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Commercial Paralegal II (Hybrid, 3 days in the Palo Alto, CA Office)

Posted May 03
Full Time
Palo Alto, California

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health oncology platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has commercially launched Guardant360®, Guardant360 CDx, Guardant360 TissueNext™, Guardant360 Response™, and GuardantOMNI® tests for advanced stage cancer patients, and Guardant Reveal™ for early-stage cancer patients. The Guardant Health screening portfolio, including the Shield™ test, aims to address the needs of individuals eligible for cancer screening.

Job Description

The Commercial Paralegal II will support commercial team in a fast-paced, high-growth healthcare technology environment. This position shall manage the company’s commercial contracts with business partners and vendors. This position drafts and negotiates a variety of contracts and supports the development of resources, including templates, negotiation guides, and training materials.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Manage incoming requests, reviewing and processing of all agreements
  • File, manage, and track executed agreements within Guardant’s contract management system (CMS) repository
  • Support and maintain utilization of the CMS; work with external vendor on implementation of process improvements
  • Prepare summary reports and dashboards as requested
  • Provide training on contracts process, including new hire, ad-hoc training, lunch & learns
  • Draft and redline agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, SaaS agreements, master services agreements, laboratory services agreements, statements of work, change orders, amendments, and purchase orders
  • Identify and implement for the legal team efficiencies, scalability, and consistency through the use of technology
  • Partner with members of the Commercial Legal team to facilitate efficient and productive workflow and respond to legal and business needs of the organization
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with contract requestor(s), internal stakeholders, and senior leadership involved in contract process
  • Assist the legal team on a variety of tasks, projects, processes, and initiatives, as requested
  • Provide a high-quality service level to all internal and external customers ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and interpretations of contract language, as needed


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably working directly with contracts.
  • Paralegal certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree or certificate program in paralegal studies or equivalent relevant work experience required
  • Experience with in-house corporate legal department a plus
  • Must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret legal documents and to effectively present information to business partners and management
  • Must be able to work independently and use judgment, within defined practices and policies, regarding contractual matters
  • Must have expertise with legal contracts and documents
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively
  • Must have thorough working knowledge of computer software, including word processing, email and database programs
  • Understands key business drivers and uses this understanding to accomplish work
  • Has strong understanding of processes, procedures and systems used to accomplish the work and recognizes downstream impact on other functional areas
  • Proficient with tools and processes that support work conducted by functional area
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong communications, problem-solving, analytical thinking skills
  • Detail oriented yet can see broader picture for department and organization
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines, with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrate ability to interact in a collaborative manner and at a professional level with clients at all levels throughout the organization
  • Excellent organizational skills required
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, the ability to work with others, be self-motivated requiring limited supervision and a desire to learn

Additional Information

Hybrid Work Model : At Guardant Health, we have defined days for in-person/onsite collaboration and work-from-home days for individual-focused time. All U.S. employees who live within 50 miles of a Guardant facility will be required to be onsite on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We have found aligning our scheduled in-office days allows our teams to do the best work and creates the focused thinking time our innovative work requires. At Guardant, our work model has created flexibility for better work-life balance while keeping teams connected to advance our science for our patients.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $64,000 to $102,400. The range does not include benefits, and if applicable, bonus, commission, or equity. _The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries across all US locations for the posted role with the exception of any locations specifically referenced below (if any).

_ For positions based in Palo Alto, CA or Redwood City, CA, the base salary range for this full-time position is $85,400 to $115,200. The range does not include benefits, and if applicable, bonus, commission, or equity.

_Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including, but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. If you are selected to move forward, the recruiting team will provide details specific to the factors above.

_ _Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

_ _Guardant Health is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our hiring processes for candidates with disabilities, long-term conditions, mental health conditions, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need support, please reach out to

_ _Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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