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ICON Strategic Solutions Lead Contract and Budget Negotiator in Des Moines, Iowa


ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. We are actively looking for a Sr. Contracts & Budget Negotiator to support one of our FSP's.



  • Prepare, negotiate, analyze, escalate and finalize all required site agreements and budgets.

  • 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.



  • At least 3-4 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.

  • BA/BSc in business, legal or science related field with a strong preference for paralegal or Juris Doctor (JD).

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.

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Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/16/2022 6:38 PM)

ID 2022-97493

Location : Location US-Remote