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Contracts Attorney - United States  

Alcami (company)

Posted on : 04 April 2017

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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.  Two openings and one may be filled in Wilmington or Durham, NC.   Key Job Responsibilities: Revise, edit, and prepare redlines 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: Education/Experience: 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. We offer competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and advancement opportunity.   Alcami is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.  


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