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Position Summary:

Support Elanco’s lawyers and legal department, in collaboration with our Sales team and business executives, to facilitate the growth of the business by managing all aspects of contract negotiations and administration. This role reports to the Director – Legal Operations.

  • Steer contracts through internal systems and coordinate input from various teams across Elanco for expertise, review and negotiation
  • Document drafting and processing, including formatting, clean-up, filing and executing agreements
  • Manage the completion of customer onboarding forms
  • Ensure alignment on deals and forecasting expectations across a variety of teams at Elanco
  • Maintain accurate records, report project metrics and track contractual terms
  • Drive business-specific strategic project work to enable the effective growth and scale of deal execution across the legal team
  • Prepare, review and negotiate contracts and legal documents
  • Assist legal team with various operational matters and other projects as requested
  • Prepare, review and present to affected parties promotional materials or other collateral that may be assigned
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with sales, sales ops, customer support and other departments throughout the organization
  • Draft agreements and negotiate contracts of various business transactions, including [data privacy agreements, licensing agreements, strategic partnership agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, vendor agreements, reseller agreements, responding to RFPs and more.
  • Assist, in related legal-led processes and policies with updates, developments, and creation of information/educational presentations, as may be directed
  • May assist from time to time in working with other operations professionals in legal, including IP.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience as a paralegal, preferably in a large global company
  • Demonstrated experience supporting professionals across geographies on a variety of commercial legal issues
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Bias for action and ability to work independently within a multinational organization
  • Excellent judgment and organizational skills, with a consistent track record to prioritize and handle multiple projects and complete tasks accurately, on schedule and with minimal supervision
  • Strong team player and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure
  • Demonstrated ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks and propose creative, business-oriented solutions
  • Ability to successfully negotiate matrixed business goals
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks in new or unfamiliar areas of the law
  • Proficient legal research and analysis skills
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco Animal Health does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position.
  • This role may be worked from the U.S. or another Country where Elanco has presence.

Additional Skills & Preferences:

  • Paralegal certificate a plus

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status