Contract Associate III - California

Company: TalentBurst, Inc.
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Location: USA
Contract Associate III/ Contract Manager
Duration: 3-4 Months
Location: South San Francisco, CA

The job holder is part of the R&D Contracts Team in the Risk, Contracts & Compliance function. The Contract Manager will report directly into the Senior Contract Manager, R&D Vendor Contracts and will support Third Party Risk Management processes. In day to day operations time and effort is required to support and collaborate with a select number of functional stakeholders and cross-divisional global, regional and local procurement stakeholders. The Contracts Manager will support document development and negotiations for Clinical Research and Development Vendor contracts.
Guide people Provide contract process guidance to Procurement Sourcing and Category Management staff (and project related staff as appropriate
Teamwork and collaboration Foster teamwork and create a work culture that values collaboration across relevant functions, including functional service providers
Execute operational activities Understand the vision, mission and strategy of Global Procurement, Risk, Contracts & Compliance, sub-team and business partners. Work closely with Procurement and Business stakeholders to deliver the strategy through contracting operations. Execute operational tasks in alignment with agreed service levels. Assure issue resolution and maintain understanding of key aspects of the business process.
Functional expertise in capability area - Demonstrate solid knowledge of general contracting operations and applicable systems. Advise business partners and understand the importance of issue and business partner relationship management to guarantee process and contract compliance.
Ensure communication of decisions and updates - Execute process related communication and reporting for distribution through appropriate business channels

Contract Drafting - Draft contractual provisions based on strategy discussions, stakeholder input, and organizational needs and expectations.
Effective negotiation - Negotiate and apply skills in new situations. Ensure negotiations are authorized and planned following requirements of all parties, alignment to organizational objectives and within limits of delegated/contractual authority. Lead negotiations teams and guide other professionals in negotiations.
Apply legal, compliance and/or 3rd party risk management concepts - Discuss complex terms and conditions. Guide other professionals and advise business partners. Identify risks involved in the related area of responsibility and procurement.
Support documentation Ensure training materials, relating to R&D Contract Processes is current and communicated to Procurement and business partners. Partner with Legal to update/maintain playbooks/alternative language

8+ years related business experience, or 3-6+ years with JD, PhD, or Masters
3+ years contract management experience
Risk management experience
Demonstrated contract drafting and negotiation skills
Excellent analytical, communication, influencing and networking skills
JD or paralegal credentials or equivalent experience
Knowledge of Roche Procurement and business stakeholder policies and processes
Additional specialized professional legal, compliance or procurement-related certifications (e.g. IAPP Privacy Certification, C.P.M. or equivalent)
Experience partnering with Procurement, preferably with R&D Vendors
Experience working in global environment


Work Day: Full Time
Employment type: Permanent Job
Salary: Negotiable

Minimal experience: No experience

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