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Company name

Seattle Genetics Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jan 12,2019

Valid Through

Apr 27,2019

Posted on

Jan 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Responsibilities: Creates, reviews, and revises contracts, including but not limited to work orders, statements of work, amendments, master services agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements and clinical trial agreements. Negotiates contracts, including coordinating with internal clients and other functional areas to ensure timely completion of agreements and appropriate contractual terms. Reviews contract to ensure that they comply with applicable laws and company policies. Appropriately escalates issues to attorneys within the contracts group. Assists clients in interpreting contract terms and conditions, including effectively conveying to the clients the meaning and implications of particular contract terms. Provides contract-related issue resolution, both internally and externally. Monitors and completes contract close-out, extension or renewal, as appropriate. Experience working with Contract Management Systems or CLM software. Communicates contract-related information to stakeholders. In collaboration with the Contract Administrator, tracks, and serves as point of contact, related to pending contract actions and requests, and responds to inquiries regarding contract terms. In collaboration with the Contract Administrator, maintains and archives company contracts and legal files and oversees tracking of contract expiration dates and additional key contractual terms.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, life sciences or other relevant discipline is preferred. 5 years of legal support experience, including some contract drafting experience, is required, preferably in a public company regulated industry such as the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. Experience supporting contractual needs of clinical and medical affairs departments in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry is strongly preferred. Experience interpreting contract requests, drafting contracts for lawyer review, and managing contract files is required. Experience with Apttus or other Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) Systems. Excellent writing skills in order to draft contracts and communicate effectively. Must be an expert user of Microsoft Word and Excel, with proficiency in Microsoft Access, ChangePro and Adobe Acrobat a strong plus. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable and work in a fast-paced environment is critical. Strong client service ethic is essential. Must have the ability to handle and prioritize many projects simultaneously. Must be able to follow established policies and procedures, and comply with regulatory requirements. Demonstrated ability to perform detail oriented work with a high degree of accuracy and completeness is essential, as are strong organization skills. Demonstrated negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to recognize problems, recommend and implement solutions is critical. Must be effective at working in a highly collaborative environment and have demonstrated ability to gain trust and confidence of internal clients. Excellent formatting, editing, and proof reading skills are essential.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Seattle Genetics Inc.
21823 30th Drive SE
Bothell, WA 98021

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