Contracts Manager

94080, South San Francisco
Aug 10, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Position Summary:

The Contracts Manager will be primarily responsible for managing all aspects of contracting activities at GBT.  This position will also draft, review, negotiate and finalize standard contracts and contract amendments in consultation with the Vice President, Corporate Law.  This position will report to the Vice President, Corporate Law.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of contracting activities at GBT using iContract, the Company’s recently launched online contract management system
  • Lead the day-to-day management of iContract and contracting processes
  • Become the Legal Department “expert” in iContract and serve as the contracts administrator in the system
  • Provide support cross-functionally and within the Legal Department
  • Serve as first point of contact for internal and external contract process questions
  • Prepare required iContract reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Utilize, maintain and update all GBT contract templates
  • Manage Velocity, GBT’s third-party iContract support vendor
  • Work in collaboration with cross-functional teams and external contract vendors to ensure timely contract renewals
  • Identify contract process issues, including with iContract, propose solutions and implement process improvements
  • In consultation with the VP, Corporate Law, draft, review, negotiate and finalize contracts and amendments as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience, preferably in biotechnology or life sciences companies, managing, creating, negotiating and executing contracts
  • Experience with iContract or other online contract management system preferred but not required (training will be provided)
  • Must be highly organized
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to take initiative, be accountable, make good decisions, demonstrate good judgment and be a pragmatic problem solver
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project and Adobe Acrobat Professional

Fit with GBT culture:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE:  This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.