Contract & Legal Analyst

Canada, Ontario, Mississauga

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Job Title: Contract & Legal Analyst
Duration: Full-time, permanent
Division: Legal

The Contracts & Legal Analyst will be responsible for creating and negotiating (from templates) contracts for research collaborations and the procurement of goods and services, including for market research, clinical and non-clinical research collaborations and services, marketing and educational materials, consulting and other commercial and pharmaceutical product development-related agreements

Job Accountabilities:

  • Handles requests from clients (contract initiators) to prepare new contracts based on approved templates and alternative language, and followings contract through its life cycle from initiation to execution.
  • Makes key decisions in selecting and recommending appropriate contract types and clauses to ensure Roche’s interests are protected and risk is managed.
  • Communicates and negotiates with external vendors on final contract terms.
  • Acts as a compliance gatekeeper, checking whether contract initiators are adhering to various corporate policies, including regarding payment terms, pharmacovigilance, fair market value, resource optimization, insurance, anti-corruption, signing authority, separation of functions and engagement of stakeholders.
  • Assists with specialized and high-value contracts.  
  • Supports other special projects relating to legal and compliance matters in the pharmaceutical industry, including responding to access to information requests, conducting trade-mark and patent searches, and ensuring compliance with corporate and industry policies.
  • Works with legal counsel and relevant internal clients/subject matter experts to negotiate higher-risk or unique contract terms.


  • University degree in any discipline;
  • College diploma/certificate in a law clerk/legal administrative assistant/paralegal or related program; or
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in (a) a healthcare or pharmaceutical research/product development, procurement and/or contracting department or (b) an in-house or law firm environment performing corporate/commercial contract-related tasks (drafting, review, and/or contract administration).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Demonstrated adaptability to new and changing circumstances.
  • Strong time-management skills to enable juggling multiple simultaneous projects and fast turnaround time expectations.
  • Strong, detail-oriented written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong office computing skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, customized cloud-based web applications and databases)

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply no later than January 24, 2020

This position is not eligible for relocation support.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining a satisfactory background check, including educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon any legally protected ground. Roche will make a good faith effort to accommodate the individual needs of applicants with disabilities in our recruitment process