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J&J Family of Companies Manager, Site Contracting in Des Moines, Iowa

Manager, Site Contracting - 2306137872W


Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Manager, Site Contracting. This position can be located at any Janssen site within the United States. Remote work options may be considered on a case-by-case basis and if approved by the company.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, cardiovascular and metabolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Please visit for more information.

The Manager, Site Contracting will have principal accountability to ensure that contract and grants processes function effectively and efficiently for assigned personnel/function with a focus on the successful progression and management of the assigned Contract and Compliance Services (CCS) function. Assist management in the efficient execution of the contracts and grants processes and in meeting strategic objectives.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for all issues relating to contracts and grants department processes and corporate/procurement/Global Development (GD) policies and procedures as they relate to CCS functions.

  • Lead business partner communications and strategy intelligence for all trials and leadership team reporting of metrics and key performance indicators.

  • Lead recruiting, training, managing, coaching/mentoring, workload prioritizing, and evaluating staff members. Contribute to ensuring optimum utilization of resources and compliance with project deadlines. Execute strong supplier relationship management with flex providers and institutions and drive empowerment.

  • Work closely with global stakeholders: establish and maintain working relationships with Johnson & Johnson business partners, health care compliance, risk management, Johnson & Johnson legal, insurance broker(s), privacy, suppliers, customers and other identified stakeholders.

  • Continuously work to refine GD contracts and grants processes in alignment with stakeholder needs and in compliance with corporate process, systems, and strategies by identifying innovative process improvements, determining feasibility, and collaborating with appropriate parties to implement when appropriate.

  • Work proactively to increase global awareness of group processes and procedures and train and educate stakeholders.

  • Assume primary responsibility for tracking, maintenance and accuracy of metrics, contract documents, and supporting documentation.

  • Act as subject matter expert of regional requirements, practices and regulations as they relate to clinical contracts and grants. Contribute to building a knowledge management system of global requirements for contracts and grants functions.

  • Analyze contract requests/needs from operating companies and proactively translating into appropriate clinical contracts/budgets. Lead negotiation and execution of agreements including specialized support for negotiations in confidentiality agreements, informed consent forms, amendments and other ancillary contract documents as required.

  • Analyze investigator grants for fair market value aligned with regional knowledge, compliance guidance and the Johnson & Johnson grant pricing guidelines. Lead the approval escalation of grants as appropriate.

  • Manage Contract Research Organizations (CROs) contracted to negotiate Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs) globally, inclusive of training and supervision.

  • Assess risks of budget and legal provisions independently. Provide solution and business focused advice to stakeholders and others within Johnson & Johnson on contract and grant related topics.

  • Establish master agreements, lean process enhancements and other innovative solutions to expedite site initiation.

  • Review, authorize and/or manage payments where appropriate. Assist clinical operations or clinical team in ensuring that investigator grants comply with overall study costs and compliance guidelines.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree (Master’s, MBA) preferred.

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in clinical operations with a pharmaceutical company, Contract Research Organization (CRO) or investigator site is required.

  • Contract experience is required.

  • Understanding of healthcare compliance and other relevant guidance (HIPAA, FCPA, Safe Harbor, etc.) is required.

  • Knowledge of the clinical development process is required.

  • People management experience is required.

  • Experience in project management and/or logistics is required.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.

  • Knowledge of databases and/or project management systems preferred.

  • Previous work experience in international and virtual environments preferred.

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Must have strong negotiation, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

  • Must have the flexibility to manage through ambiguity with minimal direction and motivate team members.

  • Must have exemplary customer focus with vision to drive solutions.

  • The ability to handle a high volume of work and meet very aggressive deadlines is required.

  • The ability to collaborate with all levels in a cross-functional team environment.

  • This position may require up to 25% domestic and international travel.

The anticipated base pay range for this position in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA is $139,000 to $224,825.

The anticipated base pay range for this position in all other U.S. locations is $113,000 to $195,500.

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/ performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.

Employees and/or eligible dependents may be eligible to participate in the following Company sponsored employee benefit programs: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, business accident insurance, and group legal insurance.

Employees may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension) and savings plan (401(k)).

Employees are eligible for the following time off benefits:

  • Vacation - up to 120 hours per calendar year

  • Sick time - up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington - up to 56 hours per calendar year

  • Holiday pay, including Floating Holidays - up to 13 days per calendar year

  • Work, Personal and Family Time - up to 40 hours per calendar year

For additional general information on company benefits, please go to:

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location NA-US-New Jersey-Titusville

Other Locations NA-US-Pennsylvania, NA-United States, NA-US-New Jersey

Organization Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

Relocation Eligible: No

Job Function Clinical Trial Coordination

Req ID: 2306137872W