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Lilly Consultant-Trial Capabilities in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Full-Time Employment - FTE


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

Key Responsibilities:

Contract Negotiations:

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

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

  • Communicate and negotiate more complex contracts, including Phase I, Cooperatives, Networks, Master Clinical Trial Agreements, and/or Independent Investigator Research Agreements;

  • Identify and implement process improvements; and

  • Work with partners across Lilly to review/approve all contracts exceptions.

TC Process Improvement and Training:

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

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

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

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

The Consultant 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 meetings with other contracting groups; and

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

Contract Process Improvements-

The Consultant 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.

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5 or more years experience negotiating contracts

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Process driven

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Advanced degree or legal 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.

Additional Information:

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and 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.

Company Overview:

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. #WeAreLilly

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Region: North America

City: Indianapolis

State: Indiana

Country: USA

Location Details:

Req Id: 55060BR