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Industry Contract Manager

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

July 21, 2020
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The Industry Contract Manager is responsible for the legal, financial and administrative management of the industry sponsored research agreements for Fred Hutch. The position manages 1-2 contract specialists and is responsible for directing the work of contractors performing negotiations on behalf of the institution. The incumbent reports to the Associate VP of Clinical Research Support and works in close collaboration with the Office of General Counsel.


Manages program responsible for negotiating legal terms of all industry-supported clinical agreements for the institution
In partnership with the Office of General Counsel, maintains terms negotiation playbooks and standard accepted terms for all clinical trial-related agreements
Reviews, negotiates and advises on terms of clinical trial-related agreements with industry partners, including master agreements, multi-party agreements and flow-through terms of subcontracts
Manages staff and contract resources to ensure appropriate expertise and staffing levels to meet institutional needs
Strategize with Business Development and scientific leadership on development of agreements to support new industry partnerships
Collaborates with the Office of General Counsel, and Business Development and Strategy to identify institutional changes in practice due to local, state or federal regulatory, legislative, or policy changes
Ensures contract execution meets institutional and Consortium timelines
Provides excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders
Defines and reports Program metrics to Department and Center leadership; ensures data collection process and tools are in place
Ensures contract execution meets institutional and Consortium timelines
Defines short and long-term strategy and goals of Program based on institutional priorities, industry trends and changes in the regulatory landscape
Informs institutional leadership including, the Office of General Counsel of key drivers for process improvement efforts and proposes and implements changes to applicable policies and processes related to industry sponsored agreements
Develops and conducts training and reference materials as needed on industry sponsored agreement and financial administration for Senior Operations Directors


Experience and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
10+ years managing and negotiating industry-supported contracts, preferably in a healthcare or academic research setting
Leading staff and collaborating with teams across an organization
Working with academic institutions and private companies
Communicating with all levels of an organization
Working with multi-disciplinary teams

Knowledge and Skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and efficiency in work
Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative
Understanding of clinical research and FDA regulations preferred

To apply visit Fred Hutch careers.