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Contracts Administrator II

San Francisco, CA 94158

Posted: 01/24/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Legal Job Number: 11546

Job Description

Our client is a clinical-stage biopharma company developing a pipeline of drug candidates which are designed to improve the benefits of drugs for patients.

  • Responsible for a variety of activities related to contracts management and compliance for corporate development such as, negotiating, structuring, and/or administrating contractual documents that establish business relationships with vendors, customers and/or partners.
  • Serves as a liaison between groups such as, Corporate Development, Sales, Legal and technical departments regarding contractual information.
  • Analyzes contracts to ensure compliance to company policy, government specifications and other requirements.
  • Resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Performs a combination of planning, developing and recommending best methods to achieve contract goals and objectives.
  • Tracks contract performance and compliance.
  • Works to ensure adherence to established contracting policies and procedures.
  • Monitors the progress of contracts and helps to compile reports on contractual performance, financials and compliance.
  • Compiles contractual information for budget and financial information, complex cost reimbursements and billing.
  • Disseminates information to critical personnel with regard to changes and updates relating to contracts.
  • Interfaces with a variety of internal and external customers providing guidance and information on contractual matters to meet requirements for contracts.
  • Maintains contract and customer databases and files.
  • Provides a variety of reports to senior management.
  • Performs other contracts related activities and tasks as assigned.

  • Requires knowledge of business and industrial practices including cost factors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of contract requirements, analysis of contract performance, and special provisions.
  • Must be able to analyze and understand contract terms and conditions.
  • Must be able to work with a high attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of databases and spreadsheets, are required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate time management, priority management, planning and coordination/multi tasking skills.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to build relationships and work as a team player.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related discipline is required.
  • Professional certification or advanced degree is a plus.
  • Equivalent experience may be accepted.
  • A minimum of 4 years of directly related experience is required.
  • Previous experience working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device industry is preferred.
  • Previous experience with external relationship management is required.

Meet Your Recruiter

Melissa Politron

As a Compass Recruiter, Melissa "Mel" is excited about rediscovering her passion in helping candidates find opportunities that will excel their professional lives and improve their personal lives. She brings a deeply-rooted excitement to the team by understanding the people she works with and finding ways she can support them. Mel's connections with others inspires her to make a difference in the overall well being of her colleagues, candidates and clients alike. 

Outside of Compass, Mel enjoys cooking, dancing and being a mom to her three wonderful boys. She has an obsession with home organization and thoroughly enjoys solving other families' organizational needs. Mel is also very passionate about One Heart Source, a humanitarian organization that combats conditions such as poverty, diseases and illiteracy through education. She participated as a summer volunteer teacher in Tanzania and credits the organization for shaping her into the person she is today. 

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