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Associate Counsel/Counsel (Contracts)-138178

Company: PPD
Location: Europe, Middle East & Africa-UK-England-Cambridge
Reference: 138178
Closing Date: 27 Feb 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits:

Job Summary:

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. ...

Requirements:

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 18,500 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health.

We are seeking someone to join our Legal Contracts team at either an Associate Counsel or Counsel level. This position will be based in our Cambridge office on a full-time permanent basis.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide legal advice and support in the drafting, review and negotiation of agreements with minimal oversight.
  • Serve as the primary contact (within the department and with internal and external customers) for Agreements assigned to his/her group while working autonomously.
  • Ensures that PPD's best interests are protected at all times and that senior and executive management have the information necessary to make informed decisions and grant approvals for business risks.
  • Provides recommendations and alternative mitigating resolutions to departmental management and senior management.  In addition, upon request, makes recommendations to Executive Management with regard to risks, strategies and recommendations.
  • Assists with customer disputes and participates in committees as needed.     
  • Provides training to other functional groups within PPD on contract requirements.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  •  Qualified lawyer
  •  Minimum of two years’ (five for Counsel level) prior negotiation experience in a legal context
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail with proven ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively
  •  Flexible and able to re-prioritise workload to meet changing project needs
  •  Comprehensive MS Excel and MS Word skills
  •  Excellent English and grammar skills
  •  Excellent analytical and decision based thinking
  •  Capable of drafting and negotiating  routine contract provisions  autonomously and complex contract provisions, with oversight
  •  Must be able to work independently and as a team player
  •  Must be able to provide direction to other employees
  •  Must be able to identify issues and escalate appropriately

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Contact Information:

Address:  PPD Cambridge
Granta Park
Great Abington
Cambridge

CB21 6GQ
England
Tel:  +44 1223 374100
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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