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.