Contracts Negotiator

Req ID #:  97425

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 US Houston, TX, US, 77047 Detroit, MI, US, 48201

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

To negotiate terms and conditions of IT and general procurement contracts, including Master Service Agreements, Supply Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, SaaS Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Subcontract and Consulting Agreements and any other contractual documents. To assist the legal department with drafting, review and negotiation of complex global agreements in accordance with company policies and procedures & legal requirements.

  • Work with Procurement department and third-party vendors to review legal terms and conditions of domestic and international contracts.
  • Track and follow-up each negotiation.
  • Create legal wording as required for legal review, from time to time.
  • Coordinate with Legal on contract matters that may have legal significance, e.g. identifying non-standard or potentially high-risk terms and liabilities.
  • Assist with questions from stakeholder and department colleagues.
  • Ensure that the preparation of contracts (distribution of work and verification of work) is properly done in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree/University degree, CEGEPS, AEC
  • 5-7 years' experience in contract work or a legal related field.
  • 1-2 years' experience reviewing and negotiating IT related contracts.
  • Ability to identify, research, and resolve problems as well as follow through on assignments with minimum direction.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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