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Amgen Sr Associate Clinical Contract & Budgets in Tokyo, Japan


  • To manage all site related contracting and budget negotiations and site payments


  • Amgen K.K. office

  • Reports to CTOM (Clinical Trial Oversight Manager)

Responsibilities and key activities include but are not limited to

  • Negotiates contract, study budget and milestones with sites within defined parameters for clinical trials and observational studies

  • Support site-related questions and invoice preparation with respect to submission of in Amgen payment system (eGPS)

  • Supports resolution of contract issues

  • Escalates contract and budget issues to Amgen’s Legal or Pricing group and study management as appropriate

  • Supports contracting with local vendors

  • Leads review of the budget template with RCTM for country feedback on Fair Market Value and Schedule template

  • Maintains contract tracking in appropriate systems

  • Stores and archives contracts and budgets in appropriate systems

  • Manages and processes payments related to all clinical trials contracts in the financial and payment systems

  • Ensures that spending is within approved contract budgets and perform ongoing and/or end of study contract budget reconciliation with the RCTM as needed

  • Supports RCTM in extracting payment status/report

  • Sets up financial data, raise purchase orders and handles the appropriate entries/requests into the relevant financial and payment systems

  • Maintains payment records and provides assistance with audit review records

  • Reviews and approves, with Law guidance, applicable change within ICF part 2

Key Relationships: (excluding Direct Line relationships)

  • Site staff

  • Vendors

  • LOC staff

  • GCPM

  • Global Clinical Pricing

  • Finance

  • Legal

Decision Making Authority:

  • Escalation of issues to Amgen legal and/or pricing

  • Agreement of budgets/milestones and contracts within parameters

  • Execute payment processes within local and regional guidelines

  • Resolution of payment queries


  • Finalised contracts and budgets

  • Executed contracts

  • Accurate and timely payments

  • Payment requests

  • Status reports and updates

SCBA Qualifications

Basic qualifications:

  • BA/BS/BSc

  • Work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including biopharmaceutical clinical research experience (clinical research experience obtained working on clinical trials in a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company, or other relevant clinical setting)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Finance administration, accounting or contracting or other relevant work experience


  • Contracting processes in applicable countries

  • Payment processes in applicable countries


  • Attention to detail

  • Negotiation skills

  • Numeracy skills

  • Organisational skills

  • Relationship management

  • Time management and prioritisation

  • Flexibility

  • Written and oral communication skills

  • Language skills: local languages and English

  • Good working knowledge of common software packages

  • Data analysis and presentation skills

  • Problem solver

  • Teamwork

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.