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Commercial Contracts Counsel

Company: Genomic Health
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: July 21, 2018

Job Description:

This Commercial Contracts Counsel position will be responsible for providing excellent and pragmatic commercial contracting support for the US business, including all types of procurement and commercial contracting. This individual will work with Legal Department colleagues to establish a common approach to contracting that supports an efficient, high quality and client-focused contracting experience. As an attorney for GHI, this individual will also support the business by reviewing and updating internal policies, providing training within and external to the department, and leading special and cross-functional projects requiring Legal input and support.

RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:



  • Negotiate, draft and support US contracting for company stakeholders worth millions of dollars revenue and annual spend for the Company.
  • Work collaboratively with Deputy General Counsel to develop and maintain legal policies and procedures for ensuring data privacy and protection globally.
  • Assist in managing outside counsel and responsible for supporting the Company's commercial contracting needs.
  • Be a thought leader in the department for best practices for Legal department operations and management, and lead implementation of continuous improvement projects
  • Educate the Legal Department, executive leadership and other applicable company stakeholders regarding commercial and contracting best practices and Legal department policies.
  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with subject-matter experts across the company (e.g., intellectual property, compliance, commercial, finance and the like) to ensure appropriate viewpoints, risks and opportunities, including unique and complex issues, are considered in the contracting process.
  • Provide rapid, practical, creative/innovative (?) business-oriented legal/commercial contract advice directly to business clients
  • Working on other commercial legal matters supporting the business as they arise
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy General Counsel and Legal department leadership from time to time.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    REQUIRED



    • J.D. from an accredited law school, admitted to practice in California
    • 5+ years of experience as a licensed attorney with a top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience in
    • advanced contract drafting skills
    • Able to draft and close complex commercial agreements across a variety of substantive areas, including
    • Strong leadership potential and team-orientation, with the ability to influence functional stakeholders and provide the business with pragmatic legal advice
    • Strong, clear communicator, able to "decide it", and communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely
    • Adept at thinking strategically and developing processes to enhance efficiencies and maximize leverage with limited resources
    • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
    • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality and pragmatism
    • Must be highly detail and multi-task oriented
    • Excels in cross-functional and collaborative environments with ability to influence key stakeholders.
    • Self-starter, resourceful, sense of fun, and strong work ethic


      DESIRED



      • Strong command of US laws applicable to the healthcare, laboratory, and/or life sciences sector, such as HIPAA
      • Knowledge of intellectual property and healthcare compliance considerations pertaining to US contracting on behalf of the company.





        Physical Requirements



        • Travel Requirements:10%
        • Use of computer, and or telephone for long periods of time may be necessary.
        • Considerable periods of time may be spent concentrating and or analyzing data
        • Considerable periods of time may be spent communicating verbally and in various written forms including presentation material and email with other people
        • At times, stress may be experienced.
        • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary
        • Some lifting (greater than 25 pounds) may be necessary; Facilities, Materials and Engineering employees occasionally must lift at least 50-75 pounds.
        • May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation (GENERALLY LABORATORY & CUSTOMER SERVICE EMPLOYEES ONLY)






          Company Profile:Genomic Health is a global provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests that address the overtreatment of cancer, one of the greatest issues in healthcare today. Our goal is to improve the lives of people with cancer by providing personalized, biological information that helps them get the right treatment at the right time, and to avoid unnecessary treatments and their side effects. In this way, our work is truly life, changing.



          • Our Oncotype IQ Genomic Intelligence Platform is a portfolio of diagnostic tests that help physicians and patients answer specific and critical treatment questions throughout the cancer journey
          • We currently offer Oncotype tests addressing breast, colon, prostate and lung cancers and hundreds of thousands of patients from over 90 countries have benefited from our tests.
          • The Oncotype DX breast cancer test is considered standard of care in the US and is included in all major international clinical guidelines for breast cancer treatment.
          • We are expanding our portfolio of tests to include additional liquid- and tissue-based tests through clinical research and internal product development as well as strategic partnerships.

            Join the Genomic Health Team, and have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer, while developing your career potential. We embrace our unique culture characterized by our Core Values of Community, Truth Seeking, Being Ahead of the Curve and Winning to be the best in the world at what we do. We maintain competitive total rewards programs designed to satisfy our employees' work life and personal life needs.

            All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

            Keywords: Genomic Health, Walnut Creek, Commercial Contracts Counsel, Legal, Redwood City, California

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