Contract Manager (IP, Technology Alliance Agreements) – #01B44
Monsanto has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Manager within our Technology Alliances group. The successful candidate will work independently and with minimal managerial direction to carry out key support activities for alliance managers. Some responsibilities include but are not limited to:Preparation, negotiation, and internal approval of template-driven agreements – including confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs), material transfer agreements (MTAs), standard research agreements, service agreements, consulting agreements, and field trial/land lease agreements.Manage and conduct internal activities directed to post-transaction compliance for template-driven agreements – including monitoring the research program and ensuring contract compliance, tracking payments, and monitoring reporting requirements.Build relationships with internal colleagues at various levels of the organization and represent Monsanto Company to external colleagues on a daily basisEnsure thorough and timely documentation and archiving of all executed alliance agreementsQualifications:Requirements:BA/BS degree desired or equivalent combination of education and experience, paralegal degree or certification a plusA basic understanding of IP principles, general contracting experienceAbility to work in a dynamic environment with a sense of urgency needed to respond to changing prioritiesExcellent organizational skills and attention-to-detail are a must.Superior written and oral communication skills Ability to structure and negotiate terms for basic alliance agreements (CDAs, MTAs, licenses, service agreements).Working knowledge of key components of technology alliance agreements, including IP ownership and licensing, confidentiality, regulatory stewardship, financial considerations.Sufficient understanding of Monsanto???s technical objectives and business strategy to identify and address potential contract management concerns is preferredStrong understanding of biological science and finance/accounting is preferred for this positionApply for this job.