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Lilly Associate/Sr. Associate Trial Capabilities, Contracts & Budgets – Slovakian in Cork, Ireland

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals. Today more than 700 are based at our Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island, Cork. There we boast a vibrant workforce made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.

Our benefits package includes healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, wellbeing facilities, educational assistance, travel subsidies, car-pooling incentives, bike to work scheme, on-site parking and much more.

The mission of the Trial Capabilities Centre Business Operations group is to provide clinical trial site budget and contract negotiations, purchase order creation, and payment support for clinical trial and medical research consulting agreements with institutions, investigators, and consultants located globally. Our vision is to successfully develop clinical trial and medical research agreements through effective negotiations, timely execution, and accurate payments by way of process optimization while ensuring compliance with Lilly’s policies.

The Contract and Budget Associate is responsible for overseeing specific clinical contract and budget negotiation activities. The primary responsibilities include providing contract and budget process guidance, conducting contract and budget negotiations, conducting contract analyses, facilitating compliance, and pursuing contracting process improvements. The Contract and Budget Associate will also be expected to balance the requirements of ensuring appropriate controls with a streamlined, customer-focused, and timely contracting process.

Key Responsibilities:

Contract and Budget Negotiations:

The Associate plays a critical role in communicating and negotiating contracts and budgets with the appropriate site, team, or affiliate personnel, including:

  • Communicate Lilly’s position on various contract and budget issues, identify relationship-building opportunities, secure site contracts and budgets, collect site feedback, and facilitate communication with various personnel. This responsibility includes assisting Trial Capabilities Associates with difficult contract and budget negotiations and significant interventions, and follow-up will be necessary to facilitate this objective

  • Communicate and negotiate more complex contracts and budgets, including Phase I, PET Studies, Oncology Cooperatives, Oncology Networks, and/or Endocrine portfolio sites; and

  • Work with partners across Lilly to review/approve all contract and budget exceptions.

TC Process Improvement and Training:

The Associate will be responsible for maintaining and conducting contract and budget-related training, including:

  • Develop and implement training for new contract and budget associates and customers

  • Create, maintain, and distribute contract and budget templates, process documentation, and contract and budget -specific documentation (such as the Legal Guidance Document,) as the contract process owner; and

  • Act as a mentor to the Contract and Budget Associates to provide the necessary guidance and knowledge transfer to allow the Contract and Budget Associates to be successful negotiators.

The Associate also provides clinical trial contract guidance to other Lilly business partners, including:

  • Develop process documentation;

  • Facilitate quality, speed and value through information sharing, , business partnership, and assurance that all guidance is aligned with Lilly policies, clinical processes, and appropriate guidance;

  • Facilitating kick off and regular update meetings with other contracting and budgeting groups; and

  • Developing study specific contracting and budgeting strategy with the internal stakeholders

  • Serve as the primary contact and process owner for interactions between TC and Lilly Legal/Finance personnel related to process changes, documentation requirements, and site contracting and budgeting issues.

  • Analyze agreements and identify areas of concern

  • Assure that contractual terms and provisions are in compliance with agreed study level process, strategies, conformance to applicable laws & precedents. Arrange legal input where needed.

Contract and Budget Process Improvements-

The Associate is responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to the contracting and budgeting processes.

  • Accountable for standardizing and streamlining contract and budget negotiation activities, as well as using metrics to drive improvement throughout the entire contracting process;

  • Increase contracting efficiency and effectiveness by ensuring that learning is shared and leveraged; and

  • Anticipate changes by evaluating issues and opportunities, both internal and external, and making recommendations to TC management.

  • Gather contractual framework intelligence at site and country level

  • Suggest contingency plans for the study team

  • Early recognition of areas of potential problems and formulate mitigation plans.

Minimum Qualification/Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably from legal/health science/finance/engineering field)

  • Min. 3-5 years of experience negotiating contracts and budgets

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong negotiation, diplomacy, team leadership skills

  • Ability to motivate both individuals and a team

  • Ability to identify and address issues proactively in a timely manner

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and delegate

  • Quickly comprehend end result, goal or objective and act to accomplish them on time

  • Working proficiency of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Good presentation skills

  • Process driven

  • Strong critical thinking skills.

Other Information/Additional Preferences:

  • Advanced degree

  • Thorough understanding of GDPR and other privacy regulations

  • Experience negotiating privacy clauses with clinical research sites

  • Experience working with global business partners and a global team

  • Project management education

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Lilly does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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