Celgene Sr. Coordinator, Legal Contracts in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Sr. Coordinator will provide a diverse range of contract review, negotiation and management support within the corporate Legal Contracts Department, with limited supervision.

The Sr. Coordinator will draw upon advanced training to make sound decisions when analyzing, preparing, negotiating, and revising a high volume of contracts that involve the purchase of goods and/or services such as equipment, materials, supplies, and products, as well as coordinating attorney review of agreements, as needed, in accordance with company policies and legal requirements. Provide 1st review of 3rd party redlines of contracts and escalate to counsel as appropriate.

The Sr. Coordinator will serve as the primary liaison to communicate to the appropriate business function when a significant risk to the business is identified, and collaborate with internal departments to gather necessary business context information to reach acceptable agreements in a timely and efficient manner.

The Sr. Coordinator will keep track of requests from the business partners, progress on finalization and receipt of completed agreements, with limited day-to-day supervision. The Sr. Coordinator must be able to multi-task within and across projects, and prioritize and manage timelines effectively.

The Sr. Coordinator will make appropriate decisions within their scope of authority, and educate internal business partners on the issues and risks associated with contracting decisions, with limited guidance from manager and/or counsel. The Sr. Coordinator will also interact with contracting professionals within various functions to discuss business perspectives on various contract terms to improve understanding, relationships and the quality and timeliness of contracts. The Sr. Coordinator will assist counsel in the development of template language for contract types including alternative associated back-up language.


  • Bachelor's degree and minimum of 5-7 years direct contracting experience, preferably within the Pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience in a law firm, legal department and/or pharmaceuticals company a plus

  • Paralegal certificate a plus

Key Requirements:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with a strong client focus.

  • Innovative, proactive, and motivated, with a focus on continuous improvement and a strong desire to succeed.

  • Highly inquisitive, externally-focused, creative problem-solver.

  • Ability to establish key relationships and work effectively with cross-functional teams and internal stakeholders.

  • Ability to sustain high levels of performance in a constantly changing environment.

  • Flexibility to meet changing business objectives; the ability to set priorities and work independently and provide high quality agreements with limited attorney supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet aggressive deadlines and complete multiple assignments in a timely and professional manner.

  • Manages workload and work product to support the organization efficiently and in a solution oriented manner.

  • Handles confidential matters with discretion and judgment.

  • Measure performance against objectives established by the Company, Legal Department and Associate Director, and department turn-around times and goals.

  • Actively engage to keep knowledge up-to-date, support continuous learning within the contracting and contract management field and develop skills consistent with expanding role of the Legal Contracts Department.

  • Provide mentoring, direction and guidance to Coordinators and/or Contract Administration team.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of:

  • Advanced knowledge of relevant Legal terminology, contract processes and provisions within the regulatory environment of a pharmaceutical company;

  • Records and file organization and uses;

  • Intermediate concepts, procedures, and formats required in contracting and negotiations.

  • Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills;

  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills;

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking abilities within the context of contracting provisions;

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel), and use of the Internet for research;

  • Complete understanding of legal processes and procedures;

  • Accurate and precise attention to detail.

  • Ability to:

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and ethics;

  • Work independently;

  • Multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

  • Understand the legal processes and procedures associated with contracting needs;

  • Exercise initiative and sound judgment;

  • Use legal terminology, prepare legal documents, and follow instructions;

  • Prioritize tasks and maintain efficiency;

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and development.


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.