Contract Negotiator

Req ID #:  75896

Senneville, Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3 Detroit, MI, US, 48201 Memphis, TN, US, 38104 Reno, NV, US, 89511 Chicago, IL, US, 60654 Boston, MA, US, 02210 Boston, MA, US, 02116 S. San Francisco, CA, US, 94080 Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Charlotte, NC, US, 28203 Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Houston, TX, US, 77047 US Mattawan, MI, US, 49071 Chicago, IL, US, 60637 Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Cleveland, OH, US, 44128 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


Ensures appropriate processes, procedures, and controls are adequately designed, implemented, or remediated to meet audit and compliance expectations and requirements. Evaluates existing controls and frameworks against enterprise risk assessments, and recommends changes to mitigate risk and/or improve operational efficiency. Ensures execution of initiatives associated with FDA Part 11, SOX 404, IT General Control [ITGC], EU Data Protection, and other IT related statutory and regulatory requirements in jurisdictions applicable to the company. Establishes metrics, reporting strategies, and tools to demonstrate compliance with established control sets, statutory obligations, and regulatory requirements. Collaborates with Internal Control, Internal Audit, External Audit, and Quality Assurance as well as with external customer agents for assessments and audits. Partners with various business functions to identify sensitive data and establish appropriate controls.


We are seeking a Contract Negotiator.


The following are responsibilities related to the role: 


-To review and revise contracts prior to final legal review.

-To negotiate  terms and conditions of the Master Service Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Subcontract and Consulting Agreements and any other contractual documents.  To assist the legal department with drafting and negotiation of complex global agreements and global pricing agreements.

- To  track and  follow-up  each negotiation.

- To create legal wording as required for legal review, from time to time.



- DEC and/or Bsc

-5-7 years experience in contract work

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet


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