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Contract Specialist, Czech / Slovakia

PPD Czech Republic, s.r.o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislavská, Šamorín
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 1 Kč/hourCompetitive
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.   

Our goal-driven teams combine and deliver startup activities for the clinical trials, collaborating to improve processes, cycle and flexibility. We partner with our sites, businesses and colleagues around the world to decrease startup timelines and exceed expectations. 

As a Site Contract Specialist, you will prepare and negotiate contracts, as well as, finalize the contract process
At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.   

Summarized Purpose:

Prepares and negotiates contracts, as well as, finalizes the contract process. Liaises and establishes effective relationships with sites and internal functional teams. Ensures quality, objectivity and risk analysis in the efficient delivery of contracts.

Essential Functions:

• Drafts, reviews, negotiates and finalizes agreements with study sites in accordance with local/accepted process
• Negotiates within approved parameters both investigator grant budget negotiation parameters, contractual terms and conditions in accordance with company contractual considerations, client contractual considerations, established process with sites and follows established escalation routes
• Ensures compliance to established negotiation parameters, authority approval, contractual process and client expectations
• Ensures compliance of budgetary guidance, templates and process
• Identifies and assesses legal, financial and operational risks and escalates to appropriate level of the organization per established processes
• Provides recommendations and alternative resolutions to Investigator Contract negotiations through established escalation channels
• Coordinates with internal functional departments to ensure various site startup activities are aligned with contractual activities and mutually agreed up timelines; ensure alignment of contract negotiation process for sites and study are properly aligned to the critical path for site activation
• Achieve target cycle times for site activations
• Ensures guidelines and processes are followed for efficient escalation of out of parameter issues as appropriate.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
• Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2-5 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
Years of experience refers to typical years of related experience needed to gain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. Years of experience are not to be used as the only determining factor in establishing the job class or making employment selection decisions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Understanding of the principles of contract law, including a general understanding of laws that influence contract language, such as business, intellectual property and local tax and stamp laws
• Demonstrated ability to apply basic principles of investigator grant negotiation
• General understanding of business and financial principles that related to service agreements
• Effective communication skills (verbal and written) in English and in language spoken at local place of work
• Capable, with appropriate oversight, of drafting and negotiating contract provisions and budgetary issues within parameters
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent analytical and decision based thinking
• Understanding of the pharmaceutical product development process and involvement of CROs
• Able to work independently or in a team environment
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Working knowledge of PPD SOP and WPDs
• Able to organize competing priorities logically and review outstanding contractual risk and issues
• Able to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications, such as, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
• Ability to demonstrate a customer focused style of communication, problem solving and collaboration

Employee perks, benefits

What we offer:
· Learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential
· Extensive benefits package based around the health and well- being of our employees
· Competitive salary
· Flexible working culture with work- life balance
· Collaborative and friendly environment
· Global exposure and opportunity to work on international assignments

PPD Defining Principles:
- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

Czech - Advanced (C1) and Slovak - Advanced (C1) and English - Advanced (C1)


Brief description of the company

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our customers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 48 countries and approximately 27,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help customers bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

PPD Czech, s.r.o.
140 00 Prague
Czech Republic