Lilly Trial Capabilities Associate Contracts 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 39,000 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, circa 900 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island, Cork. There we boast vibrant workforce made up of over 44 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.
Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business? And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management, Medical Information, Procurement, Trail Capabilities, Global Scientific Communications and more to come on stream across 2020.
This, along with the physical expansion of the Little Island campus, means there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the GBS story! Mirroring the existing Island House building, the new Island Hall facility extends our overall capacity to in excess of 1000 employees where Lilly will continue to offer a premium workspace across both buildings, complete with healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, wellbeing facilities, barista, gym, travel subsidies, car-pooling incentives, bike to work scheme, on-site parking and much more.
At the GBS, it’s not just about what we do today, but how we can continuously improve and innovate for present and future operations. We view the development of our highly skilled workforce in much the same way and want to grow your role into an empowering and fulfilling career here at Lilly. Therefore, with the sole purpose of employee progression, weekly Manager 1:1s, a dedicated Learning & Development service and Educational Assistance schemes all await you.
Above all, it’s about being part of an open, welcoming and inclusive culture, one that is further enhanced by the dedication of our committees - Culture Club, Diversity & Inclusion, Sports & Social, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health Safety & Environment and Food.
The mission of the Trial Capabilities Center 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 Associate is responsible for performing specific clinical contract activities. The primary responsibilities include providing contract process guidance, conducting contract negotiations, supporting contract analyses, facilitating compliance, and assisting in the implementation of contract process improvements. The Associate will also be expected to balance the requirements of ensuring appropriate controls with a streamlined, customer-focused, and timely contracting process.
The Associate plays a critical role in communicating and negotiating contracts with the appropriate site, team, or affiliate personnel, including:
Communicate Lilly’s position on various contract issues, collect site and frontline negotiator feedback, and facilitate communication with various personnel. This responsibility includes engaging Trial Capabilities Consultants with difficult contract negotiations and significant interventions, and follow-up will be necessary to facilitate this objective;
Provide supporting communication and negotiation for more complex contracts, including Phase I, Cooperatives, Networks, Master Clinical Trial Agreements, and/or Independent Investigator Research Agreements;
Identify and implement process improvements;
Employ novel communication to strategies to deliver Lilly's position; and
Work with partners across Lilly to review/approve contracts exceptions.
Process Improvement and Training:
The Associate will be responsible for assisting team members with the following:
Leading new contract related training for customers and associates outside of the contracts team;
Maintaining, and distributing contract templates, process documentation, and contract-specific documentation (such as the Negotiation Guidance Document,) as the contract process owner; and
The Associate also provides clinical trial contract support 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 and clinical processes; and
Serve as the support for interactions between TC and Lilly Legal personnel related to process changes, documentation requirements, and site contracting issues.
Contract Process Improvements:
The Associate is responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to the contracting processes.
Accountable for standardizing and streamlining contract 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.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years in experience in clinical trial contracting or a related field
2 or more years experience negotiating contracts.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Strong analytical skills
Strong negotiation skills
Works well under pressure
Other Information/Additional Preferences:
Experience negotiating contracts with clinical research sites
Experience working with global business partners and a global team.
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At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people. We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!