Legal Contract Specialist


Bridgewater, NJ

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


Less than 5 years

Posted 146 days ago

  by    Jitendra Kushwah

This job is no longer available.

  • Drafting and negotiating various agreements.
  • Demonstration of an understanding of legal contract concepts, negotiation strategies, efficient administration and automation of contract processes.
  • Working closely with attorneys in the Legal Department.
  • Keeping up to date on current laws and regulations.
  • Implements contract negotiations processes by preparing first drafts of a variety of contracts.
  • Conducts moderately complex contract drafting and negotiations.
  • Evaluates the terms and conditions of a variety of contracts (e.g., service, confidentiality, consulting, research).
  • Interfaces with internal management and external parties to gather specifications, and terms of agreement necessary for contract drafting and negotiations
  • Responsible for entire negotiations processes for one or more types of contracts.
  • Communicates company contract policies and requirements to internal managers and employees and highlights areas of concern in regards to individual contracts projects.
  • Determines and initiates required follow-up and/or additional analyses.
  • Assists in maintaining contractdatabase information.
  • May review and summarize existing contracts internally and/or as part of an external diligence process
  • Assist with and / or handle client training presentations with respect to company policy, compliance policies, privacy, contract approval processes, etc.
  • Keep apprised of issues relevant to pharmaceutical industry and accurately relay this information to clients.
  • Work with client groups, third parties and outside counsel to identify, assess and address general legal concerns.
  • Demonstrate company values on a consistent basis.
  • Prioritize competing projects and set expectations with clients and management.

Skills & Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certification with 3-5years’ experience in the contract management field
  • Trained paralegal with 1-3 plus years of experience in-house corporate legal department, law firm, or governmental agency (healthcare background preferred.
  • • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience handling a wide variety of contracts, preferably in the pharmaceutical/medical device industry
  • Experience working directly with sophisticated clients, meeting business deadlines, and prioritizing competing projects
  • Working knowledge of contractlaw
  • Working knowledge of healthcarelaws affecting pharmaceutical business including federal anti-kickback statute, federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic act, the federal Physician Sunshine Act, and federal and state privacy laws
  • Familiarity with healthcare compliance principles and programs.
$60K - $70K
$60K - $70K base, TBD bonus