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Contracts Manager

Company: Norstella
Location: United States
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Norstella | Contracts Manager 
As part of a global legal team, the Contracts Manager, based in the US, will be an initial point of contact to generate, review, edit and negotiate customer commercial agreements, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), vendor agreements and other legal documentation as necessary. This role is to support the legal team as well as minimize operational and legal risk during the formation of contract agreements. The Contracts Manager will also help organize execution, management and storage of customer contracts. 
  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements (contracts with customers for sales of products and/or services, NDAs, contracts with suppliers and other terms and conditions), with rising level of complexity and minimal direction, according to departmental contract negotiation guidelines and procedures.
  • Coordinate the expertise of multiple internal departments into a strategic position to proceed with negotiations, minimizing risk and maximizing value to the organization.
  • Implement and utilize a contract management tracking database.
  • Provide training and guidance to the sales team, peers, and other stakeholders regarding contract terms, contract review procedures, and negotiation strategies.
  • Address contract related issues as they arise, with appropriate escalation to Legal Counsel and Head of Commercial Legal when required.
  • Propose and assist with the development of tools for the enhancement of contractual processes and documentation.
  • General administrative duties to support the legal department (eg filing, photocopying/scanning, printing, updating schedules, tracking deadlines and expiry dates etc).
  • Identify process improvements that will facilitate effectively mitigating and managing legal business risks, reduce outside counsel costs, improve quality of service, and ensure compliance with the businesses’ legal requirements. 
  • Assist in development of best practices regarding processes, procedures, and policies.
  • Be flexible and dependable in daily work schedule.
  • Additional projects and duties as assigned.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience required.
  • Strong organizational skills required: flexibility and ability to juggle multiple tasks, often to tighten deadline and determine workflow priority.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Expertise in at least one relevant practice area (commercial/corporate/contractual/regulatory).
  • Data licensing, technology and/or SaaS experience preferred.
  • Significant independence in comprehension and drafting of commercial contracts and other relevant documents.
  • Strong MS Office skills essential.
  • Excellent English.
The guiding principles for success at Norstella:   
01: Bold, Passionate, Mission-First   
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients. Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.   
02: Integrity, Truth, Reality   
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights. Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t. By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.   
03: Kindness, Empathy, Grace   
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude. We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.   
04: Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance   
We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations. Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.   
05: Humility, Gratitude, Learning   
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work. We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.   
Employee experience is very important to us. On top of joining a supportive, diverse and ambitious team that welcomes all types of candidates. We are also flexible with different working patterns and prioritize promotions internally. Our benefits include:   
  • Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Basic Life and Personal Accident Insurance, Basic Disability Insurance, Voluntary Group Life Insurance, Voluntary Personal Accident Insurance
  • 401k Plan with Employer match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) – Open Vacation Policy
The expected base salary for this position ranges from $75,000-$85,000.00. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to base salary and a competitive benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.   
Norstella is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.   
Sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here- you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel passion and excitement, we’re just as excited about you.