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Contracts Manager

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Posted: 06/03/2019 Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -062019-25004
  • Work directly with internal clients and external parties to review, draft and negotiate low to medium-risk and low-to-medium-complexity commercial agreements under guidelines established with Commercial legal team
  • Respond promptly to contract requests from product teams and other clients, summarizing and communicating legal concepts that product teams can understand and use in vendor discussions
  • Act as a sounding board for sourcing team members; advise sourcing team and internal product teams on the legal issues and risks, agreement, and company policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with Commercial legal team regarding any changes to key legal contract terms (such as LOL, indemnity, etc).
  • Working with Commercial legal team, support the development of standard contracting templates
  • Review/QA work of the Sourcing team on contract negotiations and redlines of schedules, attachments, etc.
  • Educate the Sourcing team on basic contract concepts (e.g., privacy, confidentially, indemnification, IP, etc.).

Qualifications and Skills
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3-4 years of relevant experience; drafting and negotiating commercial and intellectual property-related contracts whether as a contracts manager, contracts negotiator, paralegal or legal assistant.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret complex contracts and work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • 4+ years of related experience reviewing and negotiating contracts, whether as a contracts manager, contracts negotiator, paralegal or legal assistant
  • Strong analytical skills, especially as it relates to contract interpretation
  • Knowledge of the life sciences industry
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