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Contracts Manager

Job details
Posting date: 19 September 2019
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 October 2019
Location: Oxford, OXF, OX4 6LT
Company: Oxford Biomedica
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 23383

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Summary

A talented manager and business partner is required to provide additional expertise and support shaping our Intellectual Property & Contracts function (IPC) which ensures our contractual agreements meet our company policies and procedures.

Oxford Biomedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy and our work is helping to deliver life changing treatments.

Gene and cell therapy is the treatment of disease by the delivery of therapeutic DNA into a patients cells, providing long term and potentially curative treatments for a wide range of diseases. With the potential to transform medicine, the sector holds significant promise with the first commercial products now launched and others rapidly approaching the market

**Duties & Responsibilities **


* Partner with our Lab Management, Engineering and Facilities functions supporting their contractual needs
* Review, draft and negotiate agreements in accordance with company policies, procedures and business requirements
* Proactively collaborate with Procurement to seek opportunities for savings through new supplier agreements and consolidation of existing contracts
* Manage processes and procedures relating to agreement request, drafting, negotiation and finalisation and to advise on such processes and procedures
* Work with the Contracts Director to design and implement policies and procedures covering the negotiation and management of supplier contracts
* Oversee day-to-day management of the contracts database for supplier related agreements
* Perform risk assessment of proposed terms and conditions and develop strategies and recommendations to minimize potential risk to the business
* Keep track of status of unsigned agreements and following up where necessary
* Handover of negotiated agreements to internal contract requesters to explain obligations
* Line manage more junior member(s) of contracts team

**Required Education & Experience **


* Educational qualification to at least degree level
* Significant experience of generation, review, negotiation and management of a wide range of agreements with other parties
* Proven proactive business partnering & collaboration skills particularly within a procurement setting
* Previous line management experience
* Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Adobe; knowledge of databases

**We look forward to receiving your application.**

**No Agencies please.**

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