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Paralegal - II (Associate)

Roseland, NJ 07068

Posted: 01/24/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Job Number: 598338 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Target Pay Rate: 30-36.43/hr **salary will be commensurate with experience 

Job Description:

The Senior Contract Specialist, Contract Center of Excellence will report to the Associate Director, Contract Center of Excellence, and will be responsible for the drafting, redline review, and negotiation of complex Indirect Procurement Contracts within the business technology, professional services, marketing, market research, human resources, and research and development space within Indirect Procurement.

Essential Functions of the Job:
  • Review contract intake forms and work with procurement owners to obtain any missing information
  • Determine contracting requirements based upon assigned request
  • Ability to review historical contract information to assess current contracting requirements
  • Draft needed contract language based on templates and critical clauses
  • Working knowledge and negotiation expertise of key contract terms and how to negotiate such clauses
  • Participate in and lead Supplier negotiation calls
  • Draft, review, redline and negotiate Master Service Agreements, Software as a Service Agreement, Amendments, Termination Letters, Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Licensing Agreements within Indirect Procurement Categories
  • Collaborate with Indirect Procurement category owners to meet contracting needs
  • Collaborate with Sourcing Procurement partners to meet and understand contracting needs
  • Liaise with legal, internal subject matter experts & suppliers in negotiations until fully executed
  • Ensure timely completion of required assessments (Privacy, Cybersecurity, Pharmacovigilance), as applicable
  • Build strong relationships and collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and quality execution of all his/her assigned projects.
Qualifications: • Bachelor degree (B.A., B.S.) is required. • Paralegal degree from ABA accredited program preferred, • Law firm experience is preferred • Minimum of 7 (B.A., B.S.) years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry or related fields • Experience with contracting in a pharma environment • Experience reviewing, redlining and negotiating contracts such as Master Service Agreements, Software as a Service Agreement, Statements of Work, Project Agreements, Order Forms, Amendments, Confidential Disclosure Agreements and Termination Letters • Demonstrated high level of competence with computers is essential • Extensive experience with MS Office Applications is required • Extensive experience using track changes to redline documents • Must be able to work and • Demonstrate success in developing effective solutions to complex problems is required • Demonstrate success in establishing successful working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external key stakeholders • Must be a dependable self-starter. • Must be capable of working independently on multiple projects with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines • Must possess excellent organization skills, and be able to operate effectively in a heavily metricized organization, where a demanding workload requires balancing multiple responsibilities simultaneously • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal interaction skills • Must be able to manage significant contract request volume, with cyclical ramp-ups • Familiarity with spin-off environment is useful • Familiarity with the concept of bifurcation is useful • Strong negotiation skills are essential. Comments/Special Instructions • Paralegal work in the pharmaceutical industry • 5 10 yrs. experience • Supported pharma contracts, vendor contracts, and legal contracts. ?**CO/NY candidates may not be considered
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