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Clinical Contract Associate

Kelly Services

Redwood City, CA
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Job Title Clinical Contract Associate

Jobid US15TPCT_BH1420505

Location: Redwood City, CA, 94061, USA

Description Kelly Scientific Resources is the world's most recognized brand in Scientific Staffing with more than 100 locations in the North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of products that are used daily in the home, such as medical devices or pharmaceutical products. We employ more than 700 clinical research professionals and 4,500 scientists on an average workday on a temporary, project and full-time basis in a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines. We currently have an exciting opportunity in the San Francisco area as a Contract Associate.

**Objective of Position**

The responsibilities of this position are to assess, analyze, draft, review, negotiate and finalize contracts efficiently and effectively and in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of activities. This position requires minimum supervision and partners with clinical, finance, marketing, and internal clients from other departments to independently negotiate contracts that protect the company from risk and ensure compliance with company guidelines.

**Essential Duties/ Responsibilities**

+ Conducts thorough and appropriate assessments, analysis, drafts, reviews, negotiations and issuance of assigned contractual documents, including, for example, CDAs, Consulting Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Vendor Master Service Agreements, Laboratory Master Service Agreements, as well as Work Orders and Amendments thereof while adhering to required timelines
+ Negotiates the best contract terms possible, taking into consideration risk exposure and risk tolerance
+ Makes proactive recommendations for contract changes in areas of high complexity
+ Identifies risks and issues, suggests alternatives that lead to the best solution
+ Ensures contract provisions are clear and conform to company policies
+ Works collaboratively, effectively and efficiently with all internal and external partners and stakeholders
+ Analyzes the scope, deliverables, and performance requirements, and terms and conditions of the contract and is able to assist the client regarding questions and track compliance
+ Consistently adheres to contract and document tracking requirements
+ Monitors contract performance by determining compliance to contract requirements and determining the need for amendments or extensions to the contract
+ Determines when client directed changes are out-of-scope
+ Responds to complex inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions under the guidance of in-house, and outside legal counsels, as necessary
+ Proactively lead process improvements or other projects that enhance and streamline contract processes, systems, tools and other resources
+ Reviews, analyzes and tracks in-process and on-going agreements
+ Prepares and disseminates information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications, etc.
+ Reports the status of contracts to internal clients using established processes
+ Trains others group members on group/departmental processes and operational activities and customer specific processes
+ Leads or supports internal audits of department processes and procedures

+ Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills in a variety of different agreement types
+ Proficient with Word and have a working knowledge of Excel
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills; professional manner
+ Able to work effectively and efficiently with all levels of management and personnel
+ Able to comprehend and manage business contracts and other complex documents
+ Able to handle multiple projects in a timely manner
+ Must have excellent attention to detail
+ Strong commitment to customer service
+ Demonstrated ability to maintain problem-solving approach in collaboration with internal and external contacts
+ Strong organizational skills; able to organize and follow through with projects; ability to efficiently handle large volume of contracts
+ Strong organizational and planning skills and meticulous attention to detail
+ Able to work independently while exercising initiative, flexibility and good judgment
**Education/ Training**

+ JD or equivalent
+ 1-3 years of experience in the legal and/or contracts management field
12 month contract

Please apply now for immediate consideration!

**Important information:** This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must use the “Submit Resume” button to submit your resumes. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter for this position ( ) however your resume must be received via the “Submit Resume” button included within.

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevantprojects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to helpadvance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the worlda better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connectwith us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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