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Sr. Paralegal

Company: UCB
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Make your mark for patients.

We're here because we want to build the future and transform patients' lives for the better.

At UCB, our people are our experiences and achievements, our passion and drive. That's why we're looking for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences - not just the best and brightest, but those who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. We promote an environment of diversity, openness, and respect where people can make valuable contributions.

An exciting journey lies ahead. Will you join us in pushing the boundaries of what's possible?

To strengthen our Legal team based in Smyrna, Georgia, we are looking to fill the position of: Sr. Paralegal

The Senior Paralegal will focus on providing a broad range of legal support for UCB's biopharmaceutical business, including a number of business functions. The role requires an intimate knowledge and understanding of legal and business issues in the biopharmaceutical industry. It involves working closely with the attorneys (both U.S. and global) as well as autonomously with business partners.

You would like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Help streamline contract preparation, approval and maintenance process.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders regarding contract status.
  • Manage corporate secretary support for certain U.S. entities, including preparing meeting agendas, drafting minutes and resolutions, and submission of state filings.
  • Support one of UCB's business units.

You will contribute by:

  • Drafting, reviewing, editing and negotiating a broad range of contracts (e.g., master services, vendor, consulting, clinical trials, market research, SaaS, licensing, manufacturing, collaborations, as well as a range of healthcare professional contracts).
  • Supporting procurement processes and activities.
  • Managing process improvement projects related to the Legal department.

Interested? For this position, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7 + years experience working as a corporate paralegal
  • 7 + years of critical and creative thinking about complex legal issues; provides solutions to same
  • 7 + years of strong writing and verbal skills
  • 7 + years of being an excellent teammate, including strong communication and collaboration skills
  • 7 + years of effective interaction with business and other functions across the organization
  • 7 + years of using a proactive approach to work, including excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and with varying degrees of supervision
  • Bachelor's Degree required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management experience a plus
  • Familiarity with anti-kickback and false claims laws preferred
  • 5 years' experience working in a pharmaceutical or medical device company or a law firm practicing in these areas
  • Strong proficiency in technology, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, Adobe, PowerPoint, and Excel. Familiarity with contract management systems a plus

About us.

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach - from discovery to development to delivery - is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,600 employees and worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient's needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Keywords: UCB, Smyrna , Sr. Paralegal, Other , Smyrna, Georgia

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