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Job: Contracts Attorney, Alcami, Wilmington, NC

General Information

Job title:
Contracts Attorney
Job location:
Wilmington, NC  28405 United States
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Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Position Summary

The Contracts Attorney is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a broad range of contracts.  This person must have strong business acumen, attention to detail, and thrive in a challenging environment.  The ideal candidate is self-motivated, capable of re-prioritizing workloads with little notice and possess a willingness to work in a fast-paced, sometimes challenging environment.  This position reports to the EVP, Client Services and will interact with appropriate business units to streamline activities that affect contracts and delivery of services to the Company. The position focuses heavily on contract review and management of contract workflow and processes. The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

 Essential Functions

  • Revises, edits, and prepares redlines of complex commercial contracts, including master services agreements, laboratory service agreements, collaboration agreements, development agreements and other commercial supply agreements

  • Assists in ongoing periodic review of Company contract templates, contract playbooks, Company guidelines, and contract policies and procedures.

  • Analyzes the legal and business obligations set forth within contracts and evaluate risk or potentially unfavorable language.

  • Supports commercial counsel with drafting and revising contracts, Company contract templates, Company guidelines, and Company contract policies and procedures.

  • Assists in maintaining Company’s internal tracking system of all pending contracts and matters.

  • Manages the Company’s contract management system and ensure on-time processing of all contracts from initial request through execution.

  • Evaluates the commercial and legal risk to the Company and suggests appropriate contract structures or terms that will provide effective risk management.

  • Analyzes the legal and business obligations set forth within contracts and elevate any issues to commercial counsel or commercial development as appropriate.

  • Provides support to the Company’s business units and commercial counsel as related to contracts and interpretation of contractual issues.

  • Drafts template contracts, correspondence, memoranda, and other documentation as needed.

  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.

Education and Experience

  • Admission to state bar + minimum 2 years professional experience in a law firm or corporate setting required.

  • Prior experience in a CMO/CDMO, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred.

Alcami Non-Negotiables

  • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.

  • Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety-first culture.

  • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.

  • Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.

Alcami Core Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.

  • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.

  • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.

  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.

  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.

  • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.

Functional Competencies

  • Strong understanding of legal issues and risks pertinent to contract drafting and administration.

  • Solid understanding of contracting in life science companies, including the development, clinical and commercial contract processes

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, work independently, find solutions and think strategically

  • Ability to complete tasks with little direction or need for supervisory follow-up, while having good judgment on when to seek guidance.

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly redlining in Microsoft Word).

  • Ability to work with SalesForce, DocuSign, and Apttus software.

  • Experience working under pressure and ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

Decision Making and Supervision Required

  • Uses professional concepts and critical thinking to solve complex problems.

  • Independently determines methods and procedures, including assignments and the work of others. 

   Travel Requirements

  • Up to 5% travel required.

Job Requirements

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(Job number: 4048308)
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