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Senior Contracts Manager

Employer
Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
Location
Brisbane, CA
Start date
Sep 20, 2022

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Discipline
Administration, Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
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Job Details

Manager: Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Transactions & Licensing
Department: Legal
Location: Brisbane, CA

Sangamo Therapeutics is a genomic medicine company building value with cutting-edge work across four distinct but complementary technology platforms – gene therapy, cell therapy, in vivo genome editing, and in vivo genome regulation. Using its deep scientific expertise and proprietary zinc finger genome engineering technology, Sangamo is working to create genomic cures for patients suffering from severe genetic diseases for which today’s medicines can only treat symptoms. At Sangamo, we are passionate about transforming lives by building a robust, sustainable, differentiated, innovative, and high value genomic medicine pipeline that addresses patients with life-limiting conditions. Sangamo takes pride in being the first to edit endogenous human genes, first to treat patients with gene edited T cells, and first to treat patients with in vivo genome editing. Our top priority is to meet the needs of patients with commitment and compassion. Along with our commitment to science and to our patients, we also endeavor to create an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. Sangamo is a company where individuals can flourish, grow and develop their expertise.

We are seeking top talent to join our mission. Let’s build a better future together.


JOB SUMMARY:
 
Sangamo Therapeutics is seeking a Senior Contracts Manager to assist with the negotiation, management and drafting of agreements with a variety of business partners.  The Senior Contracts Manager will act with a sense of urgency to drive agreements to closure while protecting Sangamo.  The Senior Contracts Manager will collaborate extensively with internal stakeholders and cross-functional partners to develop and implement improvements to contracts processes and tools, including the Conga/Novatus contract management system, and conduct employee training sessions on contracting topics.
The ideal candidate has a background in the life sciences, biotechnology or healthcare sectors, although other industry experience is valued and accepted. This role will report to the VP, Associate General Counsel – Transactions & Licensing and will be a member of the Sangamo Legal function.   This role will be expected to work onsite in the Sangamo headquarters in Brisbane, CA at least two days per week, with the ability to work remotely or onsite for the rest of the week.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
(Primary responsibilities include the following but other duties may be assigned):

  • Review, draft and edit a broad range of contracts for internal business partners and assist in the negotiation of contractual issues and optimizing of contract language to support business requirements.
  • Coordinate daily incoming contract requests in Conga, assign contracts for review to Legal where necessary, coordinate signature process. Coordinate and correspond with internal clients and external parties to obtain and exchange information and legal documents.
  • Foster and develop strong relationships with internal company stakeholders in Legal, Procurement, Research, Finance, Business Development and other functions.
  • Learn and implement industry best practices for contract administration within Sangamo’s contract management system (Conga/Novatus).  Partner with Procurement to optimize companywide contract management processes.
  • Maintain and enhance contract templates for key contract types, including Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work, Consulting Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements and Material Transfer Agreements.
  • Ensure that Sangamo contracts comply with Sangamo policies and practices.
  • Develop training materials on contracting topics for Sangamo employees and conduct trainings regularly.
  • Prepare reports and advise management on the status of various agreements and on the status of the contracts management infrastructure. 


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Paralegal degree or certification preferred but not required. Demonstrated experience may be substituted for the educational requirements.
  • At least 5-8 years of experience negotiating and drafting agreements
  • Knowledge of legal and commercial terms and concepts
  • Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a high functioning team in a fast-pace, high volume environment to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
  • Flexible in adapting to changing priorities and be able to handle several tasks at one time.
  •  Must demonstrate sound reasoning skills, excellent problem-solving skills, knowledge of contracts, and ethical judgment within broadly defined practices and policies.
  • Organizational skills and high level of attention to detail, including familiarity with Conga/Novatus, MS Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Background in life sciences, biotechnology or healthcare preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with Conga/Novatus contract management systems preferred but not required; familiarity with other contract management systems is also a plus.


Sangamo is an equal opportunity employer
Sangamo is committed to fostering belonging for all employees and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruiting and hiring.  All qualified applicants for employment are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws

Commitment to Safety
Sangamo requires all U.S. workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.  This requirement is a condition of employment at Sangamo, and it applies regardless of location or classification of role.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine & booster, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation consistent with applicable laws. 

Note to External Recruiters: We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than from the candidates themselves.

Company

Sangamo Therapeutics is a genomic medicine company building value with cutting-edge work across four distinct but complementary technology platforms – gene therapy, cell therapy, in vivo genome editing, and in vivo genome regulation. At Sangamo, we are passionate in developing genomic medicines to transform the lives of patients with serious diseases. We transform lives by building a robust, sustainable, differentiated, innovative, and high value genomic medicine pipeline that addresses patients with life-limiting conditions. Sangamo takes pride in being the first to edit endogenous human genes, first to treat patients with gene edited T cells, and first to treat patients with in vivo genome editing. Our top priority is to meet the needs of patients with commitment and compassion. Along with our commitment to science and to our patients, we also endeavor to create an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. Sangamo is a company where individuals can flourish, grow and develop their expertise.

We are seeking top talent to join our mission. Let’s build a better future together.

Stock Symbol: SGMO

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Phone
(510) 970-6000
Location
7000 Marina Blvd
Brisbane
CA
94005
United States
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