Dohmen Life Science Services

  • Associate Counsel, Contracts

    Job Locations US-WI-Milwaukee
    Job ID
    2018-2111
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Legal
  • Overview

    Dohmen is a family of companies working together to create a more efficient, effective and easy to use health experience since 1858. Why? Because we have a problem to solve: Our nation spends double what other countries spend on healthcare, yet, we aren’t any healthier. So we are using our time, talent and generations of expertise to do something about it. We are at an exciting stage of growth, as we merge with 5 other companies to form a conglomerate that employs the same values. As a result, Dohmen is in need of a Contract Attorney to work under its General Counsel. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a lean, unstructured environment and gleefully seizes ambiguity and opportunity to drive meaningful results. At this new chapter in the company’s history, we think like a start-up – innovating new solutions for this ever-changing industry. Each company is unique, but united in our vision.

    Responsibilities

    What does the job entail?

    The Associate Counsel, Contracts is an integral member of the Legal & Compliance Department who works with other members of the department to provide legal assistance to support the company’s needs. The Associate Counsel will be confident and proactive in his/her approach, have the ability to work collaboratively and also be capable of working autonomously, and be comfortable with, and skilled in, interacting with attorneys, senior management, and members of the Board of Directors. The responsibilities of the Associate Counsel include:

    • Prepares, reviews and/or edits legal contracts and documents such as confidentiality agreements, initial and amended by-laws, articles of incorporation, charters, and other corporate documents.
    • Review and negotiate professional services contract agreements and ensure agreements comply with State and Federal policies and procedures.
      • Types of agreements include clinical consulting and research, marketing and market access, payer contracts, logistics, patient assistance, pharmaceutical dispensing, and other agreements in the life sciences space.
    • Review/negotiate contract agreements with outside counsel/contracting representatives to address required terms and conditions.
    • Identify and escalate contract language issues to General Counsel according to policies.
    • Review/negotiate amendments to contract agreements.
    • Communicate clearly and effectively with contracting representative from applicable department(s) on material modifications to contract agreements that occur in the review/negotiation process.
    • Work in a high volume contract operations unit and ensure service level agreements for turn-around time and related deadlines are met
    • Understand and interpret applicable policies, laws, regulations, rules, guidelines, etc. Understand and interpret applicable institutional policies, laws, regulations, rules, guidelines, etc. Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills while working effectively as part of a team.
    • Perform other duties and assist with special projects as assigned.

    What kind of person are we looking for?

    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Relentlessly organized
    • Passionate about the power of well-crafted processes
    • Able to cut through noise and distill legal concepts into clear action items
    • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
    • Enjoys working autonomously and proactively on multiple projects
    • Confidently reprioritizes based on evolving needs or in response to new information

    Qualifications

    Professional Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with 5 + years of experience as a transactional attorney doing clinical trial contracts, negotiation, confidentiality agreements, supply side agreements, consulting, licensing, and/or data privacy.
    • Prior in-house experience preferred.
    • Experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or life sciences industry preferred.
    • Experience with IP search tools, databases, and docketing systems

     

    Non Negotiables:

    • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.
    • Follows all policies and leads by example.
    • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.
    • Complies with the Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy, and regulatory standards at all times.

     

    Functional Capabilities

    • Strong understanding of legal issues and risks pertinent to contract drafting and administration.
    • Strong understanding of contract and legal terminology.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs applicable to handling of corporate matters, as well as SharePoint, and CLM software

     

    Core Leadership Competencies

    • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.
    • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.
    • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient
    • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.
    • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.
    • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.

     

    What can we offer?

    • Competitive salary
    • Health insurance
    • Fitness benefits
    • 401k retirement savings plan
    • Paid parental leave

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