Job description Posted 19 November 2021

Contract Manager

Working from home, UK or Brentford, London

Pay rate up to £400 per day via Umbrella inside IR35

12 Month initial contract

Role Responsibilities:

  •  Develop preferred, non-preferred or niche service supplier contracts (i.e. Stand-Alone Service Agreements, Task Orders, Amendments, etc.)
  •  Proactively identify and facilitate resolution of all business, legal, compliance and due diligence issues through escalation to the appropriate group within GSK CH when necessary (i.e., the study team, finance, compliance, legal or risk/due diligence, etc.)
  •  Proactively liaise with functional groups to determine scope of the contract services.
  •  Work in alignment with the GSK Risk Due Diligence Team to assess suitability of suppliers, apply appropriate language to contracts after Risk Assessment is completed in order to create a robust contract that minimizes Risk to GSK. 
  •  Serve as liaison between GSK and external suppliers on contractual issues; identify and proactively escalate concerns in a timely, manner and develop recommendations for resolution as needed.
  • Deliver ongoing contract management in a timely and appropriate manner including Changes in Scope/Amendment, conflict resolution (including developing recommendations for resolution) to reduce operational, financial and/or legal risk for that engagement or to the study.
  •  Ensuring GSK policies are adhered to with respect to appropriate authorization and routing of contracts for technical approval or grant of authority ensuring that the appropriate production, distribution and document management occurs.
  •  Ensure compliance with all GSK SOPs, HCP, GCP, ICH, regulatory guidelines and applicable procedures
  •  Timely and accurate updating of all department databases, templates and team information.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience as a contract manager
  • Experience working in pharma/clinical trails is an added advantage
  • This role requires the strategic thinking, strong written and oral communication skills and proven business leadership experience. 
  • It requires the ability to independently resolve problems that may involve people across several internal departments and functions, as well as externally facing interactions with vendors and suppliers.
  •  In order to do that, assimilation of information and clear communications of issues and resolutions is critical.