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Lead Contracts Attorney

Company: Agios Pharmaceuticals
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:



Lead Contracts Attorney



Location



Agios Pharmaceuticals HQ



Job Code

940



# of openings

1




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Lead Contracts Attorney

Agios (agios.com) is a biopharmaceutical company committed to applying our scientific leadership in cellular metabolism to transform the lives of patients with cancer and rare genetic diseases. We are growing rapidly with an active research and discovery pipeline across both therapeutic areas. Agios has two approved oncology precision medicines and multiple first-in-class investigational therapies in clinical and/or preclinical development.

Agios is seeking a dynamic contributor to lead a team that works across all functions at Agios as a trusted partner to proactively facilitate the efficient negotiation and execution of contracts with a focus on client service, professionalism and a high level of attention to detail. The position will work as a member of the Agios Legal function, reporting to the Vice President, Commercial Healthcare Law.

Key Responsibilities


  • Manage the overall corporate contracting process at Agios from intake to signature, working closely with the Finance team and other cross-functional stakeholders

  • Implement enterprise-wide contracts management system

  • Negotiate contracts common to the biotechnology industry, such as Sponsored Research Agreements, Materials Transfer Agreements, Master Services Agreements and other business agreements to support Agios's operations

  • Supervise non-lawyer legal professionals in the negotiation and finalization of standard legal agreements, such as Confidentiality Agreements, Consulting Agreements, and Clinical Trial Agreements

  • Work in close collaboration with other lawyers and with cross-functional teams to support the drafting and negotiation of significant strategic contracts

  • Manage Agios's library of template agreements and develop playbook for negotiation of template agreements

  • Undertake special projects as requested

    Minimum Requirements


    • J.D. and bar admission with a minimum of five to seven years of experience

    • In-house experience required. Experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech or healthcare industry strongly preferred

    • Experience with people management preferred

    • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • Ability and track record of successfully working in cross-functional teams to progress projects

    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work streams simultaneously

    • Strong client service orientation and business acumen

    • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced, high-performing, fluid, and collaborative culture

    • Desire to be a part of a highly innovative company aimed at helping patients with serious diseases

    • Ability to manage and develop a high-performing team



Keywords: Agios Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge , Lead Contracts Attorney, Legal , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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