Contracts Manager

Rockville, Maryland
Jul 21, 2022
Aug 20, 2022
Full Time
Contracts Manager

US Remote Worker

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes) is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

Performs cradle to grave contracts administration/management/negotiation for both Public Sector and Biopharma Contracts with minimal supervision. The role manages all types of prime contracts, subcontracts, grants, subawards, consulting and vendor agreements. Contract Manager works closely with project team, project analysts and project managers. Level of experience requires minimal instruction on day-to-day work and may require general instructions on new assignments.

  • Works with sponsors and clients, including global pharmaceutical companies, nonprofit organizations, federal government, federal Contract Officer, federal CORS, project leaders, subcontracts, vendors, consultants, clinical sites, principal investigators, Proposal Department, Pricing Department, Business Development Department, Finance and other department leaders, Associate Vice President of Contracts, Associate General Counsel and Chief General Counsel
  • Draft and Negotiate appropriate terms and conditions for all types of agreements (e.g., Non-Disclosure Agreements, Subcontracts, Clinical Site Agreements, Statements of Work, Task Orders and Grants), coordinating with internal management and legal counsel and business units in accordance with project requirements, client, industry standards, and Emmes strategy
  • Ensure contract terms and conditions are in alignment with national and international laws and regulations (i.e. FAR, DFARS, UCC, E-verify, Export Control, Data Processing and Data Importing and Exporting)
  • Elevates terms and conditions to with Associate Vice President or Chief General Counsel for contractual decisions when necessary
  • Works with Pricing, Vice President of Finance, President of Biopharma or Public sector, Project Analysts and Project Managers to assist with RFP(s), proposals, and budgets
  • Participates on client and team calls, as well as project and departmental meetings.
  • Work with external organizations (i.e. Small Business Association, SAM, financial auditors) to review and develop reports
  • Participates in professional training internally or externally
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Typically requires a university degree, preferably in Business Law, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance
  • Requires five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in Legal, Paralegal, Contract Management,
  • Advanced degrees can substitute some years of experience
  • CRO/Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Clinical Trials industry environment is a plus.
  • NCMA CCCM or CPCM (or equivalent) certification is a plus
  • Previous experience with a focus on administration and negotiation of contractual documents
  • Good communication Skills
  • Ability to apply analytical reasoning in review of documents
  • The ability to identify system and process efficiency enhancements, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • A high proficiency with database, spreadsheet, and word-processing software
  • The ability to quickly understand processes and ensure adherence to the same
  • Must be able to deploy a systematic approach to work, and must have an aptitude for performing work functions in a coherent, timely and well-organized manner without the need for constant oversight

Emmes is a federal government contractor and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Individuals with medical conditions or sincerely religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:

  • Unlimited Approved Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401k & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.