Lubrizol Contracts Manager in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Contracts Manager

Particle Sciences, A Lubrizol Company is the leading CDMO for complex formulation development for the pharmaceutical industry, with over 20 years of successful experience and a solid base of clients ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies to small VC backed start-ups. As a member of the Particle Sciences, Inc. team, you will be working for a company that is engaged in important, exciting, and socially relevant projects. Particle Sciences is a fast-paced environment that features a variety of projects, technical challenges, and opportunities for growth. To learn more about Particle Sciences, A Lubrizol Company, visit www.particlesciences.com and https://www.lubrizol.com/Life-Sciences .

The Contracts Manager will review, provide business input and manage Particle Science’s (PSI) contracting processes in alignment with our priorities and strategies. Contracts include Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Quality Agreements, Licensing Agreements and others.

The Contracts Manager will report to PSI’s Vice President of Client Services and will have the opportunity to interact with a wide cross-section of the organization, including Legal, Quality, Finance and Development.

This individual will be responsible for the drafting, review, negotiation, execution and maintenance of a variety of contracts relating to PSI’s business and external customers, including pharmaceutical companies, not-for-profits, governments and industrial clients.

Responsibilities

  • Manage, draft, review, and negotiate agreements related to drug product development and production in partnership with key stakeholders and external parties (including outside counsel) as necessary

  • Track agreement progress, drive completion of contracts and update team on a weekly or more frequent basis.

  • Advise internal teams on contract lifecycle matters, including interpretation and enforcement, risk assessment, and compliance

  • Coordinate and assist in developing policies, procedures and systems to support and facilitate efficient contract development and analysis

  • Collaborate with Finance to ensure appropriate operations are met to fulfill contract obligations; support internal and external audits

Qualifications

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in business or a related scientific field

  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech/ industry in a contracting role, with understanding of key contract provisions across various commercial functions

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and concisely

  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to form productive partnerships

  • Strong commitment to detail, successful prioritization and time management skills; works with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines

  • Strong character and ethics, self-starter and interest in working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment

Particle Sciences’ headquarters is located in Bethlehem, PA, part of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley includes the cities of Allentown at http://www.visitpa.com/cities/allentown , Bethlehem at http://www.visitpa.com/cities/bethlehem and Easton at http://www.visitpa.com/cities/easton . The region is slightly over an hour to both Philadelphia and New York City, which places you right in the action. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, the Lehigh Valley is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play. This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, ski resorts, museums, casinos, shopping, restaurants, sports and nightlife. From the yearly Musikfest at http://www.musikfest.org/ festival, to skiing in the Poconos at https://www.poconomountains.com/ , to hiking or biking through the many state parks, you can make it happen right here in the Lehigh Valley at http://www.visitpa.com/regions/lehigh-valley .

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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