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Contracts Manager II (Pharmaceutical Supply Chain)

Company: Exelixis
Location: King Of Prussia
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Every Exelixis employee is united in an ambitious cause: to launch innovative medicines that give patients and their families hope for the future. In this pursuit, we know our employees are our most valuable asset. After operating in the challenging biotech sector for 25 years, we have a proven track record of resiliency in the face of adversity. The success of our lead product has provided a solid commercial foundation allowing us to reinvigorate our research efforts, and grow our team in areas such as Drug Discovery, Clinical Development and Commercial.

As we expand our global partnerships and further reinvest in R&D to help us discover the next breakthrough for difficult-to-treat cancers, we're seeking to add talented, dedicated employees to power our mission.

Cancer is our cause. Make it yours, too.

Job Description

Draft, negotiate and manage a variety of contracts supporting Exelixis' research, development, manufacturing and supply chain functions, as well as provide support on various administrative, intellectual property, and corporate legal matters as needed. The ideal candidate will have experience handling contracts in support of outsourced drug manufacturing activities, global supply chain logistics, and/or trade compliance. Provide key support to advance Exelixis' mission to help cancer patients recover stronger and live longer.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Draft, negotiate and manage a wide range of contracts (which may include confidentiality agreements, work orders, clinical study agreements, material transfers, licenses, and various vendor services agreements) under supervision of senior attorneys.
Advise and troubleshoot on existing agreements and agreement-related questions under supervision of senior attorneys.
Define risks related to contracts documents and relationships, and be able to communicate those risks to appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution.
Interact with various internal clients efficiently and effectively to address legal and business questions.
Handle miscellaneous legal tasks on an as needed basis under direction of senior attorneys.
Maintain and track status for contracts.
Provide support to in-house attorneys as requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities
No supervisory responsibilities

Education

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
BS/BA degree in related discipline and a minimum of three years of related experience
Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience
In-house experience at a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or high-tech company, with a focus on contract drafting and negotiation
Experience with word processing, excel and contracts management systems

Knowledge/Skills
Thorough understanding of the contract management process, including tracking, negotiation, approval and signature processes.
Working knowledge of the drug discovery and development process and ability to understand risks and requirements associated with pharmaceutical contracting, or knowledge of pharmaceutical supply chain logistics and trade compliance.
Ability to work both independently and effectively across a variety of functional groups (such as Research and Development, CMC, Legal Operations, Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Finance, Risk Management) and all levels of management.
Flexible and willing to learn new procedures and skill sets.
Experience with or knowledge of paralegal support tasks, with a focus on intellectual property matters or corporate matters, preferred.
Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills; must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to prioritize; must be responsible and conscientious.
Ability to work under pressure to meet specific deadlines.
Dedication to quality and reliability in all work tasks.

Working Conditions
Environment: primarily working indoors in an office environment
Travel not required

Additional Information

DISCLAIMER

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Keywords: Exelixis, Philadelphia , Contracts Manager II (Pharmaceutical Supply Chain), Professions , King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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