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Lead Regional Contract Manager

Johnson & Johnson
$104,000- $191,820/ year
Posted Jul 03
Full Time


Johnson and Johnson is currently seeking a Lead Regional Contract Manager. This position can be located remotely within the United States or Canada.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) has been a part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Rooted in Our Credo, the values of DEI fuel our pursuit to create a healthier, more equitable world. Our diverse workforce and culture of belonging accelerate innovation to solve the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

We know that the success of our business – and our ability to deliver meaningful solutions – depends on how well we understand and meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve. Which is why we foster a culture of inclusion and belonging where all perspectives, abilities and experiences are valued and our people can reach their potential.

At Johnson & Johnson, we all belong.

Support in the creation and maintenance of Clinical Trial Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements and negotiation guidelines. Support in the development of training related to Clinical Trial Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements and negotiation guidelines as required. Lead/support on the review and negotiation of customized and complex templates. Expedite contract negotiation and execution by acting as resource for first line negotiators to streamline requests to law department and avoid duplication of efforts among negotiators. Act as a point of contact with legal department to resolve complex legal issues while ensuring compliance with company process and strategy and subsequently disseminating information to negotiators.

Primary responsibilities:


  • Support creation and maintenance of contract templates in accordance with changes in laws, regulations, or corporate policies
  • Support creation and maintenance of fallback language and negotiation guidelines related to contract templates
  • Support training on contract templates and fallback language and provide training to first line negotiators and others as required
  • Provide specialized support and guidance on the negotiation of CTAs and CDAs to first line negotiators
  • Work with the legal department to create risk assessments to support the decision-making process
  • Access risks of legal terms and conditions independently and communicating them to stakeholders such as clinical team, law department, and internal team where appropriate. Provide guidance to 1st line negotiators, stakeholders and others as required
  • Lead negotiations on Master Agreements and custom templates or those requiring extensive modifications and identify potential risks to the business
  • Lead contract negotiations on terms and conditions of high-risk and complex agreements and other relevant legal documents as they relate to clinical trials and company/departmental policies
  • Coordinate with cross-functional departments to ensure consistency and compliance with process, external communications and policies
  • Assist in coaching/mentoring staff members
  • Liaise with all members of clinical team as needed in addition to representatives of investigator sites, academic research organizations, contract research organization, and site management organizations as directed
  • Identify and promote best practices. Adhere to SOPs, ethics and departmental compliance as determined by GD management as well as R&D companies, corporate, HCC and QA guidelines
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure proper dissemination and management of knowledge
  • Monitor departmental processes to ensure compliance with corporate policies
  • Exemplary customer focus with vision to drive solutions




  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • MBA, Juris Doctor (JD), or Master of Laws (LLM) preferred



  • 5+ years’ experience with contract law in the pharmaceutical/clinical research industry and/or equivalent competencies in relevant fields with demonstrated ability to conduct contract negotiation, legal research and analysis
  • Must have a working knowledge of the clinical development process
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and sensitivity to cross-cultural communication
  • Strong relationship management skills and experience
  • Ability to work effectively across all levels of management
  • Strong and proven issue identification and problem resolution skills
  • Sense of urgency with ability to manage competing priorities while meeting deadlines
  • Working knowledge of PCs, MS Office and database management
  • Business acumen and complex project management skills
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills with a strong drive to mentor and coach team members
  • Able to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Up to 10% travel – Domestic & International

The anticipated base pay range for this position in the US is $104,000 to $166,750.

The anticipated base pay range for this position in San Francisco Bay Area is $119,000 to $191,820.

  • The compensation and benefits information set forth in this posting applies to candidates hired in the United States. Candidates hired outside the United States will be eligible for compensation and benefits in accordance with their local market.

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/ performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.

Employees and/or eligible dependents may be eligible to participate in the following Company sponsored employee benefit programs: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, business accident insurance, and group legal insurance.

Employees may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension) and savings plan (401(k)).

Employees are eligible for the following time off benefits:

  • Vacation - up to 120 hours per calendar year
  • Sick time - up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington - up to 56 hours per calendar year
  • Holiday pay, including Floating Holidays - up to 13 days per calendar year
  • Work, Personal and Family Time - up to 40 hours per calendar year

For additional general information on company benefits, please go to:

This job posting is anticipated to close on July 17, 2024. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on to accept additional applications.

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