Sr. Contracts and Compliance Counsel

Arranta Bio
Watertown, MA, United States
Sep 23, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Arranta Bio is a rapidly growing and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Our vision is to be the best in class CDMO providing development and GMP manufacturing services to microbiome innovators within the pharmaceutical industry. Therapies focused on the human microbiome are exhibiting incredible potential towards revolutionizing disease etiology and associated medical treatments. Arranta Bio's mission is to build a world class organization which provides microbiome bio-pharmaceutical innovators with a single source of supply from early process development through clinical and commercial GMP finished product.


Arranta hires people who are committed and passionate to the goal of bringing life enhancing products to patients. We want top talent who will render ideas and a relentless desire towards accomplishing our mission; when a job becomes a passion, it makes you feel ALIVE.

Here at Arranta Bio, we embrace ALIVE - our core values that we live and breathe daily! We are Agile, Leading, Innovating, Value Creating, and Engaging.

We embrace our challenges as opportunities.

We are empowered to think and act.

We never settle; we strive to improve through purposeful creativity.

We build aligned teams who learn, grow, and deliver.

We are committed to building strong relationships.

Are you ready to come ALIVE with a daring and intrepid team? Don't wait another minute; Apply today!


Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Sr. Contracts & Compliance Counsel will be responsible for supporting Arranta Bio's legal needs across the organization. Primary foci will include reviewing, drafting and negotiation of various complex agreement and legal compliance matters, as well as providing legal guidance on a variety of legal issues related to supply chain management, policies, and procedures.

  • Deliver legal services and oversee resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities
  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of contracts related to supply chain management, including confidentiality agreements, master service and consulting agreements, licenses (including SAAS agreement), and various supply agreements.
  • Oversee post-execution contract matters (e.g., amendments, terminations, payment and performance issues).
  • Develop, support and implement initiatives pertaining to the company's contracting processes to improve efficiency and responsiveness times.
  • Establish a contracts management solution to manage a large and growing volume of contracts.
  • Establish Corporate Compliance Program by developing policies, procedures, and guidance documents through collaborations with departments across the company to ensure compliance initiatives are consistent with Arranta Bio's core values and mission.
  • Ensure consistent compliance with non-GMP regulatory, contractual, and internal policies and standards.
  • Identify solutions to reduce and mitigate risk and remediate compliance issues.
  • Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes
  • Provide legal advice, strategic guidance, consultation, and support to management.
  • Lead and assist in developing and delivering effective training, including written materials, and presentations on various compliance topics.

Experience and Skills

  • Juris Doctor degree and current bar membership in good standing are required.
  • 10+ years combined experience with a large law firm and as an in-house attorney in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry, drafting and negotiating a high volume of contracts and providing compliance legal support.
  • Extensive experience in complex master services agreements, supply arrangements, MTAs, CDAs, etc.
  • Knowledge of privacy law, antitrust, anti-bribery laws and laws and regulations concerning interactions with healthcare professionals.
  • Strong business and legal acumen, with the ability to identify issues and propose solutions.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on complex projects, and to interface with outside counsel, vendors, scientists, and all levels of management.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Scientific background or experience working with scientific or technical client-base
  • Detail-oriented, curious, proactive and self-motivated

  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment & handle multiple priorities.
  • A flexible work schedule is required.
  • Some travel will be required (particularly to Gainesville, Florida)
  • This role is located in Watertown, MA.