Contract Adminstrator

Req ID #:  104351

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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

We are seeking a Contract Administrator to support our Microbial Solutions business.  

The Contract Administrator is responsible to provide all necessary administration support for the Sales Operations Department including but not limited to responding to requests for new agreements, by verifying existing agreements, assigning and assisting in new contract negotiations, tracking all communications related to any negotiation, updating and training appropriate employees on both the Smartsheets forms request process and Company Best Practices.

The following are the responsibilities related to the Contract Administrator

· Facilitates the customer experience with contract negotiations.

· Primary point of contact for customer contract inquiries and negotiation assignments.

· Track negotiation processes.

· Maintain a dashboard of contract status visibility

· Support formal Supplier Management Process developments

· Team building with internal departments

· Monthly reporting statistics on contract lifecycle management

· Collaborate with Sales team to develop and implement short and long-term strategies to support the onboarding of Charles River as a premier supplier.

· Provide guidance to internal teams on policies and best practices around contract negotiations and onboarding as a regulated and non-regulated supplier of products and services.

· As required gather data on supplier trends and new processes in the CLM environment

· Utilize Smartsheets to maintain and create process improvements around contract management and negotiation phases.

· Establish regular interface and communication with the Commercial Team

· Complete all required sales documentation in a timely manner.

· Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

The following are the minimum qualifications for the Contract Administrator role:

· Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in Business related discipline.

Experience: Minimum 3 years of relevant industry experience.

· An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

· Supply Chain/Procurement experience a plus.

· Other: Must possess excellent communication and presentation skills. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Applications, Sharepoint, and other standard office computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail).

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.


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.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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