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Contracts Associate

San Rafael, CA 94901

Posted: 05/01/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Legal Job Number: 11232 Pay Rate: $39.00 - $41.00

Job Description

Our client focuses on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases.

  • Researching prior contracting relationship with contracting parties.
  • Drafting, primarily from templates, multiple contract types including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Amendments, Scopes of Work, and Change Orders, using DocuSign CLM, the Company's contract lifecycle management system ("CLM").
  • Utilizing playbooks to negotiate contracts.
  • Monitoring and tracking a large volume of contracts from draft to final signatures using the CLM.
  • Ensuring company-wide compliance with the Company's contracting policy.
  • Acting as a liaison between the Company, internal business partners, and outside vendors to facilitate contract execution.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with business partners.
  • Engaging with other functional areas within the Company to assess and respond to contracting needs, obligations, and revisions.
  • Coordinating work flow between the Legal Department and other departments at the Company.
  • Exercising sound judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action, including when to esclate matters to in-house counsel.
  • Driving Legal Department initiatives, including assistance with templates and playbooks and training CLM users.
  • Providing backup support to other Contracts Associates in the department.
  • Working on other Legal Department projects or intiatives as determined by Manager.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to work onsite at least 2 days a week.
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong computer skills in database management and document preparation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills required. Must be able to manage heavy workload and aggressive timelines in a timely manner, prioritize, and work under pressure.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.      
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with outside vendors/partners and serve as a liaison among outside counsel, in-house attorneys and business partners, and proactively communicate regarding relevant issues and deadlines.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, a quick learner, and have a strong work ethic.

  • Experience in contracts administration or other relevant experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience at a law firm or within an in-house legal department of a public company a plus.
  • Experience within biotech/pharma/medical device industry or other contract-intensive fields a plus.
  • Familiarity with DocuSign CLM or any other contract management system is a plus.
  • Background with technology agreements (SaaS, Sales Orders) is a plus.

  • BA degree and 2-4 years of experience. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Weiss
Senior Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Lisa has a long history of working with candidates in many different industries. Lisa was drawn to the life science industry because she feels her best work is done when she’s connecting candidates to jobs that make a big impact on the world.

Lisa is passionate about her candidates and feels most rewarded when she helps them land their dream job. She will walk you through the opportunities and guide you so that you can share your best self to the employer.

When Lisa isn’t working, she enjoys fitness, travel, and spending time with her husband and two children.  And yes, if her voice sounds familiar to you it’s because she’s a famous voice over star.

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