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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 9:49 PM


Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for Lead Contract Specialist. The position will be based in Titusville, NJ, Toronto, Canada or any United States location.

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Support in the creation and maintenance of Clinical Trial Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements and negotiation guidelines. Support in the development of training related to Clinical Trial Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements and negotiation guidelines as required. Lead/support on the review and negotiation of customized and complex templates. Expedite contract negotiation and execution by acting as resource for first line negotiators to streamline requests to law department and avoid duplication of efforts among negotiators. Act as a point of contact with legal department to resolve complex legal issues while ensuring compliance with company process and strategy and subsequently disseminating information to negotiators.

Principal Responsibilities:
Support creation and maintaince of contract templates in accordance with changes in laws, regulations, or corporate policies

Support creation and maintaince of fallback language and negotiation guidelines related to contract templates

Support training on contract templates and fallback language and provide training to first line negotiators and others as required

Provide specialized support and guidance on the negotiation of CTAs and CDAs to first line negotiators

Work with the legal department to create risk assessments to support the decision making process

Access risks of legal terms and conditions independently and communicating them to stakeholders such as clinical team, law department, and internal team where appropriate. Provide guidance to 1st line negotiators, stakeholders and others as required.

Lead negotiations on Master Agreements and custom templates or those requiring extensive modifications and identify potential risks to the business

Lead contract negotiations on terms and conditions of high-risk and complex agreements and other relevant legal documents as they relate to clinical trials and company/departmental policies.

Coordinate with cross-functional departments to ensure consistency and compliance with process, external communications and policies

Assist in coaching/mentoring staff members.

Liaise with all members of clinical team as needed in addition to representatives of investigator sites, academic research organizations, contract research organization, and site management organizations as directed.

Identify and promote best practices. Adhere to SOPs, ethics and departmental compliance as determined by GCDO management as well as R&D companies, corporate, HCC and QA guidelines.

Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure proper dissemination and management of knowledge.

Monitor departmental processes to ensure compliance with corporate policies.
This is not an exhaustive, comprehensive listing of job functions. Other duties may be performed as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 5 years’ experience with contract law in the pharmaceutical/clinical research industry and/or equivalent competencies in relevant fields with demonstrated ability to conduct contract negotiation, legal research and analysis.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the clinical development process.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and sensitivity to cross-cultural communication.
  • Strong relationship management skills and experience.
  • Strong ability to work across different geographic regions.
  • Ability to work effectively across all levels of management.
  • Strong and proven issue identification and problem resolution skills.
  • Sense of urgency with ability to manage competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of PCs, MS Office and database management.
  • Business acumen and complex project management skills.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills with a strong drive to mentor and coach team members.
  • Ability to travel up to 15%.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree, Master of Laws (LLM) degree, paralegal degree or local equivalent.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Titusville
Other Locations
North America-United States, North America-Canada-Ontario-Toronto
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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