Contracts Manager

Company Description
We are a leader in liquid biopsy. Every day we transform the lives of cancer patients and their families through the power of liquid biopsy. Our tests unlock essential genomic information from a simple blood test and allow clinicians to make more informed treatment decisions for their patients.

We are dynamic and innovative, focused on the development of new ground-breaking technologies in a fast-paced and international setting. Our exceptional team of talented and driven individuals work together to combine their energy and expertise in world-class research, product development and commercialization to bring new tests to the patients that need them.

If making a difference is in your DNA and you are ready to join the liquid biopsy revolution, then you could be just the person we are looking for to join our team based in Cambridge, UK!

Role Overview:

Develop, execute and maintain contracts and agreements between lnivata, Ltd/lnivata, Inc. and external parties. Liaise between internal and external clients to prepare, review and support negotiation of various company contracts. Apply appropriate risk management considerations balancing the business and legal or corporate risks. Provide ongoing monitoring and support of obligations which exist under live contracts.

Key Responsibilities:

• Main point of contact for support regarding maintenance of company contract templates and execution according to corporate policies (including contract types: clinical collaborations, clinical studies, procurement lab/equipment, service providers, CDAs, term sheets)

• Provide first-pass review of incoming contracts, thinking creatively and strategically about how to protect Inivata’s business while enabling the proposed work to go ahead in a timely fashion

• Ability to advise business on risks, spotting potential issues and making suggestions to improve the position. Ability to draft proposed amendments for review by outside counsel

• Manage contract review process by internal stakeholders, outside counsel and organising and driving the contract negotiation process with third parties, where necessary

• Support contract negotiations with vendors and familiar with internal budget, payment processes, etc.

• Notify internal parties of expiring contracts/agreements provide support to extend or terminate

• Maintain overall awareness of other ongoing obligations, such as particular timelines, reporting duties and the like to ensure company compliance with existing contracts

• Maintain Contract Management System and keep up to date

• Take ownership of internal policies and procedures, oversee execution of contracts ensuring compliance such internal policies, and update if necessary

• Ensure that employees understand and comply with company contracts/agreements and provide training and updates as needed

HIPAA/GDPR Compliance: Position will

Agree to abide by Employment and Confidentiality Agreements and End User Policies
Commit to stay up to date on training requirements for HIPAA/GDPR
Understand the importance of the proper handling and disposal of ePHI and agrees to follow HIPAA/GDPR Regulations
Abide by the requirements for the proper disposal of equipment containing ePHI
Agree to report breaches and the improper handling of ePHI to the Company’s Privacy and Security Officers
Produce and adhere to proper validation documentation

Technical Requirement:

o 10ys + experience in alliance management and/or contract management with technical undergraduate degree; or

o Law degree plus 5yrs + experience in alliance management and/or contract management

Skill requirement:

• Proven work experience as a Contract Manager, Alliance Manager or other relevant role

• Applied knowledge of legal requirements involved with contracts

• Excellent reading and language comprehension in combination with a keen attention to detail, to enable thorough review of clauses to highlight business risks and issues

• High degree of customer focus for both internal and external customers and proven ability to work with all levels of the organization and external partners

• Proven organisational, management and leadership skills

• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, with strong Word skills

• Exceptional communication skills (oral and written)

• Hands-on, proactive and conscientious

• Exercise appropriate levels of confidentiality and discretion in disclosing or protecting confidential and privileged information belonging to lnivata or third parties under CDA

• Diagnostics or pharma industry experience a bonus

• Experience with ContractsWorks contracts management software a plus

• Good working understanding of GDPR/Data protection requirements a plus

Other information
Our Values guide all our activities:

We are BOLD with the delivery of cutting edge science.

We are PASSIONATE we love what we do, our purpose and our impact on patients is clear

We are CARING we care for our patients, our partners, customers and colleagues

Inivata Limited is based in Cambridge, UK.

No agencies please.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Application Closing Date: 
29 November