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Covance Manager, Contract Management in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Overview:

Covance is now part of LabCorp. We are a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care. LabCorp reported net revenues of over$10 billionin 2017.

We are currently recruiting for a Contract Manager with Indsutry experience along with strong line management experience.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Perform contract management tasks on high complexity projects or strategic accounts, as assigned

  • Serve as contract management lead for strategic accounts, as assigned

  • Independently develop and review Agreements including Master Services Agreements (Client multi-unit, Covance multi-unit, single unit Client or single unit Covance templates)

  • Lead negotiations for all assigned Agreements with minimal / no management support

  • Effectively lead Pan-CVD negotiations and demonstrate a thorough understanding of different BU term nuances

  • Develop (including budgeting if required) and negotiate complex Change Orders for assigned projects with no management support

  • Provide supervisory oversight to direct reports (e.g., training, performance evaluation, workload leveling, project allocation, compliance to process and metrics, recruitment and selection of new employees, trouble shooting and issue resolution)

  • Provide technical direction and guidance to direct reports and other Contract Management staff on contract management issues

  • Motivate, mentor, train and develop direct reports and other Contract Management staff

  • Monitor team capacity and assist in priority setting while maintaining performance standards

  • Assist direct reports and other Contract Management staff in the negotiation of signature documents

  • Drive cross functional collaboration with cross BU Contracts Leadership, Client Services, Finance, Pricing and Sales to resolve contract issues in a timely manner and drive process improvement

  • Identify and lead process improvement initiatives intended to improve global delivery of contracts

  • Drive adherence to Contract Management policies and process

  • Ensure Sarbanes Oxley compliance from a contracting perspective

  • Ensure appropriate management of SFDC, Apttus, CMS and/or other tools required for reporting

  • Compile accurate reports on all outstanding contractual documents to management as required through required systems or tracking mechanisms

  • Lead assigned teams during internal meetings, client meetings, training sessions and presentations

  • Other duties as assigned


BA or BS in business or life sciences (or equivalent experience)


  • 8 years in the pharmaceutical or CRO industry preferred with minimum of 6 years of contract management related experience (or equivalent)

  • 1 year supervisory experience preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, multi-task and prioritize

  • Demonstrated teamwork, communication and organizational skills

  • Proficient in Excel and Word (intermediate)

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact

  • Proven ability to work independently

  • Experience and comfort in a high volume, fast paced environment is essential

  • Ability to negotiate

  • Knowledge of software applications (SFDC, CMS, etc) preferred

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.