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Corporate Counsel- Legal Affairs The candidate will be responsible for day-to-day legal matters within his or her core functional responsibilities, will work closely with internal clients (including members from the R&D, Commercial, Medical Affairs, Finance, HR, and IT Departments), as well as external and internal legal and compliance personnel. By way of example, the successful candidates specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following: Lead the New York contract management team and support the Companys global contracting needs. Lead contractual negotiations with partners, collaborators, service providers, consultants and other vendors to ensure appropriate business and legal terms. Draft and revise a broad range of agreements, including, supply and distribution agreements, licensing agreements, clinical trial agreements, master services agreements, and engagements with healthcare providers. Assist in supervising a global contract management team, including outside legal consultants, law firms and other third-party vendors. Effectively oversee the management of the Companys contract management system and assist in ongoing periodic review and development of template agreements, contract playbooks, contract policies and procedures, contract management tools and resources, and training. Manage and ensure on-time processing of contracts from initial request through execution, create and report on metrics and KPIs, monitor performance, and contribute to the constant improvement of contracting processes. Assist in managing the overall quality control of contract management by providing direction in contract drafting, negotiation and compliance. Effectively evaluate commercial and legal risk with respect to the Companys contracts. Assist in managing the Companys global privacy program. Manage HR related matters. Support the US Legal Team in legal research, presentations and other projects, and provide contract management updates. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and participating in professional societies. Provide exceptional service to the Companys operating units. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director Legal Affairs.

The candidate should have JD degree from ABA accredited law school. Should have 8-10 years of relevant law firm and/or in-house experience. Experience working in-house for a biopharma company strongly desired. Significant life sciences contracting experience, including supporting contracting needs for R&D, Commercial, Medical Affairs and enabling functions. Experience drafting contract templates, playbooks and contract management policies and procedures. Experience working on privacy and/or HR related matters a plus. Experience working with a contract management system a plus. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Solid understanding of contracting in life sciences companies, including research, clinical and commercial contracts. Strong leadership and management skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to think creatively in confronting new issues. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Advanced knowledge of the practices, procedures, and processes involved in contract administration. Practical, clear and organized; strong attention to detail. Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and exercise sound business judgment. Proven planning skills and ability to think creatively in confronting new issues and to think strategically in order to improve current processes. Energetic person with high integrity who can represent the management team with professionalism interacting with peers, colleagues, industry leaders, and corporate executives. Team player with a positive, can-do attitude. Ability to complete tasks with little direction or need for supervisory follow-up, while having good judgment on when to seek guidance. Ability to work effectively across a matrix organization.
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