Associate, Contract Specialist in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 6/29/2020

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Job Description

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the contracting process including creation, review as well as: (A) overseeing the day-to-day execution of the contract management procedure for the Company (including, the R&D division, the U.S. Business Division, and the U.S. Corporate Division (including global groups)); (B) providing employee training on the contract management policy and procedures (C) working directly with attorneys, business owners and vendors on negotiation of contracts, (D) tracking all contract status in electronic contract lifecycle management system and creating contract reports for management.


Oversee and provide day-to-day execution of the contract management process for the business colleagues across the Company. Act as a contact person for the process, intake contract requests, prepare contracts, work directly with internal clients (varying levels) and external vendors. Work with in-house attorneys to review legal language for company agreements. As necessary, negotiate with third party with support from manager or attorneys to resolve contract language disputes.

Responsible for updating and maintaining resource guidance and other helpful documentation to assist employees with the contract management process. Review key proposals for modification, training, concerns or issues.

Provide continuous training on contract management process and technology to ensure compliance by all DSI employees, including new hires. Assist in developing and conducting of company-wide contract training and train smaller groups of employees.

Assist in the implementation of contract system(s) updates and maintenance of the electronic contract lifecycle management system.

Provides support for other projects within Legal and Corporate Affairs as requested and assigned.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Associates Degree required; B.A. or B.S. preferred.
  • 2-3 years relevant corporate and/or pharmaceutical contracting experience preferred.
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.