Kelly Services Contracts/Outsourcing Process Lead - Cambridge, MA in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Contracts/Outsourcing Process Lead – Cambridge, MA

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Maximum Pay Rate = Hourly W2

Length of Contract: 6 Months

Shift Days/Hours: Standard

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Contracts/Outsourcing Process Lead one of our top clients in Cambridge, MA.

As a Contracts/Outsourcing Process Lead placed with Kelly Services, you will be responsible for driving Pfizer’s contracts & outsourcing process, working with internal and external stakeholders, and for driving Pfizer’s contracts & outsourcing process, working with internal and external stakeholders!


The Outsourcing Lead (OL) role, reporting to the Outsourcing Group Lead (OGL), is responsible for driving Pfizer’s contracts & outsourcing process, working with internal and external stakeholders. The OL role is within the Sourcing Operations team, which is a division of Global Product Development. The OL will negotiate contracts that supports Pfizer’s portfolio of clinical studies. The OL is responsible for understanding the contracts & outsourcing process and following all process steps in order to ensure contractual compliance.


• Responsible for the preparation of Request for Proposals. Responsible for the preparation, negotiation and finalization/execution of full-service CRO Work Orders, 3rd party Vendor Services Agreements, Change Orders, Consultant Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Clinical Research Agreements and other types of ad-hoc agreements.

• Directly negotiate proposed changes to standard contract language within guidelines provided by the Legal Division; raise significant requested changes to standard contract language to the Legal Division and significant budget exceptions to the appropriate stakeholders for resolution.

• Learn and follow Pfizer Sourcing Operations processes and tools.

• Work independently and seek assistance when needed.

• Be available and responsive during business hours.

• Communicate concisely and frequently with customers and stakeholders to ensure they have current status of all projetcs; provide realistic expectations of the Pfizer contracting process.

• Provide expertise to study teams; be a problem solver.

• Collaborate with study teams to understand their contracting and outsourcing needs; gain an appropriate level of understanding of study requirements in order to meet contractual needs.


• Sourcing Operations

• Clinical Operations study teams

• Legal

• Finance

• External vendors and consultants


• BA or BS degree and/or recognized amount of work experience (preferably in a related discipline). An advanced degree (MBA, JD, etc.), prior management responsibilities, and/or substantial work experience is preferential for the Director Level (P05).

• Clinical trials Sponsor experience, CRO operational and/or BD experience, or other trial related experience, including significant experience negotiating and drafting clinical trial-related agreements is required.

• Excellent oral/written communication skills and proficiency with MS Office applications (Word/PPT/Excel) required: experience with Ariba Contracts Workbench, Grants Manager and / or other industry cost and planning tools preferred.

• Prior Experience:

o Knowledge of the clinical development process; previous work history in clinical research and in negotiating and drafting of contracts.

o Experience working with, or in, CROs

o Understanding of contracting principles and applicable regulations governing clinical research.

o Demonstrated effective influencing, negotiating, interpersonal, leadership, and team player skills

o Customer focused and solution oriented.

o Excellent analytical and financial skills required. Self-starter, independent worker.

o Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision.

o Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

o Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.

o Internal and external influencing abilities for expectation and timeline management

Why Kelly

As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

  • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

  • Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career

  • Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center, including accredited courses to obtain IT certifications, as well as PDU-approved courses

  • Weekly pay

  • Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

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