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Contracts Manager


The Company:
With deep expertise in chemistry, Nuvalent is working to create selective medicines designed with the goal to address the needs of patients with cancer.  Nuvalent is an exciting early-stage company, bringing together experienced scientists and industry veterans with a proven track record in drug discovery, oncology drug development, and company building. 

The Role:
Nuvalent is looking for a hands-on and collaborative Contracts Manager with experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry who thrives in a high-science, rapidly-growing, fast-paced, and collaborative environment.  The Contracts Manager will draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of contracts while providing a high level of client service to our internal business partners and external parties. This exciting position will be a key member of our legal team with the opportunity to make a big impact on our company while ensuring a collaborative, inclusive, and fun workplace experience.


  • Prepare, negotiate, review, and support various types of agreements typical of the biopharmaceutical industry, including but not limited to, preclinical and clinical supply agreements, software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, quality agreements, contract research organization (CRO) agreements, consulting agreements, master service agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, etc.
  • Serve as an internal resource and lead legal resource for contract-related questions, requests and other matters, working closely with other members of the in-house legal team, as warranted
  • Independently coordinate requests from internal clients for various contracts and contract amendments with outside vendors and collaborators
  • Help maintain and manage contracts management system, and assist in managing the inflow and outflow of Nuvalent contracts, tracking and reporting contract status for internal sponsors, and ensuring compliance with contract procedures
  • Partner with the in-house legal team to help create new and update existing contract templates, and develop and implement new policies and procedures to improve efficiency
  • Establish and foster strong collaborative relationships with internal and external partners and service providers
  • Provide education and training to internal clients
  • Assist on special projects, as needed
  • Actively demonstrate our core values and help build a strong company culture as we continue to grow and evolve the organization


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with people at different levels
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, cross-functional environment
  • High-energy professional with demonstrated self-confidence, high integrity, and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion in handling sensitive legal matters
  • Desire to be a key part of a high-growth, early-stage biotech company


  • BA and 5+ years of experience in contracts management and negotiation
  • Experience independently drafting, reviewing, negotiating and responding to comments on contracts typical of a biopharmaceutical company
  • Prior in-house contract-related experience in the life sciences industry strongly preferred
  • Ability to identify potential risk areas within contract drafts and proactively engage with other members of in-house legal team to seek resolution where appropriate
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent customer service skills and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines – timely follow-up and follow-through
  • Ability to take on several projects simultaneously
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required and experience managing a contracts management system (CMS) is a plus

Nuvalent provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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