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Specialist, Contract Management
at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (US)
Boston, MA

Specialist, Contract Management
at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (US)
Boston, MA

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The Contract Management Specialist will manage life cycle of contracts from initial request to full execution, ensuring processing fluidity to meet business needs. This role will work cross-functionally with Legal, Sourcing, Compliance, Finance, Purchasing, GIS, and AP, as well as Commercial external vendors to execute timely and compliant contracts. The specialist will be responsible to create and maintain awareness of the formal contracting process and required functional reviews.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and process requestsfor CDAs, Service Statements, Master Agreements, Amendments, Termination Letters and License/Subscription agreements, ensuring adequate functional reviews are completed
  • Actively manage contract requests, ensuring prompt transition through all the contacting stages, from initial review to full execution
  • Provide guidance to contract Business Owners on the contracting process, including contracting with Healthcare Professionals, as well as contribute to creating training materials and tools
  • Prepare weekly contract progress reports, ensuring priorities are set based on business needs and discussed with Sourcing and Legal
  • Provide support for Advisory Boards to streamline all planning, contracting, payment, and Global Spend Transparency (GST) requirements
  • Attend functional monthly finance meetings to provide ad hoc contracting and/or invoicing updates to business stakeholders
  • Assist with updates and maintenance of the Team SharePoint site as needed
  • Support functional teams on the Purchase Order and invoice issue resolution
  • Process sponsorships, ensuring that the contracting and the reporting part are compliant and timely


  • 1 - 3 years' experience in a contracting role
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration
  • Appropriately handles highly confidential document
  • Detailed oriented and outstanding follow through skills
  • High degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Ability to triage system issues
  • Exercise sound, independent judgment to regularly handle new and complex situations
  • Proven ability to successfully handle multiple, high urgency, requests in a reliable manner
  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers
  • Ability to clearly communicate statuses to the appropriate people in a timely manner

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