Director, Contracts Attorney

Strategy Multiple, United States


Director, Contracts Attorney (Commercial Contracts) 
Location – Remote (USA)  
Saama (A Carlyle Portfolio Company) focuses on the specific needs of pharmaceutical & biotech companies, delivering transformative business outcomes. The combination of Saama’s AI research, advanced technical & analytics capabilities, domain expertise across the drug development & commercialization life cycle, and successful product co-development approach has made Saama a trusted partner and thought leader in the life sciences industry. If you possess a solutions mindset, strong management skills, and commitment to be part of a tremendous journey, join our growing, global team. See what Saama can do for your career and your journey.   
Key relationships:  
  • C-suite
  • Finance leadership team
  • Department/Functional Heads
  • Sales, Product management and Engineering
  • Client organization: account management & delivery
  • Vendors
  • Self-starter who gets results with minimal support and direction in a fast-paced environment.
  • Takes initiative; challenges the status quo to drive change.
  • Learns quickly; takes smart risks to experiment and learn.
  • Works well with others; builds trust and maintains credibility.
  • Planful: identifies and confirms key requirements in dynamic environments; anticipates tasks and contingencies.
  • Communicates effectively; productive communication with clients and all key stakeholders communication  in both verbal and written communication.
  • Perseverance. Stays the course despite challenges & setbacks.  Works well under pressure.
  • Strong analytical skills; able to apply inductive and deductive thinking to generate solutions for complex problems.
What You’ll Do  
  • As a Contracts Attorney specializing in SaaS and Services contracts, you will play a critical role in ensuring the legality and integrity of our contractual relationships with clients, vendors, and partners.
  • You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including sales, product development, and finance, to negotiate, draft, review, and manage a variety of contracts, including master service agreements, software licensing agreements, subscription agreements, and vendor contracts.
  • Your expertise in both life sciences and SaaS contracts will be essential in providing legal guidance and support to the organization as we navigate complex regulatory environments and dynamic industry landscapes.
  • Negotiate, draft, review, and revise contracts related to SaaS services, software licensing, subscriptions, and professional services.
  • Collaborate with sales, product, and finance teams to ensure contractual terms align with business objectives and mitigate legal risks.
  • Provide legal advice and support on regulatory compliance matters, including data privacy, security, and intellectual property rights.
  • Conduct contract reviews and risk assessments to identify potential legal issues and propose solutions.
  • Manage contract lifecycle from inception to execution, including contract tracking, renewal, and termination.
  • Advise on legal matters related to partnerships, collaborations, and strategic alliances within the life sciences industry.
  • Stay informed about relevant laws, regulations, and industry trends impacting life sciences domain, as well as SaaS and services contracts.
  • Assist with legal research, writing, and other projects as needed to support the legal department and overall business objectives.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including the Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Teams, Adobe, board management software, and management database.
  • Flexibility to collaborate with colleagues in different countries and accommodate calls and deadlines aligned with their time zones.
  • Strong drafting, project management, advisory, analytical, writing, and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
  • Emphasis on workplace integrity, sound business judgment, credibility, and professional ethics.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active license to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.
  • 7+ years of experience with of 3+ years of experience as a contracts attorney, with a focus on life sciences and SaaS contracts.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards applicable to the life sciences sector, such as FDA regulations and GDPR.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and draft complex contracts with attention to detail and accuracy.
Work Environment  
  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, including but not limited to, computers, phones, and photocopiers.
Physical Demands  
  • This position requires the frequent and repetitive use of a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Hand and finger dexterity is required.
Other Duties  
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • Saama Technologies, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
  • This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.