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 June 15th, 2021.

This position is not eligible for relocation support.

This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada. 


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. 


AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Roche Canada does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with agency/recruiter, Roche Canada will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Roche Canada explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.