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Director, Clinical Contracts

Company: Eikon Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Hayward
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon's discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.PositionThe Director of Clinical Contracts will be an integral part of Eikon's growing legal team. They will support the Company by independently managing the clinical contracting process and negotiating, tracking, and managing a wide range of complex agreements necessary for the clinical operations of a growing biopharma company. This role will include oversight of third party contract negotiation resources, such as FSPs and outside counsel, and being responsible for monitoring associated budgetary spend. The Director of Clinical Contracts will also support non-clinical contracting across various other departments as needed. This role will have deep support when needed (both internally and via third party resources), but also the ability to work autonomously and drive decision-making. In addition, given the state of Eikon's lean and nimble legal team, there may be opportunities to support other non-contracting related projects where there is interest and need, such as helping to develop, implement, and train internally on policies and procedures, such as those related to healthcare compliance and data privacy. This role will report into the Associate General Counsel and collaborate across all functions. Work Location: Hybrid/Flexible - this role is considered an on-site role but does allow for remote work from time to time, depending on business needs.About YouYou are a strong conversationalist, able to communicate risks and suggest solutions, prioritize business requests appropriately, excel working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive deadlines, are result-oriented, process-driven and consistently deliver excellence in your work. Using common and good business sense with attention to detail, you will seamlessly prioritize and track contract requests and projects, determine the root cause of challenges and embrace this dynamic growth opportunity.What You'll Do

  • Develop and manage the strategy, planning, oversight, and delivery of global clinical site contracts and non-site contracts across the clinical drug development cycle.
  • Manage the clinical contracts process from start to finish, including drafting, negotiation, and execution of agreements.
  • Direct vendor oversight of the management of Functional Service Providers (FSPs) involved in the contracting process.
  • Ensure that all contracts are in compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines, and that they accurately reflect the needs and objectives of the company.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with vendors and service providers.
  • Monitor and track contract performance metrics to ensure that clinical contracting support vendors and service providers are meeting their obligations.
  • Work with and foster improvements upon Eikon's contracting process and its CLM system.
  • Contribute to and support cross-functional or departmental projects to improve processes relating to our contracting and clinical procurement process, including those relating to our CLM system.
  • Participate in departmental or other special projects as needed.
  • Work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment with the ability to escalate issues when appropriate.
  • Enjoy taking on new challenges with a knowledgeable (and fun!) team to support you along the way.Qualifications
    • 12+ years of experience with a BA/BS in a relevant discipline OR 10+ years of experience with a graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as a JD.
    • Experience negotiating clinical development contracts in a pharmaceutical/biotech company or university setting.
    • Thorough understanding of clinical operations, including regulatory requirements, data management, and the drug development process.
    • Ability to foster strong relationships with both internal and external partners.
    • Global clinical site contracting experience, including site contracting, site budget negotiation, and fair market value assessment procedures.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Knowledge of the current global and regional trends in clinical outsourcing and contracting.
    • Knowledge of the healthcare compliance landscape and Data Privacy Regulations/Laws (e.g. GDPR, HIPAA).
    • Demonstrated abilities to communicate clearly, and collaborate effectively with leadership, colleagues, and third parties.
    • Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining document databases and/or contract management systems.
    • Excellent project management, prioritization, multi-tasking and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to work and make decisions independently.The expected salary range for this role is $187,000 to $215,000 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Keywords: Eikon Therapeutics, Inc., Hayward , Director, Clinical Contracts, Healthcare , Hayward, California

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