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Senior Paralegal

Company: TalentBurst, Inc.
Location: Marlborough
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Title: Senior Paralegal
Duration: 6 Months with high possibility of extension
Location: Marlborough, MA - (Hybrid Work - 2-3 days each week in office once office are fully re-opened)
Pay Rates: W2 Only (no C2C)
Job Description:
This is a Flex role, which allows for work to be completed from home while our offices are not fully opened due to the pandemic with occasional in-person meeting attendance. Once the offices are fully re-opened, this role will typically require onsite work 2-3 days each week, or more depending on business needs. Local candidates only with Pharma and/or Bio Tech experience required.

  • Looking for a talented, collaborative individual to join the SMPA Legal and Compliance Affairs Group as a Senior Paralegal.
  • SMPA supports numerous US and Global affiliates of the Pharma Group, Pharma Oncology, Inc., Biopharma, and their respective subsidiaries by providing professional shared services expertise to achieve greater efficiencies and enable discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative treatments to help patients. The SMPA Legal and Compliance Affairs team is staffed with approximately 35 experienced professionals who provide a broad range of strategic legal and compliance services to each of these affiliates, including Commercial Law, Contracts, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Corporate Governance, Litigation, and Business Development legal and compliance services.
  • Reporting to the VP, Head of Legal Affairs SMP Oncology, the Senior Paralegal will help drive excellence in both contract drafting and process infrastructure. You will work collaboratively with all groups within the company supporting the corporate legal department to administer and negotiate a high volume, extensive range contracts, including Clinical Trial, IT, General Administration, Supply and Commercial,. - In addition, you will be a key player on the team helping to assign and manage the contract flow with the contract attorneys.
  • Individuals applying for this job: (i) are comfortable working independently with a high degree of autonomy; (ii) have strong drafting skills; (iii) have strong critical and strategic thinking skills and (iv) a calm presence and a sense of humor.

    Essential Functions:

    • Draft, negotiate, and administer contracts under minimal supervision
    • Partner with business functions to draft and help negotiate master service agreements, standalone agreements, work orders, change orders, amendments, confidentiality, HCP-related Agreements, and IT-related agreements as needed
    • Management of contract template processes, including systematic reviews of templates and playbooks, and incorporation of best contracting practices and provisions
    • Manage the electronic contract management system (Agiloft) assignments to attorneys
    • Identify risks and issues, suggest alternatives that lead to the best solution
    • Develop and implement improvements to the contracting process and ongoing compliance
    • Monitor agreements throughout the contract life cycle
    • Partner with and help advise internal teams of company processes, contract status, and make recommendations based on company policies and standards
    • Work with internal attorneys and other business functions to ensure that templates and agreements are in compliance with legal requirements and best practices
    • Work on other legal projects as needed


      • Ability to independently draft, negotiate, and administer contracts including redlining of contracts and propose language
      • Excellent contract negotiating, drafting, and influencing skills; expert knowledge of contract structures and types, contract principles, contract tools and systems, and automation functionality.
      • Passionate about innovating the legal service delivery model; possess a strong "service" mindset.
      • Excellent communication skills; practical and enthusiastic problem-solver who is confident and calm under fire and can work independently in a dynamic, fast-changing environment.
      • Critical and innovative thinker with excellent business sense and judgment.
      • Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills; ability to build consensus, create momentum, work cross-functionally with other departments and varying levels of management.
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • Strong business acumen
      • Strong propensity to learn new software programs/systems
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and ability to learn other Microsoft Office applications
      • Experience with Contract Management systems, (Agiloft strongly preferred)
      • Ability to work successfully towards strict deadlines, as well as independently on multiple, simultaneous assignments
      • Good judgment in working with clients, and occasionally under ambiguous or challenging circumstances
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability to effectively collaborate in a dynamic environment


        • Bachelor's degree required; JD or paralegal certification preferred
        • 5+ years of direct contract experience, Biotech / Pharmaceutical Industry preferred

          Certifications & Licenses: - - - - - - - - - - - -

          • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and ability to learn other Microsoft Office applications


Keywords: TalentBurst, Inc., Boston , Senior Paralegal, Legal , Marlborough, Massachusetts

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