Contract Specialist

POSTED ON 12/19/2020 CLOSED ON 2/5/2021
Parexel Hired Organization Address Durham, NC Full Time

Job Posting for Contract Specialist at Parexel

Home Based Role in North Carolina

Key Accountabilities
  • Prepare draft contract documents, including Start-up Agreements, Work Orders and Change Orders, from Parexel templates per guidance provided by the assigned Contract Manager or Line Manager, and in conjunction with relevant departments
  • Amend project budgets as required
  • Direct client interaction with established contacts per guidance provided by the assigned Contract Manager or Line Manager
  • Provide quality client deliverables to strict deadlines
  • Facilitate review and approval in accordance with relevant policies and procedures
  • Communicate with and inform the FBP of ongoing budget changes and provide finance system load ready budget tools in accordance with relevant policies and procedures
  • Participate in contract review meetings with clients and internal customers
  • Review client contractual templates with support from Line Manager/ Contracts Director / LRM and edit as appropriate to ensure Parexel's positions are covered and to highlight areas of potential concern
  • Ensure contracts with client edits received back from the client show all the appropriate changes
  • Customize Parexel templates to meet client template requirements
  • Ensure contractual documents are processed into and maintained in relevant databases
  • May customize templates approved by Legal for the relevant entities and post current copies on the Business Operations intranet
  • Participate in the development and testing of tools and procedures


  • Development of budgets (experienced excel)
  • Work both independently and as part of a team
  • Confident dealing with all internal and external staff levels
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Highly organized with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Analytical skills, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Negotiation skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Life Science, Business or equivalent. MBA preferred
Language Skills
  • Fluent in English, oral and written
Minimum Work Experience
  • Knowledge of contract management principles.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant software (Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Databases)

EEO Disclaimer

Parexel is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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