Manager, Contracts Administration & Legal Affairs

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Jun 05, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sutro Biopharma, Inc., located in South San Francisco, is a clinical-stage drug discovery, development and manufacturing company. Using precise protein engineering and rational design, Sutro is advancing next-generation oncology therapeutics.

Sutro is dedicated to transforming the lives of cancer patients by creating medicines with improved therapeutic profiles for areas of unmet need. To date, Sutro's platform has led to cytokine-based immuno-oncology therapies, ADCs, vaccines and bispecific antibodies directed at precedented targets in clinical indications where the current standard of care is suboptimal.

The platform allows it to accelerate discovery and development of potential first-in-class and best-in-class molecules through rapid and systematic evaluation of protein structure-activity relationships to create optimized homogeneous product candidates.

In addition to developing its own oncology pipeline, Sutro is collaborating with select pharmaceutical and biotech companies to discover and develop novel, next-generation therapeutics. As the pace of clinical development accelerates, Sutro and its partners are developing therapeutics designed to more efficiently kill tumors without harming healthy cells.

Sutro Biopharma, Inc. is seeking a driven and talented individual to join our Legal team as we change the future of oncology. While collaborating with cross-functional departments, you will play a key role in maximizing our technology and progressing our novel therapeutics. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients, both as individuals and as part of a team.


The Manager, Contracts Administration & Legal Affairs will work as a core member of the legal team to manage the company's routine contracting with vendors, service providers, consultants, clinical sites, and collaborators. Primary responsibilities will include ownership of the contract database and the board portal; managing renewals of expiring agreements; assisting with integration of legal and finance systems to better knit those processes together; processing of standard confidentiality, consulting, service, material transfer, work orders, clinical trial agreements and the like; and assistance with formalities for company patent and trademark applications; and maintenance of the company's IP records.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7+ years' experience in a corporate legal department or law firm; at least some corporate experience is highly desirable.
  • Organized self-starter with strong project management skills.
  • Experience with Contracts Management Databases and ancillary software tools (Agiloft, DocuSign and Nasdaq BoardVantage a +).
  • Demonstrated integrity and ethics, with the ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information.
  • Marked attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and switch effortlessly between independent and collaborative workstreams.
  • Capacity to help create and enforce protocols for contracting, but always with a smile and a light touch.
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and finish projects on time.

Sound exciting? Apply today and join our team!

Please submit resume for Req. #2190 to . Please visit our website at for more information.

Sutro provides a competitive benefits package that includes a choice of health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401K plan, PTO, ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan) and stock options.

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in fostering a culture that is inclusive and values diversity in background and opinions. Sutro Biopharma hires extraordinary individuals into every position in the company and is committed to the diversity of our team. Our company progresses without regard of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, disability or citizenship status. We are dedicated to creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and succeed together.

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Please be advised, inquiries or resumes from recruiters will not be accepted.