Contract Administrator II

Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
Posted
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
5367-814-R
Discipline
Administration, General
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Nektar has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Administrator II to join their team.

Responsible for a variety of 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, customers and/or partners. 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. This position contributes to and supports the company's research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments. Performs a combination of planning, developing and recommending best methods to achieve contract goals and objectives.

Tracks contract performance and compliance. Works to ensure 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 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 assigned. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

A minimum of a Bachelor's 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 4 years of directly related 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. 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.