General Information

Location: Princeton, NJ

Organization: WCG

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: This role will be primarily responsible for contributing to WIRB - Copernicus Group’s legal team in contract negotiation and related activities in support of commercial and vendor contracts. This role is expected to independently review and negotiate contracts on behalf of the Company with oversight from an attorney, if needed.


To be considered for U.S.-based positions unless currently employed by WCG, where permitted by applicable law (including any applicable reasonable accommodation, medical or religious exemption), candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by start date.


  • Bachelor’s degree. Juris Doctor preferred.


  • Paralegal Certificate helpful.


  • 5+ years of contracting experience required, past work in CRO and/or pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Excellent professionalism, outstanding business judgment and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and analytical skills.
  • Competency in and a comfort level with contract management systems, experience with Conga Novatus or similar software is preferred.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft office suite, including high level of Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat knowledge.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

  • At the direction of the General Counsel and Senior Counsels, serve as primary support for WCG’s Legal Department contracting group. Drive successful negotiation of commercial contracts through application of legal knowledge and business acumen.
  • Provide expert level support of WCG’s contracts repository and contract lifecycle management software, Conga Novatus.
  • Provide expertise and leadership in drafting, reviewing and negotiation of statements of work/work orders, change orders, amendments, service agreements, master service agreements, and legal agreements with vendors and clients. Review of client and/or vendor requested edits to prepared documents; promptly advise team lead of necessary changes and/or issues.
  • Develop negotiating position and timeline, engage with customers and suppliers, and provide management with updates on contract status. Work with relevant functions and internal stakeholders across multiple business units to draft, review, negotiate and manage execution of various client and vendor agreements.
  • Liaise with business leaders on opportunities for contracting process improvements and the integration of companies acquired by WCG.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here.
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the position.


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PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform sedentary work which includes sitting for long periods of time and occasionally required to lift 25lbs (11.3 kg). Further guidance on physical activities, requirements, visual acuity, and working conditions is available in HCM.

Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Position Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms.