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Manager/Senior Manager, Contracts System & Management, Hawthorne NY

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JOB TITLE: Manager/Senior Manager, Contracts System & Management
REPORTS TO: Director, Senior Corporate Counsel
As a member of the Legal Department, this contracts professional will serve as the administrator for the contract life cycle management system (CLM) managed by the Legal Department and will provide oversight and support for its implementation, including responsibility for launch and training on the new CLM system. The contracts professional will also provide support for the Legal Department and its contract process
1. Serve as project lead for the implementation of the new CLM project.
2. Function as lead of the project, overseeing the successful completion of the implementation, launch, training, and administration of the new CLM system.
3. Act as liaison and ensure alignment to facilitate the implementation as to configuration and testing of the CLM system, as well as associated communications and training materials development and rollout, among the users, the Legal Department, the vendor and the implementation partners.
4. Develop, review and implement solutions needed for implementation and ongoing functionality of CLM at the operational level to ensure the optimal solution is implemented and maintained.
5. Assess and provide direction, guidance, and leadership, as needed to projects, processes, remediation efforts and other critical business needs associated with CLM, including the development of an enterprise CLM vision, objectives, strategies, and metrics for future phases.
6. Ensure alignment within the Legal Department on the CLM approach; identify issues, facilitate and drive solutions in support of the project’s objectives.
7. Ensure that quality and timeliness of deliverables for assigned tasks are met.
8. Serve as ongoing manager of the CLM and liaison between the user population of the CLM and the vendor and perform the following tasks on a daily and/or weekly basis:
- System issue reporting, tracking and resolution (e.g., performance issues, errors during contract creation)
- Internal user support (how-to’s, errors) for contract authors and contract requesters.
- Implementing systems enhancement and changes, including request portal changes, logging and tracking capabilities, user-interface, etc.
- Signatory delegation tracking.
- Reporting (e.g., development and generation of monthly contract request and completion metrics)
- Data QC – reporting and maintenance (e.g., contract linking, status cleanup)
- Finalize and maintain system to alert clients to key contract dates (e.g. renewal, expiration, etc)
- Development of training materials (e.g., training for requesters, contract type glossaries and other guidance) and conducting training sessions on an ongoing basis.
- Preparing, maintaining and revising process guides and procedures (e.g., contract request, contract routing and processing workflow)
9. Manage templates and develop clause library within CLM
10. Draft and review on an as needed basis various business contracts in a range of areas within guidelines provided by attorneys.
11. Support the Legal Department operations, including template development, development of playbooks, training initiatives, intake tool development and resource sharing.
12. Proactively follow up with clients, attorneys and external parties from the time the contracting request is received through resolution and execution to ensure shortest cycle times.
13. Any other projects as assigned by supervisor.
1. Bachelor's degree
2. 6 + years’ experience in contract systems administration and management
3. Significant knowledge of electronic contract management systems
4. Experience with computer systems error resolution, configuration & coding strongly preferred
5. Experience as a paralegal or other legal professional or in a contracts-related role preferred
6. Experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred
7. Good knowledge of general contracts procedures, as well as the regulatory, commercial and legal landscape related to contracts
8. Ability to identify and resolve technical, operational and organizational problems/problems relating to the role and to serve as an escalation point for technical challenges
9. Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
10. Ability to work independently, while meeting aggressive deadlines and juggling multiple matters
11. Ability to maintain an independent and objective perspective while developing and maintaining a strong partnership with internal client organizations
12. Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and clients at all levels of the organization and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees as assigned to this job. Nothing herein shall preclude Taro Pharmaceuticals from changing these duties from time to time and assigning comparable duties or other duties commensurate with the experience and background of the incumbent(s).
Taro Pharmaceuticals provides equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. No one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.

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