Contracts & Project Support II
Provides coordination and support to a function, department or organization.
Assists with facilitating information flow and serves as a liaison amongst departments, team members, project leaders, senior management and the corporate client. Analyzes contracts to ensure compliance to company policy, government specifications and other requirements. Organizes departmental activities helping to ensure the completion of projects on schedule and within budget. Researches, compiles and proofs work processing assignments.
Applies acquired job skills and company policies and procedures to complete tasks. Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature and can recognize the need for occasional deviation from accepted practices. With moderate supervison, coordinates assigned activities/tasks with external vendors, customers and/or partners. Tracks contract performance and compliance. Works to ensure adherence to established contracting policies and procedures. Monitors the progress of contracts and helps to compile reports on contractual performance, financials and compliance. Compiles contractual information for budget and financial information, complex cost reimbursements and billing. Assists with the collection and tracking of monthly project reports, metrics and budget numbers. Disseminates information to critical personnel with regard to changes and updates relating to contracts. Interfaces with a variety of internal and external customers providing guidance and information on contractual matters to meet requirements for contracts. Coordinates assigned activities/tasks with internal customers and/or departments. Provides documentation support, ensuring documents are tracked, maintained and entered into appropriate databases. Maintains contract and customer databases and files. Provides a variety of reports to senior management. Performs other contracts and project related tasks as assigned.
A minimum of Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Chemistry, or a field related discipline is required. Professional certification or advanced degree is a plus. Equivalent experience may be accepted. A minimum of 2-4 years of experience is required. Previous experience working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device industry is preferred. Previous experience with external relationship management is required. Requires knowledge of business and industrial practices including cost factors. Must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of contract requirements, analysis of contract performance, and special provisions. Must be able to analyze and understand contract terms and conditions. Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley is a plus. General knowledge and/or previous experience with commercial sales orders and contracts is preferred. Must be able to work with a high attention to detail. Must have excellent oral and written communications skills. Strong computer skills, including knowledge of databases and spreadsheets, are required. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Must be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Must be able to demonstrate time management, priority management, planning and coordination/multi tasking skills. Must demonstrate an ability to build relationships and work as a team player. Coursework in basic Project Management or Meeting Management is a plus. Previous experience working in a GMP or GLP environment is preferred.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.