General Information

Location: Princeton, NJ, Remote

Organization: WCG

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements

ABOUT WCG: WCG’s clinical solutions are built on a foundation of best-in-class clinical services companies. We deliver transformational solutions that stimulate growth, foster compliance, and maximize efficiency for those performing clinical trials. WCG is proud to serve individuals on the frontlines of science and medicine, and the organizations striving to develop new products and therapies to improve the quality of human health. It is our role to empower them to accelerate advancement, while ensuring the risks of progress never outweigh the value of human life.

WHY WE LOVE WCG: At WCG, our employees are our most valuable asset and as with all our assets, we invest in them with an eye toward future success. We provide each eligible employee with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their personal and financial health and to help them make the most of their future.
  • Comprehensive Benefits package - Health, Dental, Vision, Life Disability, 401k with match, and flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Programs and additional work/life resources
  • Referral Bonuses and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid time off including holidays, vacation, and sick time
  • Opportunities for career development with on-the-job training, certification assistance and continuing education reimbursement
Expected annual base salary range: $62,460 to $97,000 
GPS Level: P3

This role will be primarily responsible for contributing to WCG’s legal team in contract negotiation and related activities in support of commercial and vendor contracts. This role is expected to support all tasks involved in WCG’s contract lifecycle management, including independently reviewing and negotiating contracts on behalf of WCG with oversight from an attorney, if needed. In addition, this role may support other activities of the legal department including corporate governance, subsidiary management, IP, compliance, litigation, and legal operations.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Paralegal Certificate helpful.
  • 5+ years of contracting experience required, past work in life sciences/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 or similar software is preferred.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft office suite, including high level of Word, 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 accountabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
  • At the direction of the Chief Legal Officer and Assistant General 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.
  • Provide expertise and leadership in drafting, reviewing and negotiation of statements of work/work orders, change orders, amendments, service agreements, master service agreements, and various 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 in support of legal department activities as assigned by supervisor. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here.