct documents and file changes to contracts within our internal systems


This is a truly global department, with a good deal of interaction with colleagues in other countries. Depending on your specific assignment and your development, this role could grow to a European Lead function or take on a client-facing remit.


You have an adaptable working style with the ability to establish and reset priorities as the need arise. 

Here at PRA we want our employees to succeed and ensure that they are set up for this success through constant training, development and support. To enable success in this position you will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a legal discipline ideally, although other educational backgrounds would be considered
  • Experience working in contract administration with an understanding of legally binding agreements and budget negotiation
  • The ability to think logically
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry is preferred but not essential as full training can be provided on this aspect
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Your health, your family, your career, your money — the things that matter to you, matter to us. The benefits of PRA just get better and better.


PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.


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