Contract Specialist

Astrazeneca Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Posted 2 months ago

At AstraZeneca, we are committed to advancing the science of oncology to deliver life-changing medicines to patients most in need. With a combination-focused pipeline that exploits the power of four scientific platforms to help address unmet clinical needs in a host of cancers, we are motivated by a dedication to the scientific discovery and collaboration that will one day help eliminate cancer as a cause of death.

This position will report into Cross- Franchise Strategy & Planning team and will work in close partnership with external customers and internal stakeholders.

This position is responsible for working with vendors and internal customers such as procurement, brand teams and marketing team to ensure contracts move smoothly through the process.

This position is based at our Gaithersburg, MD campus headquarters.

Years of Experience: 1-2 years contract experience

Level of Education: Minimum 4-year degree

Specific Duties:

  • Draft and negotiate contract agreements (HCPs, CDAs, MSA, SOWs etc.) with external customers

  • Set up new vendors

  • Train internal teams and external vendors on the contracting process and manage contracting activities

  • Effectively manage relationships with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders

  • Participate in monthly budget meetings and assist with budget related tasks

  • Collaborate closely with brand teams during strategic planning sessions and weekly team meetings

  • Drive successful development & implementation of innovative and scalable solutions that provide cost savings to the organization

Required Job Specific Knowledge &

  • Detailed oriented

  • Strong organizational, project management and communication skills

  • Demonstrated strategic planning capabilities and mindset with agility and adaptability

  • Motivated and results driven with a propensity for innovative thinking

  • Enterprise mindset and focus; strong process skills and ability to work in a matrixed organization with cross-functional teams across AstraZeneca Oncology

  • Ability to influence without authority and establish/maintain credibility with senior individuals/audiences

  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-growing organization

  • Sound judgment, high integrity with ability to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Strong conflict resolution skills

  • Able to manage multiple tasks

Desired Job Specific Knowledge &

  • Experience with contracts and the contract process (HCPs, CDAs, MSA, SOWs etc.)

  • Experience working with procurement

  • Experience working with a collaboration/external partner

  • Independent worker with demonstrated trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, leadership, and facilitation skills

Next Steps - Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience - it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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