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Associate Paralegal -- Procurement Contracting - United States  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

The Business Contracting Associate Paralegal provides procurement-related contracting support to Global Business Services group within the company (specifically, Global Strategic Sourcing, Buying Center, and External Workforce Center). This position drafts and negotiates a variety of procurement and procurement-related contracts and supports the development of resources (including templates, negotiation guides, and training materials) useful in procurement.

Responsibilities include:

Working under general direction and supervision of an attorney or paralegal to provide legal support on a wide array of business contracting issues

Drafting and negotiating high volume of contracts in time sensitive environment

Communicating (written and orally) with internal clients and external parties

Creating, supporting and delivering training in defined areas

Undertaking special projects as assigned

Working in relevant systems and with relevant processes

Understanding and complying with all relevant procedures and policies

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree
OR
Associate’s degree and 4 years of legal experience
OR
High school diploma/GED and 6 years of legal experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of an ABA-approved paralegal program
4+ years of experience in a paralegal role drafting and negotiating contracts
Experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, or regulatory law
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Superior negotiation skills
Superior analytical and decision-making skills
Superior interpersonal skills
Superior ability to exercise thoughtful judgment and discretion in a high-pressure environment
Strong organizational, multitask and prioritization skills
Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple routine matters simultaneously
Attention to detail
Ability to participate effectively on teams
Ability to understand and work within defined work streams
Experience with using standard office software
Strong computer literacy (including Microsoft Office) and ability to learn specialized computer programs (e.g. work flow/tracking programs)
Role model the Amgen values


Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.