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Senior Contracts Manager

Company name

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 07, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 20, 2020

Posted on

May 18, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Novato, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Senior Contracts Manager
The candidate will report to the Senior Counsel, Head of Contracts. Will lead and provide support to specific clients in drafting, negotiating, and analyzing contracts of higher complexity or impact to the organization. Collaborate with business functions to draft and negotiate a wide variety of complex contracts including: master service agreements, standalone agreements, work orders, change orders, amendments, distribution, manufacturing and supply agreements as needed. Manage contract template processes, including systematic reviews of templates and playbooks, and incorporation of best contracting practices and provisions. Respond to complex inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions. Communicate and present information to stakeholders about all contract-related matters. Identify risks and issues, suggest alternatives that lead to the best solution. Develop and implement improvements to the contracting process and ongoing compliance. Monitor agreements throughout the contract life cycle for price increases, product launches, appropriate approvals, expirations, etc. Advise internal teams of company processes, contract status, and make recommendations based on company policies and standards. Work with Legal attorneys, Compliance and other business functions to ensure that templates are in compliance with legal requirements and best practices. Work on other legal projects as needed. Bachelor's degree is required. J.D. degree or paralegal certification is preferred. Must have 8+ years of direct contract experience, preferably in the biotech / pharmaceutical industry. Experience with Contract Management systems is needed.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
60 Leveroni Court
Novato, CA 94949

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