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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Contract Manager (R1558641-en-us)





Princeton, New Jersey, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.


The Contract Manager functions as a direct line negotiator of site budget and contracts between institutions and BMS. They will interact primarily with BMS clinical teams, legal, finance and other internal stakeholders to ensure that BMS’ legal and financial positions are implemented in our clinical trial book of work and supporting agreements. The Contract Manager will also support negotiating other budgets and agreements as needed, to support CTCG under the direction of the AD, or designee.


Execution of BMS Sponsored Research Agreements with Investigators and Institutions within the region

Develop and negotiate site level budgets with sites/investigators/institutions

Collaborate with global colleagues to develop and negotiate country level budgets

Collaborate with external partners to execute site budgets and contracts

Monitor budgets on a study level t and provide updates to project teams as appropriate

Negotiate contract terms and conditions with sites/investigators/institutions

Develop and maintain template negotiation and decision history for clinical trial agreements including utilizing many levels of associated fall back language as provided by BMS Legal

Assure that contractual terms and provisions are in compliance with corporate processes, guidelines, and policies.

Identify and support process improvement

Escalate to appropriate BMS colleague when significant legal or financial risk is identified

Support the set-up of funds, reconciliation of invoices, grant payment and run remittance reports.

Ensure contracting compliance and appropriate prioritization and execution with the Book of Work

Ensure proper filing and status reporting of all agreements within approved company systems

Desired Experience

A Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) and 5+ years direct contracting experience, preferably within the Pharmaceutical industry; or Master’s degree and 3+ years contract experience.

At Least 5 Years of an in-depth working knowledge of site budget and contract negotiation as well an understanding of the budget and contracting and process and associated policies, procedures, business practices and systems.

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with a strong customer focus.

Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

Skilled in conflict resolution with the ability to resolve problems independently.

Ability to multi-task within and across projects, prioritize and manage timelines effectively.

Ability to sustain high levels of performance in a constantly changing environment.

Innovative, proactive, and motivated, with a focus on continuous improvement and a strong desire to succeed.

Ability to think strategically and implement contract simplification.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and project management skills needed to effectively convey information.

Demonstrates a high level of adaptability in dealing with ambiguous and complex work environment and balances multiples demands on role in a responsive and professional manner.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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