Contract Specialist

Benchling

North America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 02/16/2021
  • Website: benchling.com
  • Company Address: 555 Montgomery Street Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA, 94111

About Benchling

Benchling makes life science research faster and more collaborative.

Biotechnology has the potential to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges, such as disease, renewable energy, clean water, and hunger. The brightest minds are working on these problems but they are equipped with archaic tools. We aspire to fix this and increase the rate of scientific output with a web-based platform that allows researchers to design and run experiments, analyze data, and share results.

Job Description

Over the next 10 years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing and cell therapy will dramatically change how we treat cancer and other major illnesses. Biofuels and biomaterials will transform the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science and synthetic biology will produce sustainable and ethical food. Benchling’s mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this future, and magnify its impact, through modern software.

Every day, scientists around the world use Benchling in their efforts to solve humanity's most pressing problems. For these scientists, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research.

Benchling was founded by a team of MIT graduates and has raised funding from Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and Y Combinator. Our customers include pharmaceutical giants, leading biotechs, and the world's most renowned research institutes.

We are looking for a dedicated Contract Specialist who will play a critical role in supporting our growth by providing contract management, support and guidance to various stakeholders across Benchling.

 

WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON

  • Report directly to the Head Deal Desk
  • Review, revise, and in some cases negotiate various contracts (MSAs, SLAs, SOWs, NDAs, etc) in support of Benchling’s sales organization and other business units
  • Administrate an internal contract review system. Manage the contract management and review processes for the company’s agreements globally
  • Partner with revenue accounting, sales operations and other relevant teams to ensure agreements are consistent with internal policies and processes
  • Assist with setting standard form agreements and legal processes, while helping set guidelines for deal-specific customizations

 

ABOUT YOU

  • Have at least 5 years of legal experience in a Contract Manager/Analyst or similar role in a technology-focused company (required)
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (required). JD degree preferred.
  • Gained solid experience reading and analyzing RFPs, drafting and editing various SaaS agreements, and communicating legal terms to counterparties.
  • Are able to partner with several cross-functional teams
  • Can explain complex concepts in a clear, succinct and concrete way
  • Can manage deadlines and deal with ambiguity and change
  • Experience working in the Life Sciences industry is a plus
  • Experience with contract management platforms and processes is a plus.



OUR VALUES

  • Empower through information. We explain the "why" behind every decision, unless there are highly sensitive circumstances. We're honest about how we're doing, especially in difficult times. We believe that sharing information builds trust and enables better decision-making.
  • Rely on tenacity. Hard work is one of the greatest factors to determine success and is fully under our control. We must make the most of every day by bringing the highest level of determination. Dreaming big is not enough.
  • Raise the bar. Pushing ourselves and others to improve will be uncomfortable and at times result in failure. However, it's critical to our success. We're dedicated to creating a place where everyone feels challenged to improve.
  • Build a lever. We choose to build tools and infrastructure that will help others make world-changing innovations. There's less glory in it, but in the words of Archimedes, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."

 

PERKS AND BENEFITS

  • Work with a talented yet humble team
  • Competitive compensation & equity package
  • Monthly health & wellness stipend
  • 401k
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Weekly virtual social events, and annual company retreats
  • *$1,000 work-from-home stipend

*In following best practices and safety protocols, all Benchling employees are expected to work remotely until we are further advised that it is safe for employees to resume work in their respective office locations. To support remote work conditions, Benchling provides each employee a one-time stipend of $1,000 upon commencing employment, and additional discounted employee purchase plans for home-office equipment.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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