Contracts Management Attorney
Direct Reports (list)
Reports to (title)
To be completed by Corporate Compensation:
FLSA (USA only)
Job Summary - a concise overview of the job
The Contracts Management Attorney will provide timely legal counsel on contract management matters enterprise-wide under the direction of the Senior Counsel. The Attorney will strategically and efficiently lead, coordinate, facilitate and manage contracts requests across multiple business segments through the provision of legal counsel and support and will also provide legal support for non-contract related matters to the branded business. The role will manage implementation of the Endo contract management process, including use of Team Connect. In addition to leading support for the contract management process, the position will, in coordination with in-house and outside counsel, provide regulatory and commercial legal support to assigned areas of the U.S. Branded Pharmaceuticals business.
All incumbents are responsible for following applicable Division & Company policies and procedures.
Scope of Authority - span of control (work unit, site, department, division, etc.), monetary value of budget/spend authority ( capital, operating, etc.), P&L responsibility, etc.
Key Accountabilities - key outcomes/deliverables, the major responsibilities, and % of time
% of Time
+ Operate with considerable independence in consulting, advising, and representing the Company on a variety of highly complex legal matters.
+ Serves as the day-to-day leader of contract management processes, with strong project management skills, legal analysis, and quality standards.
+ Provides appropriate legal advice and counsel to business colleagues to assist the Company in managing risk with respect to contract-related matters.
+ Review policies, standards, and procedures for contracts management.
U.S. Branded Pharmaceuticals Legal Support
+ Provides appropriate legal advice and counsel to business colleagues to assist the Company in managing risk with respect to commercial legal matters
+ Assist with other special projects as assigned
Education & Experience
Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience and certifications required for the job
+ Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required.
+ Bar admission in Pennsylvania.
+ Minimum five years senior level experience with vendor or other third party contracting at law firms, corporate legal departments, or other service providers required.
+ Previous attorney position at law firm, corporate legal department or other relevant service provider.
Proficiency in a body of information required for the job
e.g. knowledge of FDA regulations, GMP/GLP/GCP, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, etc.
+ A deep understanding of pharmaceutical contracting across various business segments, including R&D, Commercial, and corporate support areas (e.g., Finance, IT, etc.).
+ Understanding of laws and regulations applicable to pharmaceutical marketing and commercialization.
+ Understanding of contracts management programs and requirements.
Often referred to as “competencies”, leadership attributes, skills, abilities or behaviors that may be enterprise, functional or job specific e.g. coaching, negotiation, calibration, technical writing etc.
+ Demonstrated success in the management of multiple projects ranging in size and scope, with an emphasis on larger more complicated matters.
+ Good research skills with an ability to analyze and interpret complex information.
+ Effective verbal and written communication skills supporting interaction with various levels of employees and management (e.g. diplomacy, advocacy and “active” listening skills).
+ Excellent client relationship skills, which include the ability to proactively manage client expectations.
+ Excellent judgment and ability to make concrete recommendations.
+ Leadership abilities coupled with strong personal accountability and initiative.
+ Ability to multitask under pressure.
+ Excellent organizational, planning, prioritization and problem-solving skills.
+ Customer service demeanor; approachable, respectful and polite.
+ Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, both within the Company and with outside suppliers.
+ Superior technical communication skills.
+ Flexibility in unanticipated situations.
+ Ability to own tasks from start to finish with limited supervision.
+ Expert level PC user with deep familiarity utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.
Physical & mental requirements e.g. lift 40 pounds, walk across plant/warehouse, business travel (% of time), driving as part of work responsibilities, etc.
+ Possible business travel - minimal (5%)
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.
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