Sr. Contracts Specialist (Paralegal / Biotech)

San Francisco, CA, United States
Sep 04, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Responsible for activities related to contracts management and compliance for corporate development such as, negotiating, structuring, and/or administrating contractual documents that establish business relationships with vendors and customers.

Serves as a liaison between groups such as, Corporate Development, Sales, Legal and technical departments regarding contractual information. Analyzes contracts to ensure compliance to company policy, government specifications and other requirements.

Uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Contacts pertain to significant matters often involving coordination among groups. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. Performs a combination of planning, developing and recommending best methods to achieve contract goals and objectives. Tracks contract performance and compliance.. Ensures adherence to established contracting policies and procedures. Monitors the progress of contracts and identifies and compiles reports on contractual performance, financials and compliance. Compiles contractual information for budget and financial information, complex cost reimbursements and billing. Identifies and disseminates information to critical personnel with regard to changes and updates relating to contracts. Interfaces with a variety of senior internal and external customers providing guidance and information on complex contractual matters to meet requirements for contracts. Maintains contract and customer databases and files. Identifies, designs and provides a variety of reports to senior management. Performs other contracts related activities and projects as identified. May supervise the activities of junior contracts staff.

A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related discipline is required. Professional certification or advanced degree is a plus. Equivalent experience may be accepted. A minimum of 8 years of directly related experience is required. Previous supervisory experience is a plus. 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. 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. 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.

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.