Senior Contracts Manager, Legal

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 05/15/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15698

Senior Contracts Manager, Legal

South San Francisco, CA

Seeking a highly motivated Senior Contracts Manager to join its Legal Department.


Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery and development of targeted therapies that disrupt cellular metabolic pathways to preferentially starve tumor cells and enhance immune-cell activity. Driven by a commitment to rigorous science and a passion for improving the lives of people impacted by cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  Advancing a pipeline of first-in-clinic, oral therapeutics to meaningfully expand treatment options available to patients.  Headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

Duties and Responsibilities:

? Prepare, negotiate and manage agreements and other documents in support of vendor, CRO, and other third parties, including clinical trial agreements, statements of work, etc.
? Maintain and manage contracts database in an organized, current, and searchable manner.
? Partner closely with internal and external teams including clinical operations, and third party CROs, clinical sites, and vendors to ensure timely clinical contracts turnaround and negotiations for start-up of study sites.
? Draft and negotiate a variety of business related contracts including confidentiality agreements, consulting and services agreements, statements of work, material transfer agreements, collaboration agreements, advisor agreements, and various vendor services agreements, including as appropriate in collaboration with attorneys and collaboration partners
? Work independently without close supervision, proactively initiating projects and identifying ways to continuously improve templates, streamline processes and operations while exercising strong judgment

Qualifications and Requirements:

? Bachelor’ s degree required
? At least 10 years of relevant experience as a contracts associate/ manager and/or corporate paralegal, including in-house in the biotech, pharmaceutical or related industry? Excellent project management and recordkeeping skills.
? Extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements
? Experience managing a contracts database and related projects within an organization
? Strong organizational and planning skills and a meticulous attention to detail
? Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task, and remain focused in a fast paced, high volume work environment
? Self-motivated and able to work independently while exercising initiative, flexibility and good judgment with a desire to identify needs, improve and streamline processes

Jesse Ashworth

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