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Clinical Contracts Manager

Company: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
Location: Novato
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

At Ultragenyx, we fundamentally believe that taking real impactful action to care for the needs of patients and our people is always the right thing to do.--To achieve this goal, our vision is to lead the future of rare disease medicine. For us, this means going where other biopharma companies won't go - challenging the status quo and creating a new model that advances our field so more patients and caregivers can benefit from life-changing treatments. We do this by following the science, applying a novel rapid development approach, making innovative medicines at fair and reasonable prices, and creating a collaborative ecosystem to reach patients in ways that are most meaningful for them.-- Our commitment and care for patients extends to our people, so culture is an essential cornerstone for Ultragenyx. We remain continuously focused on creating a supportive and inclusive environment of profound learning and growth - so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. -- Ultimately, we want to be an organization where we would be proud for our family, friends and children to work. If you want to have a meaningful impact, do the best work of your career, and grow a lot, both professionally and -- personally, come join our team.-- During the COVID-19 Outbreak,--we are committed to our hiring process. The health and safety of our employees and prospective employees take priority which means at this time our approach--will include--video discussions, interviews, and--onboarding. The Clinical Contracts Manager is responsible for the review and management of high-quality vendor contracts and budgets in a timely manner that balances the needs of all parties while maintaining internal and external relationships. All clinical agreement work will be done in accordance with company policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), legal and regulatory requirements, and using fair market valuation. Proactively identify unique business scenarios found throughout all aspects of the contract lifecycle, thinking big and differently, formulating executive-level recommendations and implementing process improvements to drive speed and simplicity by gaining credibility, influencing and partnering across a diverse array of cross-functional teams Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Reviewing, analyzing and processing a variety of vendor contracts (including budgets) utilizing enterprise-wide contracting processes and systems.
  • Conducting contract and budget review for assigned vendors, using historical contract and budget data.
  • Providing contract administration support, and supplier contact activities to provide for proper outsourcing contract execution.
  • Overseeing the contract management process for assigned vendor contracts including working with the vendor and the internal teams to ensure contract content is complete and accurate.
  • Liaising with Clinical Operations study teams, external vendors, Legal, and other functional groups to answer questions or seek information related to vendor contracts, as appropriate.
  • Tracking progress of contract activity to provide status updates to internal and external parties.
  • Compiling and analyzing contract data and maintaining historical contract information.
  • Participate in initiatives and/or special projects, as assigned.
  • Providing support with scheduling of quarterly metrics/governance meetings with assigned vendors. Work with the vendor to ensure accuracy on presentation content.
  • Crafting innovative approaches to handle complex terms in a wide range of transactions by balancing the opportunities and risks created for various functional teams who look for solid analysis, sound judgment and creative and practical contractual guidance, even in ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrate a genuine ability to and interest in building relationships with key customers both internal and external in order to deliver customer-centric solutions
  • Driven to develop new skills and learn new concepts which form the basis for leading edge innovative negotiation strategies and professional development Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or substitute 5 years of relevant experience
    • Minimum of 2 years of contracts or vendor management experience
    • Well-versed in MS Office software programs
    • Able to effectively interface with high level management
    • Self-starter, passionate and a great communicator in order to establish relationships and build emotional connectivity which drives and inspires both internal and external customers
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, with strong awareness of what type of communication is appropriate for what audience
    • Comfortable operating in both structured and unstructured environments.
    • Understand and articulate the business case behind decisions.
    • Ability to encourage and build positive relationships and communicate (both verbal and written) effectively with all co-workers and outside customers.-- #LI-1 #LI-CS2 Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and for qualified disabled veterans in job application procedures, as required by applicable law. If you have any difficulty using our online application system and need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact--Talent Acquisition--by calling:--(415) 483-8800--or by--emailing--us at--talentacquisition@ultragenyx.com . For electronic email and mail inquiries, please include a description of your requested accommodation, your name and contact information. Note to External Recruiters: All candidate activity and open positions are managed strictly through our Human Resources Department. Our Human Resources Department kindly requests that recruiters not contact employees/hiring managers directly in an attempt to solicit business and present candidates. Please note that failure to comply with this request will be a factor in determining a professional relationship with our organization. Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place between the Human Resources Department and the recruiting agency will not create any implied obligation. Inquiries on developing a recruiting relationship with us, may be directed to:--talentacquisition@ultragenyx.com .

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