Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Early Development Outsourcing Contracts Administrator

    Job Locations US-CA-Palo Alto | US-CA-Palo Alto
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/20/2018 1:02 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3645
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Research & Development
  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.


    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.


    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    Title:    Early Development Outsourcing Contracts Administrator

    Department:    Early Development

    Job Responsibilities and Requirements:                                                 

    The Early Development Outsourcing Contracts Administrator will assist in contract management and outsourcing.  S/he must have an understanding of financial tracking and the ability to serve as a liaison between internal and external parties.

    Key Responsibilities: Contracts Management Support

    • Prepare vendor and documents for Legal/Financial review (e.g., W-9, Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Work Orders, Change Orders, Master Services Agreements, and Consulting Agreements); proactively ensure that document review is progressing in a timely manner
    • Process contract requests in data systems (enter requests and follow up with relevant parties as necessary)
    • Facilitate the document approval process, upload executed contracts in document system, and provide copies of executed contracts to R&D as necessary
    • Outsourcing Support
      • Coordinate with Early Development team members to  facilitate outsourcing contract requirements; act as a liaison for Financial/Legal approval of vendor engagement (consultants, contactors, academic institutions, hospital, etc.) 
      • Assist Early Development staff in reviewing vendor bids against forecasted budget, as well as aligning financial status of study costs with scope changes
      • Monitor open Purchase Orders for proactive management of funds to pay invoices in a timely manner; assist  Early Development staff with invoice issues
      • Provide manager with update status of active Contracts/Procurement
    • General  
      • Assist in the updating of tracking tools (spreadsheets, databases, etc.), and preparation of templates and process guidance
      • Assist with preparation of financial and organization review presentations
      • Assist in providing administrative support for the deparment.
      • Meet regularly with manager to discuss upcoming projects, studies, financial reports and support needs.
      • Coordinate with Early Development staff and the Accounting department to review open POs to collate monthly expense accruals

     Essential Requirements: 

    • Three to five years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, performing financial tracking activities
    • Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint; and Cloud Solutions
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in a dynamic and growing organization; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Attention to detail and the ability to spot errors and inconsistencies; strong organizational and documentation skills
    • Provide timely responses to Contracts and Procurement status.
    • Organize and Detailed-Oriented skills

    Bachelor Degree

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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