Contracts Paralegal at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (US) in Boston, MA

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We are seeking an experienced paralegal to join our whip-smart and highly respected Legal team at the company's world headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. The team is committed to a trusting and collaborative culture where we value growth and development. We engage proactively with our business colleagues to truly understand them and to deliver results for our company and for patients. If you thrive in a fast-paced, hands-on, and team-oriented environment, we'd love to talk to you!

Job Summary

The individual in this position will be responsible for providing contracting support with a focus on general and administrative functions, including information technology, human resources, and facilities & operations. This person will also provide support to a number of company-wide contracting initiatives.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Draft, negotiate and review contracts for the company's general and administrative functions, including providing support to the Company's information technology, human resources, operations, quality and corporate functions.
  • Interpret existing contracts and advise on contract interpretation issues.
  • Support ongoing company-wide contracting initiatives, including policy development, template standardization and adoption of contract-related technologies.
  • Proactively prevent or minimize legal risk to the company, and help drive legal strategy to align and achieve business strategic goals.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with business leaders on critical contract- and legal-related matters, including proactively educating clients on contract review and submission processes.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • A bachelor's degree and 3 or more years of experience working on drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts, with significant experience in technology and software contracting strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize competing projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

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