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Lead Contract Specialist

Company name

Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 03,2018

Posted on

Jul 27,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Titusville, NJ
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Lead, Contract Specialist The candidate will support creation and maintenance of contract templates in accordance with changes in laws, regulations, or corporate policies. Support creation and maintenance of fallback language and negotiation guidelines related to contract templates. Support training on contract templates and fallback language and provide training to first line negotiators and others as required. Provide specialized support and guidance on the negotiation of CTAs and CDAs to first line negotiators. Work with the legal department to create risk assessments to support the decision-making process. Access risks of legal terms and conditions independently and communicating them to stakeholders such as clinical team, law department, and internal team where appropriate. Provide guidance to 1st line negotiators, stakeholders and others as required. Lead negotiations on Master Agreements and custom templates or those requiring extensive modifications and identify potential risks to the business. Lead contract negotiations on terms and conditions of high-risk and complex agreements and other relevant legal documents as they relate to clinical trials and company/departmental policies. Coordinate with cross-functional departments to ensure consistency and compliance with process, external communications and policies Assist in coaching/mentoring staff members. Liaise with all members of clinical team as needed in addition to representatives of investigator sites, academic research organizations, contract research organization, and site management organizations as directed. Identify and promote best practices. Adhere to SOPs, ethics and departmental compliance as determined by GCDO management as well as R&D companies, corporate, HCC and QA guidelines. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure proper dissemination and management of knowledge. Monitor departmental processes to ensure compliance with corporate policies.

Qualification and Experience

A Juris Doctor (JD) degree, Master of Laws (LLM) degree, paralegal degree or local equivalent required. 5 years’ experience with Contract Law in the Pharmaceutical or Clinical Research industry or equivalent competencies is required. Demonstrated ability to conduct contract negotiation, legal research and analysis is required. Must have a working knowledge of the clinical development process. Should have excellent oral and written communication skills and sensitivity to cross-cultural communication, Strong relationship management skills is required. Experience working across different geographic regions in a large global environment is required. Ability to work effectively across all levels of management is required. Should have strong and proven issue identification and problem resolution skills. Working knowledge of PCs, MS Office and database management is required. Must have business acumen and complex project management skills.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 6865180712

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
1 Johnson Johnson Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 08933

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