Contracts Manager

19 Aug 2023

Overview: The successful candidate will possess significant experience in drafting and negotiating life sciences contracts for a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company. The Contracts Manager will work across functions and teams as a trusted partner to proactively facilitate the efficient negotiation, execution and tracking of contracts with a focus on client service, professionalism, superior organizational and prioritization skills, and a high level of attention to detail. This position reports to the Senior Director, Contracts Counsel. Description:

Contractor will partner with existing contracts team to draft and negotiate a high volume of contracts, including services agreements, confidentiality agreements, research agreements, clinical trial agreements, consulting agreements, speaker and ad board agreements, market access agreements, and commercial analytics agreements.

Act as a liaison between internal business partners, legal and compliance departments, external vendors and outside counsel as necessary for contract drafting, negotiations, processes and inquiries.

Master and seek to continue to improve the internal contracting process, including administering an integrated contracts management system and developing internal training materials related to contracting processes and policies.

Work in close collaboration with cross-functional teams and external vendors on contract maintenance, renewals and terminations. 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, procedures and reporting.

Develop reports, presentations, spreadsheets, memos and other documents for the legal department, internal clients and/or the senior management team. Complete special projects as requested, such as collaborating on department-wide or company-wide initiatives.


Familiarity with key healthcare compliance laws and data privacy laws strongly preferred Prior in-house experience as a member of a legal department in a commercial-stage biotechnology or pharmaceuticals company strongly preferred

Exceptional contract drafting and negotiation skills 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 experience with contract management systems, electronic signature systems and other legal software and systems

Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and still meet high quality and timeliness standards under pressure

Demonstrates 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 manage and prioritize multiple matters simultaneously and to respond to rapidly shifting priorities in ambiguous or challenging situations

Education/ Requirements:BS/ MS3+ years of experience in the life sciences industry drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts including commercial contractsDiversity, Equity & Inclusion At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

Hiring diverse talent

Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

Actalent is an equal opportunity employer.About Actalent Actalent connects passion with purpose. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts that drive scale, innovation, and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 engineering and sciences consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500. An operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, Actalent launched as a new specialized engineering and sciences services and workforce solutions brand in 2021.

  • ID: #50242841
  • State: Oregon Portland 97201 Portland USA
  • City: Portland
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2023-08-19
  • Deadline: 2023-10-18
  • Category: Et cetera