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Contract Management Associate

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Nov 27,2019

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Aug 14,2019

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1-3 yrs required


Kalamazoo, MI, United States

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Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Contract Management Associate
The candidate responsibilities include: Draft, review, negotiate, and manage standard contracts (Confidentiality, Material Transfer, Service, Sponsored Research Agreements, Option Agreements, and Licenses) with external collaborators and internal business partners. Work closely with Contract Manager to resolve discrepancies in legal and commercial terms; meet regularly with Staff Attorneys for review of more complex agreements. Review contracts to ensure that VMRD business terms are being met. Partner with Category Sourcing Managers to ensure compliance with corporate and divisional procurement policies and resolve issues presented in contract negotiations. Utilize the PO Request System in order to manage timely creation of supplemental contract documents (Exhibits, Scopes of Work, etc). Work with the Contract Administrator to ensure timely pairing of the PO Requests with the fully-executed legal documents. Submit executed agreements to the corporate agreement management system. Draft agreement templates for attorney review and approval. Assist Contract Manager in drafting in-house forms, SOPs, instructions and checklists for internal and intranet use. Make recommendation as to process improvements to minimize delays and simplify processes. Coordinate with other relevant internal business functions, such as research, finance, business development, sales, and marketing, as appropriate. Interact with all levels of internal personnel and external business partners to facilitate win-win situations. Assist in training the organization in Vendor and Contract Management processes and terminology. Bachelor’s Degree and relevant work experience in a research environment is required. J.D. preferred. Must have 1-3 years’ professional-level experience working contracts/agreement management, preferably with a global, publicly traded organization.

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Reference Id: JR00004739

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Hiring Coordinator
10 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054