Manager, Contracts - Strategic Corporate Transactions
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Bristol Myers Squibb Company (“BMS”) is looking for an experienced individual to join its Law Department. The Contracts Manager - Strategic Corporate Transactions position will report to the Sr. Manager, SCT, Contract Management. The Contract Manager is a non-attorney position within the transactional law department. In this role you will collaborate closely with the attorneys in your aligned category(ies) to understand and support client contracting needs and priorities.
The Contracts Manager will be the first legal escalation point for contract facilitators for your aligned contract types &/or client groups. This position will review and respond to third party redlines, and support business stakeholders in understanding potential risks. This person will alleviate demands on transactional attorneys by conducting redline reviews, answering questions, and providing appropriate guidance and training to facilitators and other internal stakeholders, including on contracting process and template selection.
Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Conduct legal review, redlining, and negotiation of routine contracts with minimal supervision for assigned categories as well as the drafting, and negotiation of more complex contracts under the guidance of transactional attorneys for assigned categories.
Provide guidance and explanation of risks on contract matters to internal stakeholders including procurement and business clients.
Partner with transactional attorneys, commercial law and compliance attorneys, and other SMEs to draft and update contract templates.
Develop and maintain fallback guidance and other internal contract legal support guidance documents.
For legal-led transactions without dedicated contract facilitation support, serve as primary point of contact for external parties, engage internal stakeholders in negotiation decisions, and manage contracts through the negotiation process.
Project management and operational support for various contracting initiatives, including SCT-driven template maintenance and updates.
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of three (3) to six (6) years prior work experience in contract management at a large company or contracts service provider.
Strong understanding of key contract provisions and ability to review and respond to redlines.
Experience in applying organizational standards when drafting contracts and negotiating terms.
Ability to systematically analyze complex problems, draw relevant conclusions and implement appropriate solutions.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with a strong client focus, and comprehensive understanding of contracts and ability to convey complex information in a way that others can readily follow.
Excellent negotiating and persuasive skills, both in one-on-one and group situations.
Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is a strong plus.
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