Ref #: 32798

Employment type: Permanent - Full-Time

Location: Germany

Posted: 05-Oct-2021


ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.
Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well!

Junior Contract and Budget Negotiator (m/f/d)
Location: Germany Home base

Key Responsibilities
• Prepare, negotiate, analyze, escalate and finalize all required site agreements and budgets (approx. 30-35) or amendments (approx. 60-80).
• Utilize legal and budget parameters fallback to expedite negotiations.
• Ensure regular communication and escalations to expedite the planning, execution, issue resolution and management of Site/Investigator agreements and other essential documents as required.
• Demonstrate a strong understanding of Site Activation requirements versus contracting turnaround times to support study start up cycle times.
• Review redlines and provide related support to less experienced negotiators and client.
• Oversee and support internal staff with negotiations for legal contract terms and budgets.
• Capable of drafting and negotiating complex site contracts, budgets and amendments confidently across multiple countries.

To Be Successful in The Role You Will Have
• BA/BSc in business, legal or science related field with a strong preference for paralegal or Juris Doctor (JD).
• At least 1-2 years’ experience in legal or pharmaceutical field as contract negotiator, preferably within a CRO.
• Previous negotiation of site clinical contracts and budgets required.
• Demonstrable strength in mentoring others.
• At least 2 years’ experience in legal, CRO, or Sponsor Site Contract & Budget negotiation work.
• Strong analytical, organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English, and where required, local language.
• Proficient in MS Office (especially MS Word and Excel)
• Good interpersonal skills demonstrated as energetic, proactive, customer focused, and independent critical thinker.

What is Offered
• Work for one of the global top two CROs, sponsor dedicated in one of the global top pharmaceutical companies fully integrated and from the sponsor’s perspective
• Possibility to get a foot in the door of one of the biggest and most successful global pharmaceutical sponsors
• Permanent contract
• Great work atmosphere
• Excellent career options
• Contribution to pension scheme

Sounds like a good fit? Get in touch with me today!
Send email to or call at +49 89 666 105 160

Benefits of Working in ICON
Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.