Associate Director, Contract Management & Legal Af

at Incyte Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value.

The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules.

Job Summary (Primary function)

The Associate Director, Contract Management & Legal Affairs, is responsible for managing Incyte's contracting process and ensuring that this process is not only consistent with Incyte's legal and record-keeping obligations and the Contract Management Policy, but also meets the needs of the various client groups. Additionally, the Associate Director coordinates closely with the System Owner of Incyte's Legal Contracts Management System (a Salesforce-based system called ICE360).

Essential Functions of the Job (Key responsibilities)

Work with Incyte management and client groups to ensure that the contracting process aligns with Incyte's Contract Management Policy and supports a wide variety of organizational needs, requests, and objectives, such that all departments have successful contracting experiences.

Establish and lead a Contracting Center of Excellence (CCoE) to identify and implement best practices across the contracting space. As envisioned, the CCoE will include contract specialists from across Legal, the ICE360 System Owner, and potentially representatives from IT, Procurement, and client/business groups.

Proactively seek out and identify opportunities to create efficiencies in the contracting process and to automate or streamline repeatable/routine contracting tasks (e.g., developing and maintaining standard contractual templates and mapping such templates into ICE360).

Collaborate with the ICE360 System Owner, system developers, and IT to evaluate and respond to requests for ICE360 enhancements (such as adding features, creating reports, and integrating ICE360 with other systems) and assess the impact of any such enhancements on Incyte's overall contracting process. With the broader ICE360/IT team, identify and assess opportunities to enhance/update ICE360 or, as appropriate, to consider alternative contract management systems as technology evolves.

Maintain a working knowledge of pre-contracting requirements across different Incyte functions (e.g., Procurement, Compliance, Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Pharmacovigilance) and collaborate with those teams to facilitate an effective and streamlined pre-contracting/contracting process and associated business user experience.

Participate in Procurement-led initiatives to implement and/or enhance Incyte's global supplier onboarding systems (e.g., SAP) and processes, to the extent these systems and processes interact with contracting and/or ICE360.

Create, roll out, and lead clear, concise training on Incyte's contracting policies and processes, including use of ICE360.

Work with ICE360's high-volume users within the business units to help establish best practices for contract lifecycle management.

Act as liaison between and among internal clients, company attorneys, outside counsel, and external vendors with respect to contract administration.

Negotiate and draft various corporate contracts (e.g., for services, consulting, confidentiality, etc.) and other legal documents.

Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)

Paralegal certificate and/or Bachelor's degree.

At least 5+ years of in-house pharmaceutical legal experience.

Strong knowledge of contract management systems.

Ability to lead matrixed teams and to work collaboratively in cross-functional environments.

Team player who thrives on the energy of a fast-paced environment.

Experience with all aspects of contract life cycle management within pharmaceutical industry

Familiarity with the design and administration of legal databases.

Excellent project and people management skills.

Strong detail orientation and focus on quality work product.

Ability to manage and prioritize projects under tight deadlines.

Strong written, oral communication, interpersonal, and organization skills.

Excellent problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Strong computer skills, including knowledge of and experience with using Microsoft applications such as Excel, Word, and... For full info follow application link.


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Job Posting: 841075

Posted On: Sep 04, 2021

Updated On: Sep 18, 2021