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Sr. Contracts Manager

Company Summary

Annexon Biosciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of novel therapies for patients with classical complement-mediated disorders of the body, brain and eye. The Company’s pipeline is based on its platform technology addressing well-researched classical complement-mediated autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease processes, both of which are triggered by aberrant activation of C1q, the initiating molecule of the classical complement pathway. The Company’s first product candidate, ANX005, is a full-length monoclonal antibody formulated for intravenous administration in autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders. The Company’s second product candidate, ANX007, is a monoclonal antibody antigen-binding fragment (Fab) formulated for intravitreal administration for the treatment of neurodegenerative ophthalmic disorders. Based on learnings from its initial trials, Annexon is advancing its current programs while evaluating additional orphan and large market indications. Annexon is deploying a disciplined, biomarker-driven development strategy designed to establish that each of its product candidates is engaging the specific target at a well-tolerated therapeutic dose in the intended patient tissue.

Desired Candidate Profile

Annexon seeks an exceptional candidate with a strong background as a contracts manager. In this highly visible role, you will join our fast-paced legal team, reporting to our Division Counsel, and have the opportunity to work independently across the company to assist with a full range of legal services.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Draft, review and manage a wide range of day-to-day contracts including CDAs, Consulting Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, Manufacturing and Supply Agreements, Terms and Conditions of Sale and Purchase, and Research Collaboration Agreements.
  • Support the design and administration of Annexon’s contract lifecycle management system by assisting with contract management processes to include facilitating contract workflow, tracking contract negotiation and execution, filing completed contracts and perform training on company’s contract process when needed.
  • Provide daily legal support to various internal clients regarding contractual obligations and effectively address legal and business questions.
  • Communicate contract process expectations to internal clients and provide status updates as necessary.
  • Define risks and be able to communicate those risks to appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution.
  • Provide day-to-day support to Annexon’s legal department, including assistance with the company’s intellectual property prosecution activities.
  • Interface with teams across the company to gauge and anticipate legal needs.
  • Handle miscellaneous legal tasks on an as needed basis under direction of attorneys.
  • Provide a high level of client satisfaction.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or JD is a plus.
  • At least 7 years of contracts management experience supporting an in-house legal team is highly desirable.
  • Preferred in-house experience at a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or high-tech company, with a focus on contract drafting and process management.
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals at all levels inside and outside of the organization in a positive and effective manner.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, meticulous attention to detail, ability to manage changing priorities and workflow, and the ability to effectively advance multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, rapidly-growing workplace, with a keen interest in providing a consistently high level of service.
  • Able to work independently while exercising initiative and good judgment.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic.

Annexon is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.