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Associate Contract Specialist/Paralegal – North America at BeiGene
$79.000 - $109.000
27 Apr → 27 May
BeiGene continues to grow at a rapid pace with challenging and exciting opportunities for experienced professionals. When considering candidates, we look for scientific and business professionals who are highly motivated, collaborative, and most importantly, share our passionate interest in fighting cancer.
BeiGene is seeking an associate contract specialist/paralegal to provide contracting support for BeiGene’s franchise-aligned teams in North America. Together with other members of the North American Legal team, this role will support the contracting needs of our Commercial, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Market Access, Healthcare Compliance, and other business functions in the United States and Canada.
The successful candidate will have at least two (2) years contracting experience, preferably including time with a biotechnology/pharmaceutical company. This position provides an excellent opportunity to join a growing and dynamic Legal and Compliance team and to have a key role in BeiGene’s global growth and expansion.
Flexible work arrangements available.
Under the supervision of Sr. Counsel/Counsel, manage a high volume of contracting complexities requiring strategic thinking, problem solving, communication, and prioritization skills
Partner cross-functionally to support the development of contracting approaches for evolving business strategies
Develop contract templates based on evolving business needs and customer contracting strategies
Evaluate current contracts to determine risks and necessary revisions resulting from changes in policy, strategy, legal guidance, new products, and divestitures
Ensure contract terms and conditions are compliant with applicable laws and regulations as well as accurately reflect BeiGene intent and strategy
Resolve disputes with customers over specific terms and conditions
Quantify potential financial impact of disputes and escalate for review as appropriate
Ensure team is meeting all SOP and legal/compliance requirements
Participate in special projects and successfully drive change with the organization as needed.
Work with other members of the NA Franchise Legal team or, as appropriate, as an individual contributor to support business objectives and ensure compliant pull-through.
In-house pharmaceutical experience
Excellent interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication with a proven track record of building relationships and interacting with senior leaders and external customers.
Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills across cross functional teams in a highly matrixed role – significant partnership required with extended stakeholders across the various NA Franchise businesses
Experience with customer negotiations, influencing, problem-solving and facilitation skills
Understand of contracting challenges with ability to develop effective resolutions
Capable of working in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
Effective presentation skills
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions and responds to management direction.
Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Shares expertise with others.
Adaptability – Able to adapt to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and development areas; Pursues training and opportunities for growth; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
Salary Range: $79,300.00 - $109,300.00 annually