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Contracts Manager

Company: Moderna
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Role

Moderna is seeking a highly capable Contracts Manager with strong contract development and negotiation skills. This key role will report to the Director of Medical Affairs Operations and will be responsible for processing of contracts from drafting, review, negotiation, approval through execution, analysis, tracking, and reporting. This is an exciting and interdisciplinary role for a qualified, organized, and motivated individual.

The candidate will be expected to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and nimble environment of an emerging company that depends on strong links and collaboration with external stakeholders (HCPs, research organizations, technology providers, alliance partners, etc.).

Here's What You'll Do

  • Draft contract documents for outsourced services. Coordinate cross-functional review. Review contract documents, ensuring the use of appropriate templates and adherence to master service agreement terms as applicable. Negotiate budget and contract terms as needed in collaboration with legal department and business stakeholders, ensure that final contracts cover the necessary scope and are consistent with company requirements, applicable regulations, and good business practices.
  • Ensure effective and efficient end-to-end management of assigned contract requests from contract request through approval and execution.
  • Manage contract maintenance including:
    • Ensure contracts executed by Moderna are requested and tracked within contracts management system
    • Maintain contract archive
    • Prepare reports as needed
    • Review metrics related to the contract process and take appropriate action to improve efficiency and timeliness of contract processing
    • During all stages of activities, interact with internal customers, procurement, legal and finance departments, and other functions as appropriate, managing high volume of contract requests to meet project timelines.

      Here's What You'll Need (Minimum Qualifications)
      • Bachelors degree in scientific, business, management, or legal discipline or related field
      • 4+ years' experience working in a pharmaceutical, life sciences or related industry
      • 2+ years of experience in contract negotiation/management

        Here's What You'll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)
        • Outstanding communication skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, an innovative approach to problem-solving, and an integrated view of business and scientific issues.
        • Strong organizational and facilitation skills as well as great attention to detail.
        • Ability to work independently and successfully in a matrix environment, and to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
        • Ability to work in a multicultural team environment and interact with a wide variety of customers. Must be able to relate effectively to people at all levels of the organization.
        • Skilled at developing and maintaining professional interpersonal relationships with colleagues internally and externally in order to complete the given tasks. Demonstrates professionalism, poise and a positive attitude.
        • Ability to integrate cross-functional issues and balance competing priorities effectively.
        • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient.
        • Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software (MS Office skills such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint).
        • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

          Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:
          • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
          • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
          • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
          • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
          • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
          • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
          • Adoption and family-planning benefits
          • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
          • Generous paid time off, including:
            ---Vacation, sick time and holidays
            ---Volunteer time to participate within your community
            ---Discretionary year-end shutdown
            ---Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
          • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
          • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
          • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
          • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
          • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
          • Location-specific perks and extras!

            About Moderna

            In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

            Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

            Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

            Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

            Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

            Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

            Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We're focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

            Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)

Keywords: Moderna, Macon , Contracts Manager, Executive , Atlanta, Georgia

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