Associate Director/Director, Contracts Counsel

Remote or Hayward , California
Apr 10, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time



Reporting to the General Counsel, the Associate Director/Director, Contracts Counsel will support Arcus’s general and clinical contracting needs in support of the company’s mission to develop innovative cancer immunotherapies.




  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of contracts in support of the company’s business and general operations, including MSAs, SOWs, MTAs, manufacturing and supply agreements, software licenses, consulting agreements, engagement letters, clinical trial, and investigator-initiated study agreements
  • Ensure the consistent and timely delivery of high quality and compliant agreements while providing clear, practical, and business-oriented guidance on all contracting issues through the entire contracting process
  • Establish strong, collaborative relationships with colleagues to support the training and education of internal clients on company policies and good contracting practices
  • Advise internal clients on contract interpretation, dispute resolutions and legal and business risk
  • Contributes to the establishment and ongoing improvement of contracting parameters and procedures, including template development across various jurisdictions worldwide and associated playbooks




  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school; admission in good standing with any state bar (California preferred)
  • 6+ years of general and clinical contracts experience at a nationally recognized law firm or as in-house counsel
  • Ability to handle, prioritize and follow through on a high volume of work, setting appropriate priorities with clients and delivering results efficiently
  • Knowledge of U.S. and foreign regulatory and compliance matters relevant to the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Process oriented with attention to detail and strong analytical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written