Manager, Contracts

BeiGene

Reports To: Director and Sr. Corporate Counsel, Contracts

Education Required: 

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited U.S. college

4-6 years relevant experience, with at least 2-3 years of experience drafting and negotiating CDAs, clinical trial agreements, and ancillary agreements, both within the US and internationally

General Description:

We are seeking an experienced contracts specialist to complement our growing internal Legal Department as we further our vision to develop and commercialize molecularly targeted and immuno-oncology cancer therapeutics.  This individual will be instrumental in supporting the contracting needs of our many different functions, by serving as one of the legal contacts for contracting matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft, negotiate and manage a high volume of documents related to US and international clinical trials, including clinical trial agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, and services agreements
  • Review clinical study informed consent forms and related documents
  • Identify legal and contractual risks and escalate matters in accordance with BeiGene protocols and guidance
  • Provide practical contracts support to BeiGene internal clients during contract preparation and negotiation
  • Assist in implementing new contracts policies, procedures
  • Train and educate BeiGene internal clients on the use of contract templates, relevant legal issues, and good contracting practices
  • Assist in implementing and managing contract management tools and other technology adopted by the Legal Department
  • Help ensure the contract repository is accurate and up to date
  • Serve as a liaison with outside counsel and manage vendors as requested
  • Generate reports, presentations, spreadsheets, memos and other documents for the Legal Department, internal/external clients and/or the senior management team, as requested
  • Conduct research, as needed
  • Complete special projects as requested

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position does not have managerial responsibility or budgetary discretion.

Competencies:

Ethics Treat people with respect; Inspire the trust of others; Work with integrity and ethically in accordance with BeiGene’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, policies and procedures.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plan work activities; Use time efficiently; Complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; Follow instructions and respond to management direction.

Communication – Listen and get clarification; Respond well to questions; Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Write clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork – Balance team and individual responsibilities; Give and welcome feedback; Contribute to building a positive team spirit; Put success of team above own interests; Support everyone’s efforts to succeed; Contribute to building a positive team spirit; Share expertise with others.

Adaptability – Able to adapt to changes in the work environment; Manage competing demands; Change approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Technical Skills – Assess own strengths and development areas; Pursue training and opportunities for growth; Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Dependability – Follow instructions and respond to management direction; Take responsibility for own actions; Keep commitments; Commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Quality – Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; Look for ways to improve and promote quality; Apply feedback to improve performance; Monitor own work to ensure quality.

Analytical – Synthesize complex or diverse information; Collect and research data; Use intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; Gather and analyze information skillfully.

Project Management – Communicate changes and progress; Complete projects on time and within budget.

Computer Skills:

Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, CTMS and CMS/similar system

Other Qualifications:

  • Prior in-house experience as a member of a legal department or clinical operations department in a biotechnology or pharmaceuticals company strongly preferred
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical and other relevant laws and regulations and ability to interpret and apply such laws and regulations and policies to inform business activities preferred
  • A demonstrated ability to collaborate, as well as to work independently, balancing competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a high level of professionalism
  • Highly effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information using excellent discretion and judgment
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and be reliable and responsive
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to accept new responsibilities as needed
  • Experience implementing contracts processes and technology solutions a plus

Travel: Up to 10%

To apply for this job email your details to us.careers@beigene.com

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