Counsel, Lead, US Commercial Contracts

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Counsel, R & D Contracts Counsel

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Counsel, US Commercial Contracts

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R & D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver

Better Health and a Brighter Future

to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

A typical day will include:


Counsel is responsible for drafting, analyzing and negotiating various contracts and other legal documents for Takeda and supporting the contracting process within the US Commercial Law Team to provide first class legal services. Provides guidance and support to Takedas clients and liaises with other counsel regarding contracts matters. Responsible for promoting and supporting the goals and objectives of the US Commercial Law Team. Responsible for special projects as delegated by Lead Counsel.


Contract Support

- Timely preparation, review and negotiation of a high volume of contracts and other related documents, including but not limited to master agreements, service agreements, supply agreements, consulting agreements, statements of work, IT contracts, contracts in support of Global Procurement, and other legal documents

- Review and analyze contract terms and conditions to determine compliance and assess risk and engage appropriate stakeholders in contract review and assessment

- Support development of contract template language

Relationship Management

- Build relationships with key internal clients, including those in the Legal Team and Global Procurement, to facilitate contracting and procurement and support established policies and processes

- Build relationships with critical support functions, including tax, insurance, compliance and others to ensure contract templates contain current applicable language

- Serve as point of contact for Shire internal clients on contract negotiation and other contractual matters

Process Support

- Support development of training programs and train internal clients and external vendors on Shires contract request and review process, including global procurement processes

- Participate in development of appropriate processes to improve efficiency and enhance department capabilities

Education & Experience Requirements

- Undergraduate degree required, JD required

- 3 - 8 years of experience supporting commercial contracts within a legal organization

- Knowledge of pharmaceutical/biotech industry and healthcare compliance requirements preferred

- Ability to influence and leverage relationships within and across functions

- Excellent communications skills (oral and written)

- Organized, responsible, detail-oriented and proactive

- Works independently and able to exercise good judgment

- Competent in multi-tasking and managing competing priorities and client demands


- 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

- Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions

- Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

- Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

- Community Outreach Programs

Empowering Our People to Shine

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Boston, MA

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  • Re-142983
  • Permanent
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