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Contracts Attorney - United States  

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Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description

Position Summary:    
  • This position is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a broad range of contracts.  
  • This person must have strong business acumen, attention to detail, and thrive in a challenging environment.  
  • The ideal candidate is self-motivated, capable of re-prioritizing workloads with little notice and possess a willingness to work in a fast-paced, sometimes challenging environment.  
  • This position reports to the Commercial Counsel and will interact with appropriate business units to streamline activities that affect contracts and delivery of services to the Company. 
  • The position focuses heavily on contract review and management of contract workflow and processes.  

Key Job Responsibilities: 
  • Revise, edit, and prepare red lines of complex commercial contracts, including master services agreements, laboratory service agreements, collaboration agreements, development agreements and other commercial supply agreements   
  • Assist in ongoing periodic review of Company contract templates, contract playbooks, Company guidelines, and contract policies and procedures.   
  • Analyze the legal and business obligations set forth within cont  racts   and   evaluate risk   or   potentially   unfavorable language  . 
  • Support commercial counsel with drafting and revising contracts, Company contract templates, Company guidelines, and Company contract policies and procedures. 
  • Assist in maintaining Company’s internal tracking system of all pending contracts and matters. 
  • Effectively manage the Company’s contract management system and ensure on-time processing of all contracts from initial request through execution. 
  • Effectively evaluate the commercial and legal risk to the Company and suggest appropriate contract structures or terms that will provide effective risk management.   
  • Analyze the legal and business obligations set forth within contracts and elevate any issues to commercial counsel or commercial development as appropriate.   
  • Provide support to the Company’s business units and commercial counsel as related to contracts and interpretation of contractual issues.   
  • Draft template contracts, correspondence, memoranda, and other documentation as needed. 

Essential Job Requirements: 
  • Admission to state bar + minimum 2 years professional experience in a law firm or corporate setting required.  
  • Prior experience in a CMO/CDMO, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred.

Required Skills/Abilities: 
  • Strong understanding of legal issues and risks pertinent to contract drafting and administration. 
  • Solid understanding of contracting in life science companies, including the development, clinical and commercial contract processes   
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, work independently, find solutions and think strategically   
  • Ability to complete tasks with little direction or need for supervisory follow-up, while having good judgment on when to seek guidance. 
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly redlining in Microsoft Word). 
  • Ability to work with SalesForce, DocuSign, and Apttus software. 
  • Experience working under pressure and ability to meet deadlines   
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.