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Actalent Clinical Contracts Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Immediate Opening for a Senior Financial Analyst*


Will be required to travel on-site to NJ for important meetings quarterly


The Senior Financial Analyst specializing in Clinical Study Budgets and Vendor Management will play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining outsourcing plans, global study budgets, Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and metrics for CRO’s and other outsourcing partners. This role will also be responsible for the analysis and internal/external feedback concerning vendor/supplier performance as it relates to contract terms and financials.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and maintenance of global clinical development vendor strategy for Sponsor programs/studies.

  • Manage the development of global clinical study budgets.

  • Manage contract and outsourcing activities for clinical development programs.

  • Develop study-specific contracts and templates in alignment with study protocol and Sponsor SOP’s

  • Drive cost-savings and transformation/innovation by delivering quantitative value and consistent customer service.

  • Manage contract negotiation process for assigned existing and new vendor relationships through entire life cycle (including RFI, vendor identification, RFP vendor selection, contract negotiation, performance monitoring, change orders/amendments, close-out procedures, knowledge transfers, etc.).

  • Identify and mitigate compliance risks related to outsourced vendor population.

  • Partner and collaborate globally with cross-functional teams including Compliance, Legal, Regulatory Affairs, and Clinical Management.

  • Partner with internal cross-functional teams to develop study specifications, leveraging benchmarking tools when applicable.

  • Collaborate with internal business stakeholders to collect business requirement and lead subsequent translation into vendor capabilities.

  • Oversee the identification, selection, and management of global external service providers.

  • Maintain the accuracy and efficiency of vendor management tools such as ClearTrial, Clinical Maestro, SharePoint, etc.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as life sciences, business or a related discipline.

  • 5+ years of experience in vendor management and clinical study budget development

  • Previous experience managing vendor oversight and RFx activities.

  • Previous experience demonstrating cost-savings and outsourcing innovation.

  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and guidelines for clinical trials (e.g., FDA regulations, ICH GCP guidelines).

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information appropriately.

  • ClearTrial and Clinical Maestro experience is a plus.

  • Up to 15% travel expectations

Experience Level:

Expert Level

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email ( for other accommodation options.