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Flagship Pioneering is a biotechnology company that invents and builds platform companies that change the world. We bring together the greatest scientific minds with entrepreneurial company builders and assemble the capital to allow them to take courageous leaps. Those big leaps in human health and sustainability exponentially accelerate scientific progress in areas ranging from cancer detection and treatment to nature-positive agriculture. 

What sets Flagship apart is our ability to advance biotechnology by uniting life science innovation, company creation, and capital investment under one roof in a way that is largely without precedent. Our scientific founders, entrepreneurial leaders, and professional capital managers are each aligned around an institutionalized process that enables us to innovate and transform for the benefit of people and planet. 

Many of the companies Flagship has founded have addressed humanity’s most urgent challenges: vaccinating billions of people against COVID-19, curing intractable diseases, improving human health, preempting illness, and feeding the world by improving the resiliency and sustainability of agriculture. 

Flagship has been recognized twice on FORTUNE’s “Change the World” list, an annual ranking of companies that have made a positive social and environmental impact through activities that are part of their core business strategies, and has been twice named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.

This is an outstanding career opportunity for a highly motivated Contracts Manager/Senior Contracts Manager to join the Legal team at Flagship Pioneering. The ideal candidate will have experience in preparing and negotiating a broad range of template-based agreements. The candidate must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills to effectively manage competing priorities and multiple situations at one time. This position requires the ability to proactively build organizational knowledge and relationships and think critically and creatively to support problem-solving and ensure strong communication flow and follow-through. 

The candidate will work as a member of the Contracts function within Flagship’s Legal Department, reporting to the Senior Counsel, Employment and Contracts. The candidate must efficiently manage a large volume and variety of contracts for various Flagship entities. This position has high visibility across the organization and requires a proactive, positive, and professional approach. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Independently reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a large volume of agreements including confidential disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, master service agreements, statements of work, amendments and various other agreements using Flagship templates or vendor templates, in each case with attorney supervision. 
  • Identifying potential legal and business issues and escalating as needed to resolve
  • Identifying and implementing improvements to contracting process
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal collaborators and stakeholders across all departments
  • Communicating with internal clients and external vendors on a regular basis regarding diverse contract matters

Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience managing contracts, preferably in the life sciences industry. This role is not open to licensed attorneys 
  • Experience with the Cobblestone contract management system is highly valued
  • Hands-on experience independently drafting, negotiating and managing a wide variety and volume of contracts with attorney assistance as needed
  • Experience working in a law firm or in-house legal department preferred
  • Self-motivated individual who has the capacity to build trust amongst colleagues and work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment; exceptional time-management and prioritization skills, detail oriented, able to manage multiple contracts and projects simultaneously under tight timelines
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to think creatively to find common ground in contract negotiations, to conduct research to evaluate applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines, with attorney help as needed
  • High level of responsiveness and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; excellent customer service; ability to actively manage stakeholder expectations
  • Positive outlook, willingness to learn and contribute, commit to personal growth and a team-oriented attitude; the ability to adapt to new/evolving processes will be key

 

The position is being posted as a Hybrid work structure. Hybrid is a flexible combination of both remote and in-person work at our Headquarters in Cambridge, MA. 

Flagship Pioneering and our ecosystem companies are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

At Flagship, we recognize there is no perfect candidate. If you have some of the experience listed above but not all, please apply anyway. Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We are dedicated to building diverse and inclusive teams and look forward to learning more about your unique background.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team.  Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto

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