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ProfileAssociate Legal Specialist The candidate will be responsible for: Drafting and negotiating various agreements. Demonstration of an understanding of legal contract concepts, negotiation strategies, efficient administration and automation of contract processes. Working closely with attorneys in the Legal Department. Keeping up to date on current laws and regulations. Implements contract negotiations processes by preparing first drafts of a variety of contracts. Conducts moderately complex contract drafting and negotiations. Evaluates the terms and conditions of a variety of contracts (e.g., license, collaboration, service, distribution, supply, confidentiality, consulting, research, material transfer, vendor). Interfaces with internal management and external parties to gather specifications, and terms of agreement necessary for contract drafting and negotiations. Responsible for entire negotiations processes for one or more types of contracts. Communicates company contract policies and requirements to internal managers and employees and highlights areas of concern in regards to individual contracts projects. Determines and initiates required follow-up and/or additional analyses. Assists in maintaining contract database information. May review and summarize existing contracts internally and/or as part of an external diligence process. Oversight for contract database and contract templates. Assist with and / or handle client training presentations with respect to company policy, compliance policies, privacy, contract approval processes, etc. Keep apprised of issues relevant to pharmaceutical industry and accurately relay this information to clients. Work with client groups, third parties, in house counsel and outside counsel to identify, assess and address general legal concerns. Demonstrate company values on a consistent basis. Prioritize competing projects and set expectations with clients and management. Perform related duties as required. Must have a bachelor’s degree or paralegal certification and 2-4 years of plus experience in the contract management field or equivalent. Should preferably have experience handling a wide variety of contracts, preferably in the pharmaceutical/medical device industry.
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