1+ months

Contract Specialist

Pennsylvania, US
Location :
US - Pennsylvania - Center Valley
Job Description
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information
Center Valley, PA

How will you make an impact?
The Contracts Specialist, Clinical Services (Americas) will support all phases of the contract lifecycle for all customer and supplier contracts in the Americas region to help grow Clinical Services’ business

What will you do?
  • Review, draft, negotiate and administer contracts on behalf of Clinical Services (Americas) in accordance with organizational and departmental contracting policies and procedures, including drafting templates, providing redlined recommendations, and negotiating directly with external stakeholders until contracts are completed.
  • Perform risk assessment of proposed contractual terms and conditions, and develop recommendations to minimize their potential risk to the business.
  • Liaise with CTD affiliates for the coordination of global contracts to ensure completion of applicable reviews and approvals by General Manager(s) and/or other business leaders, where required.
  • Execute activities relating to the signing, filing, tracking and managing completed agreements, including performing certain administrative tasks such as maintaining contract files, tracking metrics, photocopying, mailings, and scanning documents.
  • Prepare and communicate appropriate summaries or other reports relating to material contract terms and conditions to applicable internal stakeholders.
  • Assist in designing and implementing policies and procedures to effect the timely and accurate completion of customer and supplier contracts.
  • Notify leadership of potential contractual non-compliance issues that could have an adverse impact to the company.
  • Utilize our Practical Process Improvement (PPI) Business System to drive continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate and promote the company’s mission, vision and 4I values.
  • Apply Good Manufacturing Practices in all areas of responsibility.
  • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
How will you get here?
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
  • 3+ years experience as a Contracts Specialist (or equivalent paralegal and/or other contracting experience) with proven contract management skills, including experience managing, reviewing, revising and negotiating commercial and supplier contracts. Experience with clinical trial processes is highly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communications skills; attention to detail and sound administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within tight schedules and under pressure, work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good judgment in balancing business and commercial needs and potential risks/exposures with customer requirements.
  • Above average word composition and demonstrated knowledge of business law terminology enabling a comprehensive review and commentary of business contracts.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the latest MS Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and related electronic tools for editing, documenting, tracking and communicating. Experience with a contract lifecycle management system is desirable.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Posted: 2019-10-15 Expires: 2019-12-13

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