Syneos Health is looking for an experienced, commercially minded and proactive Associate Counsel with strong procurement/vendor contracting and negotiation experience to provide dedicated legal support for the Global Procurement Contracts Legal Team. This role will draft, negotiate, manage various procurement contracts as well as coordinate with other departments across the organization in support of legal and procurement initiatives. This role will also interact closely with colleagues throughout the Company’s business, legal, and compliance functions in order to advise, negotiate and execute contracts in the best interest of Syneos Health.
Lead end to end contracting related to clinical, commercial, corporate (Direct and Indirect) procurement contracts for products and services including but not limited to Vendor Master Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, consulting agreements, professional services agreements, SW licensing, SaaS, HR & staffing agreements and other contracts and strategic alliances, data privacy related agreements as well as various issues escalated from the business units and internal departments.
Advise and negotiate APAC related procurement as well as assist with procurement transactions for other Geographies, mainly NA.
Review contractual documents based on departmental guidance and established playbooks, and coordinate escalation to business stakeholders and subject matter experts within the organization.
Partner with the business stakeholders and procurement liaison to structure, negotiate and advise on contractual matters
Interface with other departments including Risk Management, Operations, Procurement, Data Privacy, and Sourcing as required to support Vendor contracting matters.
Advise, structure, draft and negotiate all aspects of direct and indirect procurement contracts and lead frequent negotiations with Vendor’s legal team
Work collaboratively across the Legal department, including the Company’s global team of regional-based attorneys, to coordinate and drive completion of global vendor contracts.
JD/LLM/LLB or an equivalent Degree from an accredited University
Licensed /Qualified lawyer/ admitted to practice law
Minimum 5 years of in house transactional experience with/supporting procurement/vendor organization or an equivalent function
Minimum 5 years of in-house experience with a global/multinational company, with the ability to interact, engage, collaborate and coordinate end to end contracting activities with US based colleagues.
Solid understanding of common outsourcing contracts and issues and fundamental contracting principles. Basic understanding of Intellectual property principles and data privacy matters.
Demonstrated experience in contract drafting and negotiation, risk identification, issue escalation and contracting best practices
Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
Demonstrated experience to collaborate with colleagues and take a business-oriented approach while identifying and balancing risks and providing succinct, accurate and pragmatic advice.
Exceptional analytical skills, independent judgment, a desire to learn, and an ability to take on and prioritize a wide variety of complex matters.
Can-do attitude, able to work under pressure, manage tight deadlines and a high volume of contracts
Primary Location: Asia Pacific - IND-Home-Based
Other Locations: Asia Pacific - IND-Bangalore-Puram-Hobli-ETal