Contracts Administrator (Full-time or Part-time)

Rockville, Maryland
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
Full Time
Contracts Administrator

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 in a Federal Government and commercial contracting environment ( e.g. , contract award and document administration to contract, subcontract or grant closeout) while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction and responsiveness.

  • Performs initial review through execution while working with project teams and senior leadership on various contractual documents; provides comments and negotiates (e.g., Non-Disclosure Agreements, Subcontracts, Clinical Site Agreements, Statements of Work, Task Orders and Grants)
  • Negotiates appropriate terms and conditions, coordinating with internal management and legal counsel and business units for acceptance of any non-standard agreement terms where necessary in accordance with project requirements, client, industry standards, and Emmes strategy
  • Maintains up-to-date tracking of all relevant project contractual documents and client correspondence through contract tracking database and provides periodic internal updates as needed
  • Participates on client and team calls, as well as project and departmental meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2 years of related experience; CRO/Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Clinical Trials industry environment preferred. Advanced degrees may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • NCMA CCCM or CPCM (or equivalent) certification preferred
  • Previous experience with a focus on administration and negotiation of contractual documents
  • Thorough understanding of all contract types such as Cost Reimbursement, FFP, T&M, Labor Hour and Level of Effort
  • Well-versed understanding of contract terms and conditions, experience in negotiating with customers, 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

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.

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.