The Contracts Administrator II is responsible for timely analysis, review, reconciliation, approval, execution, and status reporting of Rho contracts.
Perform initial legal review and drafting of various contracts to support internal clients’ needs, including master, confidentiality, consulting, sponsored research, vendor, intellectual property and other services-related agreements, using corporate templates as appropriate under the circumstances. All contracts must effectively balance Rho’s best interests with applicable compliance requirements.
Negotiate and resolve legal issues raised by the other parties to agreements.
Work collaboratively with internal and external clients to set appropriate priorities and deliver results within the timelines established.
Independently investigate assigned legal questions; escalate issues to Director, Legal, as appropriate.
Maintain and update, as necessary, contracts in legal filing systems and trackers.
Provide support in maintaining corporate contract templates, including periodic reviews and basic modifications.
Communicate and negotiate with external and internal parties, creating relationships built on trust.
Keep internal employees and other stakeholders properly and timely informed of the progress and status of contracts in the process of being negotiated.
Maintain current knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.
Conduct work with the highest degree of integrity, responsibility, and excellence in client service.
Work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of different personalities.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in contract negotiation and drafting; other comparable experience/education will be considered
BA/BS degree required; paralegal certification or Juris Doctor degree preferred
Ability to review and understand legal terms and conditions; general knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to federal prime contracts or subcontracts, such as the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR), preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong negotiation skills
Pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience preferred
Exemplary organizational skills
Excellent attention to detail and low rate of error
Ability to work independently
Ability to treat highly confidential information in a professional and discreet manner
Ability to stay focused and effective in managing multiple priorities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with all levels both within and outside the company
The successful candidate must be proficient in MS Office-based applications.