Contracts Manager

  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Kala is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics using its proprietary mucus-penetrating particle (MPP) technology, with an initial focus on the treatment of eye diseases. Kala has applied the MPP technology to a corticosteroid designed for ocular applications, resulting in two lead product candidates. The product candidates are INVELTYSTM(KPI-121 1%) for the treatment of inflammation and pain following ocular surgery, for which we have submitted a NDA, and KPI-121 0.25% for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, which is currently in Phase 3 clinical development.

 

Job Description

Kala is an emerging pharmaceutical company on the verge of commercialization. We are seeking an experienced Contract Manager to join a growing and dynamic organization.  This is an opportunity for the right individual to come on board and assist the Legal team with drafting and negotiating contracts, processes, and implementing a contract database.  Come join an experienced and highly motivated team!

Key Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Draft and edit contracts from scratch (i.e.: CDAs, MSAs, Consulting Agreements, Clinical Trial, etc.).

  • Manage contracting process from legal prospective and partner with Finance to assure coordination with PO requisition and approval.

  • Work with all company departments and vendors to negotiate and assure contracts include necessary legal terms.

  • Oversee contracting process and communicate it to the organization.

  • Manage contract database to ensure all contracts are properly archived.

  • Manage contract templates and assist company personnel with use of templates

  • Oversee lifecycle of agreements from request to execution and distribution to all parties.

 

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate will have:    

  • Minimum of 5 years of contracting experience required.

  • BS or equivalent is required.  A legal focus for the degree is preferred.  

  • Life Science/Pharma contract experience is preferred.

  • Experience with clinical trial contracts is preferred.

  • Extreme attention to detail.

  • Excellent organization and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills

  • Familiar with principles and practices of contract negotiation and compliance.

About Us:

Kala is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics using its proprietary mucus-penetrating particle (MPP) technology, with an initial focus on the treatment of eye diseases. Kala has applied the MPP technology to a corticosteroid designed for ocular applications, resulting in two lead product candidates. The product candidates are INVELTYSTM(KPI-121 1%) for the treatment of inflammation and pain following ocular surgery, for which we have submitted a NDA, and KPI-121 0.25% for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, which is currently in Phase 3 clinical development.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.