Contracts Specialist

Remote - Raleigh, NC /
G&A – Commercial /
Full Time
You will be a part of the Demetrix Commercial Team, administering the contracts management process of a variety of agreements including statements of work, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, equipment purchase/ equipment maintenance service agreements, and contractor agreements. This role will support the business with various matters, including coordinating the entire contract process (i.e., triaging internal legal support requests including commercial team, HR, Facilities, and R&D labs), obtaining input from vendors/suppliers/consultants to clarify quotes, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), Master Service Agreements (MSAs), and Statement of Works (SOWs) and other documents as assigned. The individual in this role will examine contract documents in detail, including verification of basis of estimates, assumptions, and compliance with Demetrix templates. The Contracts Specialist must be proficient in understanding contract terms, articulating positions to the business, and ensuring internal customers effectively understand the impacts of the agreements. Additional responsibilities include tracking trademark /copyright filings, processing vendor/supplier invoices, development and maintenance of a filing process to manage all legal documents. This includes creating standard file nomenclature, developing a process to manage expiring contracts, and maintaining up-to-date information for internal customers.

Your Impact:

    • Assist internal customers with drafting of NDAs, MSAs, SOWs, renewals, amendments, and other documents based on the company standard templates as assigned. 
    • Review and redline requested edits to various Demetrix template-based agreements, escalating to Senior Contract Manager as necessary. Promptly advise internal customer of necessary changes and/or issues.
    • Prepare and route contracts for signature from authorized company representatives through DocuSign. 
    • File and distribute fully executed contracts in accordance with established processes.
    • Track and maintain correspondence and supporting documents for trademark/copyright applications.
    • Ensure contracts are appropriately named and filed. Maintain a contract tracker and monitor expiring documents. 
    • Work with Senior Contract Manager to develop and implement the contracts management process and legal document template directory. 
    • Assist Senior Contract Manager with ad hoc projects and requests (i.e., corporate governance related tasks).

Your Experience:

    • We will actively consider equivalent work experience or certification(s) (i.e. paralegal) in place of a degree; however, a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or business discipline is preferred.
    • Minimum 4 years a proven track record of contracts work, at least 2 years contract experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech and/or university setting is a plus.
    • Strong logical reasoning, prioritization, and organization skills.
    • Working understanding of legal issues in drafting, reviewing, and redlining commercial contracts including NDAs, MSAs, and SOWs based on standard templates.
    • Able to multitask and manage the various volume of requests with attention to quality.
    • A quick learner who excels in a deadline-driven, fast-paced start-up environment.
    • Ability to effectively communicate applicable legal language to internal customers at various fields and levels and to provide excellent customer service to our internal stakeholders.
    • Ability to work independently as a self-starter
    • Must leverage critical thinking skills to be able to creatively solve most problems.
    • Team player attitude, high work ethic and reliability.
    • Proficient with standard office suites such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Google Applications (Mail, Calendar, Documents, etc.).
We’ve got you covered:

Our employees are the most important part of what makes our company what it is and we want to provide our team with the best benefits we can. Demetrix offers a variety of benefits to help support our employees and their families outside of work, including:
Health Benefits
Flexible Vacation
Food on campus
EAP Resources
Headspace App
Commuter Benefit
Education Allowance Benefit
Voluntary Benefits including Pet Insurance

Some other points:

We welcome applicants of any and all backgrounds with demonstrated abilities in the skills needed to meet our mission. We are always on the lookout for new talent who embrace change and are willing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in life.
Demetrix is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Employment with Demetrix is at will. This means your employment is for an indefinite period of time and it is subject to termination by you or Demetrix, with or without cause, with or without notice, and at any time.
The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive.

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