Senior Director of Contracts, Legal

Nimbus Therapeutics

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 06/08/2021
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  • Company Address: 784 Memorial Drive Suite 100, Cambridge, MA, 02139

About Nimbus Therapeutics

Nimbus Discovery is leveraging an asset-centric, virtual drug discovery model that exploits a breakthrough in silico technology.

Job Description

About the job

Nimbus has an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional Senior Director of Contracts, Legal to join our team. The Senior Director of Contracts, Legal will be responsible for independently overseeing the contracts function in support of Nimbus’ discovery and development efforts. This individual will oversee a wide variety of contracts with CROs in the US and outside the US. This role will report to our Chief Business Officer and collaborate cross-functionally in tandem with the procurement team.

In this role, you will:

    Review and negotiate Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Master Consulting Agreements, Consulting Appendices, Amendments, Clinical Contracts and other agreements in accordance with Nimbus’ business structure, legal standards and project timelines
    Approve all contracts pre-signature
    Assist with, serve as resource, and review BD Contracts
    Serve as contact for legal contract questions within and outside the company
    Interface with external contracts attorneys
    Collaborate in the development and maintenance of processes and procedures (templates, tools, documents, etc.) internally to standardize work flow and manage risk. Communicate processes/procedures to internal team as needed
    Ensure contract repository is accurate and up to date
    Maintain relationships with counterparts at CROs/vendors; address or delegate vendor queries and issues
    Understand vendor service offerings and stay current with industry trends and the legal and regulatory landscape
    Partner with Senior Contracts / Procurement Specialists on training colleagues on contracts processes & procedures
    Complete special projects including supporting deal transactions and collaborating on department-wide or company-wide initiatives, as requested

These Qualifications Will Help This Role Be Successful

    A J.D or a Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 8-10 years experience drafting, negotiating, and executing contracts in the biopharmaceutical industry
    Thorough understanding of the contract process, including contract evaluation, negotiation, approval and execution
    Knowledge of the Drug Discovery and Development process
    Demonstrated business acumen; skilled at integrating legal advice with business acumen and sound judgment
    Demonstrated ability to multi-task, problem-solve and operate in a fast-paced environment
    Experience working directly with CROs
    Familiarity with Conga Contracts Management software systems (preferred) and Office 365 Suite experience (required)
    Outstanding organizational, written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong attention to detail
    Preferred familiarity with Compliance/Quality Systems

A Snapshot of Nimbus

Nimbus is a ~40 person, biotechnology company located in the thriving biotech hub of Cambridge, Massachusetts. We transform drug development by integrating computational drug discovery techniques, a cutting-edge computational chemistry platform and other advanced technologies to design breakthrough medicines for patients.

We focus on promising targets in metabolic disease, oncology and inflammation. These include both emerging and well-validated targets that have proven intractable to others in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.

Nimbus offers a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, team-focused work environment. The culture is intellectually stimulating, flexible and results-oriented. Joining our team of 30+ people offers significant opportunities to grow professionally and personally.

We also offer a top-notch benefits package (health, dental, life, vacation, and employer 401K contribution ). Being part of Nimbus (a Nimbi, if you’re curious), allows you to become part of a small close-knit professional team that strives to bring out the best in each other by working hard and having fun together.Join Nimbus. We are making a difference and you can too.

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Nimbus is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nimbus does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

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