Contracts Advisor


: $53,530.00 - $88,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal

Kelly Services® has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a temporary opportunity to work as a Contracts Advisor at a prestigious Fortune 500® company working in South San Francisco, CA.

This is a 12-month temporary position at 40 hours per week.

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must use the “submit now” button below to submit your resumes. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position ( however your resume must be received via the “submit now” button included within.


The responsibilities of this position are to draft, review, negotiate and finalize the budget and legal terms/conditions of the contract and in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of activities in Research and Development. This position requires effective communication with stakeholders in pre-clinical, clinical, finance and to independently negotiate contracts that protect the Biotech company from risk and ensure compliance with company guidelines.

Essential Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Conducts thorough and appropriate assessments, analysis, drafts, reviews, negotiations and issuance of assigned contractual documents, including; CDAs, Consulting Agreements, Vendor Master Service Agreements/Work Orders/Amendments thereof while adhering to required aggressive timelines.

  • Leads contract life cycle management process related to vendor, government, and collaborative agreements.

  • Negotiates the legal language and SOW/budget, utilizing templates and fallback parameters while taking into consideration risk exposure and risk tolerance.

  • Makes recommendations for process efficiencies and a forward thinker in areas of high complexity.

  • Ensures contract provisions are clear and conform to company policies and processes.

  • Consistently adheres to contract and document tracking requirements.

  • Proactively leads process improvements or other projects that enhance and streamline contract processes, systems, tools and other resources.


  • Strong contract language drafting and negotiation skills in a variety of different agreement types.

  • Proficient with Word, Adobe Pro, and have a working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Suite.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; professional manner

  • Able to work effectively and efficiently with all levels of management and personnel

  • Able to comprehend and manage business contracts and other complex documents

  • Strong commitment to customer service Demonstrated ability to maintain problem-solving approach in collaboration with internal and external contacts

  • Strong organizational skills; able to organize and follow through with projects; ability to efficiently handle large volume of contracts

  • Strong organizational and planning skills and meticulous attention to detail

  • Able to work independently while exercising initiative, flexibility and good judgment


  • Training Paralegal or Contract Management experience in Biotech preferred

  • 3 or more years of experience in life sciences legal or contracts management field

Why Kelly®?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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