As a Contract Manager, Sales & Marketing / Human Capital contracts you are part of the Global Procurement organization in the Risk, Contracts & Compliance (RC&C) team's Professional Services Contracts (PSC) group. You will report directly to the Senior Contract Manager and support Third Party Risk Management processes including contract drafting and negotiation. The position is located in South San Francisco, California.
Global Procurement is a key function that delivers value to Roche by leveraging market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of goods and services and the management of Roche's third party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, Global Procurement helps bring innovative tests and medicines to patients. The RC&C organization partners with stakeholders to provide fit for purpose third party risk management and contracting solutions for each engagement based on risk and complexity.
The PSC team delivers legal, compliance, business, and internal process expertise to implement contracts that support Commercial and Operations business objectives while complying with all internal company polices, and standards.
The Contract Manager will support Third Party Risk Management processes including contract drafting and negotiation. In day to day operations, time and effort will be required to support and collaborate with a select number of functional stakeholders and cross-divisional global, regional and local procurement stakeholders. The Contract Manager will support document development and negotiations for the PSC team within RC&C.
Guide Procurement staff (and project related staff as appropriate) and provide opportunities for professional development and contribute to feedback for project related staff.
Foster teamwork and create a work culture that values collaboration across relevant functions, including functional service providers.
Understand the vision, mission and strategy of Global Procurement, RC&C, sub-team(s) and business partners. Work closely with Procurement and Business stakeholders to deliver the strategy through contracting operations. Manage outsourced business processes in a matrix structure and execute operational tasks when required to maintain service levels. Assure issue resolution and maintain understanding of key aspects of the business process.
Demonstrate solid knowledge of general contracting operations and applicable systems. Advise business partners and understand the importance of issue and business partner relationship management to guarantee process and contract compliance.
Provide insights for effective decision making. Measure metrics and KPI's for all the related sub processes and monitor performance against established Service Level Agreements. Support fair market value assessments through good understanding of fair market value concepts and applicable anti-kickback laws. Apply financial concepts and terminology in contract operations.
Execute process related communication and reporting for distribution through appropriate business channels.
Draft contractual provisions based on strategy discussions, stakeholder input, and organizational needs and expectations. Ensure incorporation of all applicable internal policies and/or directives (e.g. HCP/HCO compliance.)
Negotiate and apply skills in new situations. Ensure negotiations are authorized and planned following requirements of all parties, alignment to organizational objectives and within limits of delegated/contractual authority. Lead negotiations teams and guide other professionals in negotiations.
Apply legal, compliance and/or 3rd party risk management concepts to discuss complex terms and conditions, and guide/advise other professionals and business partners. Maintain & increase extensive delegation of authority from Legal to approve most clauses. Identify risks involved in the related area of responsibility and procurement.
Ensure capability specific material and information is up to date and communicated to Procurement and business partners. In alignment with the Capability Building function, provide content input and delivery support for process specific training to global and local stakeholders.
8+ years related business experience, 3-6+ years with JD, PhD, or Masters
3+ years contract management experience
Risk management experience
Demonstrated contract drafting and negotiation skills
Excellent analytical, communication, influencing and networking skills
Business level fluency in English
JD or paralegal credentials or equivalent experience is desired
Availability and willingness to travel (air and ground both domestic and internationally) up to 5% of time
JD or paralegal credentials or equivalent experience
Knowledge of Roche Procurement and business stakeholder policies and processes
Additional specialized professional legal, compliance or procurement-related certifications (e.g. IAPP Privacy Certification, C.P.M. or equivalent)
HR/benefits/insurance contracting experience
Experience working in global environment