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Director Contracts

Company: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

For the safety of our employees and communities in response to COVID-19, Acadia has implemented a temporary work from home policy. As a part of this shift, we have migrated all interviews to virtual interviewing via phone and video. Position Summary: Manages Contracts Team and provides contract negotiation and review expertise for all company contracts activities. Provides support to the VP, Chief Compliance Officer with respect to the company's contract process, including negotiating agreements. Works closely with Legal colleagues and internal stakeholders across the organization. May interact with law firms and other external agencies. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages team of contract professionals.
  • Oversees Legal Department contract process with a continuous improvement mindset to identify and implement measures to increase efficiency and decrease risk.
  • Develop strong working relations with all relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate contracts relating to the company's business needs, such as confidentiality agreements, master services agreements, distribution agreements, lease agreements, university agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, clinical trial agreements, marketing agreements, consulting agreements, and the like.
  • Coordinate and assist in developing policies, procedures and systems to support and facilitate efficient contract development and analysis.
  • Keep abreast of current case law and trends in contract law.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned. Education/Experience/Skills:
    • Bachelor degree with a minimum of 10 years of contract review and negotiation experience, or appropriate combination of education and experience.
    • Experience leading a team or managing others.
    • Pharmaceutical industry experience strongly preferred.
    • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills.
    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Ability to gain trust at, and work with, all levels of organization.
    • High level of integrity with the ability to maintain the protection of proprietary and confidential information
    • Resourceful, solutions-oriented team player with the ability to collaborate with other team members on challenging projects.
    • Self-starter who will continuously look for opportunities to improve processes. Scope: Develops methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of functional area and related organizational objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional area and may impact the long term success of the Company. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Acadia is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? --*
      -- Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status)? --*
      -- Have you previously been employed by Acadia Pharmaceuticals? --*
      -- I hereby certify that I have not knowingly withheld any information that might adversely affect my chances for employment and that the answers given by me are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I further certify that I have personally completed this application. I understand that any omission or misstatement of material fact on this application or on any document used to secure employment shall be grounds for rejection of this application or for immediate discharge if I am employed, regardless of the time elapsed before discovery. --*
      -- U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Please select Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
      • Autism
      • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
      • Blind or low vision
      • Cancer
      • Cardiovascular or heart disease
      • Celiac disease
      • Cerebral palsy
      • Deaf or hard of hearing
      • Depression or anxiety
      • Diabetes
      • Epilepsy
      • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
      • Intellectual disability
      • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
      • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression Disability Status Please select 1 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.

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