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Associate Manager Legal Contracts

Req #: 17001408
Location: Boudry, Boudry CH
Job Category: Legal
Work Location: Route de Perreux 1 BOUDRY 2017
Organization: Celgene Management SaRL
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Other Locations:Switzerland- Boudry


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of contracts with minimal  supervision and within established guidelines set by the Legal Department

• Partnering with internal clients to drive resolution in contract and contract  compliance matters

• Work with internal clients to understand business objectives and expectations  and to provide advice on contracts and contract compliance

• Identifies training needs and defines training plan_ internal and external

• Deliver Training on contracts and compliance to affiliates and central  departments• Draft and review SOPs

• Support Contracts Manager in a variety of projects

• Manage contract templates and keep them up to date with the corporate  policies and country specific requirements

• Identifies key performance indicators and manages the development of reports  on these indicators.  Analyze data, propose corrective actions and present to  management 

• Ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, ethical practices, company  values, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations• Proactively identifies process improvement opportunities and drives  execution• Lead internal and cross-functional projects

• Line Manager: manage, coach and develop contract specialists, including  supervising their work. Accountable for the performance of the team

Skills/Knowledge Required:

• Qualified through education, training and/or work experience in the areas of  responsibility, including people management and review and drafting of  contracts

• Strong communication and negotiation skills, and excellent writing and editing  abilities

• Solid experience and understanding of legal terms and conditions

• Strong leadership skills

• Role-model for following set processes and procedures

• Strong interpersonal skills to work as a team-player and to effectively work with  people of diverse rank and culture across a variety of business disciplines• Ability to quickly grasp business objectives, prioritize and organize work and multi-task

• Ability to work successfully under tight deadlines

• Ability to identify, define and prioritize risks and communicate those to  appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution

• Recognizes and solves routine and non-routine problems. Demonstrates an  insight into potential problems and impact for the business

• Pro-actively proposes solutions on a regular basis and successfully executes

• Experience working with a contract management and archiving system or  other database document management system 

• Fully committed to the job to deliver outstanding work product and a strong  service orientation and positive “can-do” attitude

• Accurate and precise, logical and organized, flexible and receptive to change 

• Ability to work independently, organize and to deal effectively with a broad  range of personalities • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point software programs

• An interest in the life sciences field

• Excellent English language skills absolutely required, additional languages are  advantageous


• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in law or equivalent

• Minimum 5 years work experience in drafting, reviewing or negotiating  contracts in a multinational company

• Experience in compliance, project management, procurement, sales is a plus

• At least 2 years’ experience in people management


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