• contract process administration
  • excellent communications skills
  • pricing analysis and strategy

Barc Lab, a division of Cerba HealthCare in France, provides Pharma and Biotech Companies with Central Lab Services for already 35 years. Barc Lab acts as a partner in science and comprises a global network of laboratories in the Americas, Europe, Africa and AsiaPac. Barc Lab Headquarters are in Ghent, Belgium, committed to providing full logistical and analytical support across multiple continents and very dedicated to develop long-term partnerships with our clients. Client feedback consistently shows that this, together with a flexible approach, are key strengths of working with us.

As a Contract Manager you are to ensure consistent management of all contracts through the “business process” through to final task order execution and any future change orders. You have a ‘get things done’ attitude and will apply excellent communication and organizational skills in relation to the contracting process. You are expected to have a broad and comprehensive knowledge of all contractual related matters and will act as the primary interface for internal and external customers. You will report to the Head of Contracts and Proposals and work closely with other business operations managers staff, legal, finance, project management,
operations and external parties such as customers, partner labs and vendors.
You will have overall management responsibility for the contract process for specific accounts including coordination with Business Development, Project Management, Operations, Legal, Finance to prepare, review and negotiate contracts.

Furthermore you will serve as the primary Customers contact during the negotiation phase and be the ongoing interface with Customers regarding contractual issues during the lifetime of a project, establishing and maintaining direct customer contact.You will work closely and act as an intermediary between the Business Development Managers, Barc Lab employees and Barc Lab’s partner labs and you will create, negotiate and finalize contractual documents, including Confidentiality Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Letter of Intents, Start-up Agreements, Task Orders, Change Orders etc. You will follow up on the contracting process and ensure that all is in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.
You will prepare the budget which reflects both Barc lab and customer needs and you will analyze the customer’s needs and translate the service requirements into budget updates for task orders/change orders.
Further responsibilities : assure consistency of budgets, facilitate and lead in pricing discussions, keep track of all documents required during the initial phase of a clinical project awarded to Barc Lab (e.g. budget versions, contracts, laboratory specifications, etc.)

You will be involved with project management in review of project status, including review of contractual status to ensure compliance with contractual terms, milestones and identification of changes to contracts. You ensure budget updates for ongoing projects by coordinating process control with the Finance and Project Management departments and you analyze current pricing and look for optimization opportunities.You will assist the Department Head BD and contribute in optimizing relevant workflow processes (e.g. Request for Change, Financial follow up studies, Contract Execution etc.) You will also ensure timely and accurate completion of relevant databases (Salesforce etc.) and paticipate in the development of testing of tools and procedures. If needed you will participate in customer meetings as necessary.

You are an excellent communicator, open, clear and honest with a positive attitude; extensive use of telephone and face to face communication. A strong sense of business acumen, capable and eager utilise financial skills.
Ability to lead meetings and excellent negotiation skills,confident to deal with all internal and external customer levels. A good knowledge of MS Office, Excel and windows-based E-mail systems is required and a comprehensive knowledge of relevant software: Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, databases.
Experience in the CRO business (preferably central laboratory services) is an asset and a strong interest in pricing analysis and strategy with excellent numeracy skills.
Above average organizational skills, with good time management skills and attention to detail and ability to work towards tight deadlines. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills are needed.
Fluent in English, Dutch is an asset and experience in a financial oriented setting is a plus – understanding of cash flow and revenue recognition.
This position is based in Ghent, Belgium.

If interested apply immediately.


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Talk to Patty Cathelyn, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Gent

Oudenaardsesteenweg 13-15, Gent, Belgium, 9000

Telephone: 092331183

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