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Contracts Manager/Contracts Attorney Duties: Partner with in-house legal team to independently draft, review and negotiate a high volume of contracts for clinical, research, quality, manufacturing, commercial and other internal business partners, including master services agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, research agreements, clinical trial agreements and other business agreements. Create new and update existing templates to improve efficiency with the contracting process. Act as a liaison between internal business partners, legal department and external vendors as necessary for contract drafting, negotiations, processes and inquiries. Master and seek to continue to improve the internal contracting process, including utilizing an integrated contracts management system. Ensure fully executed contracts are properly entered into the contracts management system and update information, as required. Actively help implement and manage contract and document management tools and other technology adopted by the legal department. Help develop and implement new policies, procedures and contract templates and provide education and training to internal clients. Work closely with members of finance and other departments to help ensure compliance with cross-functional policies and procedures. Complete special projects as requested, such as collaborating on department-wide or company-wide initiatives.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and, preferably JD Degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission in good standing to the bar of at least one state. Exceptional contract drafting and negotiation skills. 5+ years of experience in the life sciences industry drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts. Prior in-house experience as a member of a legal department or clinical affairs department in a biotechnology or pharmaceuticals company or drafting and negotiating clinical trial agreements in-house at a hospital organization strongly preferred. Experience with clinical trial agreements, GCP guidelines and regulatory requirements for global clinical trials is preferred. Demonstrated ability to multi-task, problem-solve and operate in a fast-paced environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including proven ability to interact and communicate effectively with individuals from multiple departments at all levels of the organization. Excellent professionalism and interpersonal skills with sound judgment and commitment to ethical conduct. Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information using excellent discretion and judgment. Strong computer skills and experience with contract management systems and electronic signature systems. Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and still meet high quality and timeliness standards under pressure. Business partner orientation and ability to recognize and to respond quickly, clearly and pragmatically to urgent situations. Excellent interpersonal skills that are demonstrated by being articulate, direct and forthright, and serving as a collaborative and decisive team member and a strategic thinker with a broad perspective. Ability to respond to rapidly shifting priorities in ambiguous or challenging situations. Comfortable and adept at balancing risk and opportunity. A team player, who listens effectively and invites response and discussion. A collaborator who communicates in an open, clear, complete, timely and consistent manner.

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