Contract Management Specialist

Eurofins Scientific

Eurofins Scientific

Operations
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

  • Draft, review, negotiate, and manage standard contracts (Confidentiality, Material Transfer, Service, and Sponsored Research Agreements) with external collaborators and internal business partners.
  • Work closely with Contract Management team to resolve discrepancies in legal and commercial terms; meet regularly with Staff Attorneys for review of more complex agreements.
  • Review contracts and agreements to ensure that VMRD business terms are being met.
  • Partner with Category Sourcing Managers to ensure compliance with corporate and divisional procurement policies and resolve issues presented in contract negotiations.
  • Utilize the PO Request System in order to manage timely creation of supplemental contract documents (Exhibits, Scopes of Work, etc).
  • Work with the Contract Administrator to ensure timely pairing of the PO Requests with the fully-executed legal documents.
  • Submit executed agreements to the corporate agreement management system.
  • Draft agreement templates for attorney review and approval. Assist Contract Management team in drafting in-house forms, SOPs, instructions and checklists
  • for internal and intranet use. Make recommendation as to process improvements to minimize delays and simplify processes.
  • Coordinate with other relevant internal business functions, such as research, finance, business development, sales, and marketing, as appropriate.
  • Interact with all levels of internal personnel and external business partners to facilitate win-win situations.
  • Assist in training the organization in Vendor and Contract Management processes and terminology.

Qualifications

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to navigate between several systems daily
  • Legal and/or procurement background is preferable.
  • Knowledge of scientific terminology desirable, but not required.
  • Knowledge of an agreement management system, preferably Ariba Contracts Pro and E-signature tool.
  • Ability to leverage the agreement management system to conduct searches and create reports
  • Knowledge of foreign corrupt practices act, trade compliance and other US and Non-US regulations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and relevant work experience in a research environment; J.D. desirable.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years professional-level experience working contracts/agreement management, preferably with a global, publicly traded organization.
  • Leadership, willingness to speak up, and an ability to work independently and cooperatively within an aligned team are critical for this position.
  • Demonstrate organizational, problem solving, and strong interpersonal skills. Possess superior verbal and written communication skills and be adept at interacting across all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to interact and interface with a broad range of individuals of varied disciplines and cultures, both external and internal, is essential.
  • Strong ability and willingness to be flexible and adaptable to work in a complex, global environment cross-functionally and build relationships.
  • Strong sense of customer service and willingness to work with fellow colleagues to obtain the best outcomes for the company.
  • The successful candidate will be energetic, outgoing, self motivated and constructive in his or her approach.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities tactfully

Additional Information

  • Candidates located within a commutable distance of Kalamazoo, MI are encouraged to apply.
  • Position is full-time, first shift, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with some variation as needed.
  • Excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
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Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.