Contracts Manager II
1851 Harbor Bay Pkwy Alameda, CA 94502 US
Draft, negotiate and manage a variety of contracts supporting Client research, development, manufacturing and supply chain functions, as well as provide support on various administrative, intellectual property, and corporate legal matters as needed. The ideal candidate will have experience handling contracts in support of outsourced drug manufacturing activities, global supply chain logistics, and/or trade compliance. Provide key support to advance Client mission to help cancer patients recover stronger and live longer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Draft, negotiate and manage a wide range of contracts (which may include confidentiality agreements, work orders, clinical study agreements, material transfers, licenses, and various vendor services agreements) under supervision of senior attorneys.
•Advise and troubleshoot on existing agreements and agreement-related questions under supervision of senior attorneys.
•Define risks related to contracts documents and relationships, and be able to communicate those risks to appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution.
•Interact with various internal clients efficiently and effectively to address legal and business questions.
•Handle miscellaneous legal tasks on an as needed basis under direction of senior attorneys.
•Maintain and track status for contracts.
• Provide support to in-house attorneys as requested.
•No supervisory responsibilities
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
•BS/BA degree in related discipline and a minimum of three years of related experience
•JD preferred and at least two years of related experience
•Equivalent combination of education and experience.
•In-house experience at a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or high-tech company, with a focus on contract drafting and negotiation
•Experience with word processing, excel and contracts management systems
•Thorough understanding of the contract management process, including tracking, negotiation, approval and signature processes.
•Working knowledge of the drug discovery and development process and ability to understand risks and requirements associated with pharmaceutical contracting, or knowledge of pharmaceutical supply chain logistics and trade compliance.
•Ability to work both independently and effectively across a variety of functional groups (such as Research and Development, CMC, Legal Operations, Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Finance, Risk Management) and all levels of management.
•Flexible and willing to learn new procedures and skill sets.
•Experience with or knowledge of paralegal support tasks, with a focus on intellectual property matters or corporate matters, preferred.
•Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills; must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
•Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills.
•Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
•Ability to prioritize; must be responsible and conscientious.
•Ability to work under pressure to meet specific deadlines.
•Dedication to quality and reliability in all work tasks.
• Environment: primarily working indoors in an office environment
• Travel not required