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Commercial Contracts Administrator

Costello Medical
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15 Apr 2021

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About Costello MedicalCostello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry's most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations. Our lasting client partnerships create a direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies and devices across a wide range of disease areas. Our vision is to be a community of the very best people, constantly challenging ourselves to make meaningful and outstanding contributions to improving healthcare.

We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, we have been listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list for four consecutive years.

About The RoleAn opportunity has arisen within our growing in-house legal team for a Commercial Contracts Administrator to support in the review of contracts, Master Service Agreements and confidentiality agreements executed between Costello Medical and our clients and suppliers. It is anticipated that our contracting arrangements will become increasingly complex as the company continues to expand to markets such as China; we are looking for an individual excited by this prospect and keen to grow with the company.

You will take responsibility for
  • The tracking and monitoring of the progress of contracts to ensure that these are signed in the required time frames
  • Reviewing contracts, Master Service Agreements and confidentiality agreements, with support from senior colleagues
  • Liaising with internal project managers and providing guidance on the contracting process
  • Supporting senior colleagues within the legal team by monitoring compliance with contractual obligations and developing appropriate processes
  • Supporting with administration arising from business development activities
  • In time and with increased experience, communicating directly with our clients' procurement teams, which could involve promoting our services and negotiating terms to Costello Medical's benefit

RequirementsYou should be proactive and eager to take on new challenges, demonstrating a friendly, positive and "can-do" attitude. To be successful in this role you will need
  • An applicable degree level or higher qualification (minimum 2 1)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to review documents with a meticulous eye
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office
  • Strong organisational skills to manage your own workload and prioritise accordingly
  • Dedication to providing excellent customer service to our scientific team
  • Experience of dealing with clients in the pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industries
  • Prior experience reviewing commercial contracts, such as Master Services Agreements, and other legal documents

Desirable skills
  • Experience of dealing with clients in the pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industries
  • Prior experience reviewing commercial contracts, such as Master Services Agreements, and other legal documents

BenefitsWe are proud of our position on The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to work for list, for four consecutive years, awarded because of the friendly and supportive environment that we generate for employees and the opportunities offered for quick and tailored progression. We provide full funding for a range of substantial postgraduate qualifications with paid study leave, exceptional internal training, opportunities to work on pro bono and charitable projects, and regular company-funded social activities.

What we Offer
  • Competitive starting salary, depending on your previous experience
  • 25 days' annual leave plus bank and public holidays
  • Flexible benefits scheme offering additional holiday, cash payments and pension contributions
  • 4% employer pension contributions
  • Paid study leave and funding for external qualifications
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection and Life Assurance
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Interest-free travel loan scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Flexible working hours

Please visit our website to learn more about the benefits package at Costello Medical.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter you should explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical specifically. Please contact the recruitment team at if you have any questions about the role or application process.
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