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Senior Counsel, Contracts (£10,000 hiring bonus*)-144414

Company: PPD
Location: Europe, Middle East & Africa-UK-England-Cambridge
Reference: 144414
Closing Date: 18 Jul 18
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 47 countries and approximately 20,000 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.

For more information, visit www.ppdi.com.

We are seeking a Senior, line manager within PPD’s commercial contracts negotiation division of PPD’s legal department. The commercial contracts team are based in Europe and the US and handle the negotiation of PPD’s commercial contracts globally.

This position will be based in Cambridge, UK (or Wilmington, North Carolina) at our site in Granta Park on a full-time permanent basis. There is a possibility of home working.

Key responsibilities:

  • Negotiates a variety of commercial contracts between PPD and third parties (client and suppliers), and in respect of these negotiations and commercial contracts.
  • Drafts, reviews, negotiates and provides legal advice in respect of complex agreements with third parties.
  • Serves as a legal advisor to PPD and its internal functions and senior and executive management.
  • Uses experience and expertise to identify and mitigate risks where possible in respect of PPD’s contractual relationships with clients and suppliers, and ensures senior management are apprised of any remaining risks with the information necessary to make informed business decisions.
  • Advises internal customers and senior and executive management of risk and mitigation strategies and serves as a member of tactical or strategic planning committees.
  • Manages more junior members of the department and assists in handling escalations and complex commercial contract negotiations..
  • Assists in other legal matters, as requested by departmental management, and participates in committees as needed.
  • Provides training to other functional groups within PPD on contract requirements and other legal matters.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Qualified lawyer
  • Approximately 5-7 years PQE and prior contracts related experience in a legal context or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Accomplished communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective organizational skills and strong attention to detail with proven ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Must be flexible and able to reprioritise workload to meet changing project needs
  • Proficient MS Excel and MS Word skills
  • Excellent English and grammar skills
  • Accomplished analytical and decision based thinking with a proven track record of excellent risk assessment skills
  • Mastery drafting and negotiations skills with proven track record
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team player
  • Must be able to strategically develop processes designed to increase efficiencies whilst minimising risk
  • Must be able to manage more junior team members with a proven track record of doing so previously
  • We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including company car/car allowance, healthcare, pension, life assurance, annual performance related bonus, 25 days holiday and a flexible benefits package.

*We are offering a one-off hiring bonus of £10,000 to direct candidates for this role (payable on successful completion of probationary period)

Apply for this job: Senior Counsel, Contracts (£10,000 hiring bonus*)-144414

Contact Information:

Address:  PPD Cambridge
Granta Park
Great Abington
Cambridge

CB21 6GQ
England
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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