Senior Director, Contracts, Legal

Senior Director of Contracts, Legal

Nimbus has an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional Senior Director of Contracts, Legal to join our team. The Senior Director of Contracts, Legal will be responsible for independently overseeing the contracts function in support of Nimbus’ discovery and development efforts. This individual will oversee a wide variety of contracts with CROs in the US and outside the US. This role will report to our Chief Business Officer and collaborate cross-functionally in tandem with the procurement team.

In this role, you will:

  • Review and negotiate Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Master Consulting Agreements, Consulting Appendices, Amendments, Clinical Contracts and other agreements in accordance with Nimbus’ business structure, legal standards and project timelines
  • Approve all contracts pre-signature
  • Assist with, serve as resource, and review BD Contracts
  • Serve as contact for legal contract questions within and outside the company
  • Interface with external contracts attorneys
  • Collaborate in the development and maintenance of processes and procedures (templates, tools, documents, etc.) internally to standardize work flow and manage risk. Communicate processes/procedures to internal team as needed
  • Ensure contract repository is accurate and up to date
  • Maintain relationships with counterparts at CROs/vendors; address or delegate vendor queries and issues
  • Understand vendor service offerings and stay current with industry trends and the legal and regulatory landscape
  • Partner with Senior Contracts / Procurement Specialists on training colleagues on contracts processes & procedures
  • Complete special projects including supporting deal transactions and collaborating on department-wide or company-wide initiatives, as requested

These Qualifications Will Help This Role Be Successful

  • A J.D or a Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 8-10 years experience drafting, negotiating, and executing contracts in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Thorough understanding of the contract process, including contract evaluation, negotiation, approval and execution
  • Knowledge of the Drug Discovery and Development process
  • Demonstrated business acumen; skilled at integrating legal advice with business acumen and sound judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, problem-solve and operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working directly with CROs
  • Familiarity with Conga Contracts Management software systems (preferred) and Office 365 Suite experience (required)
  • Outstanding organizational, written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong attention to detail
  • Preferred familiarity with Compliance/Quality Systems

A Snapshot of Nimbus 

Our Science  

At Nimbus, we design breakthrough medicines. Utilizing our powerful structure-based drug discovery engine, we create potent and selective small molecule compounds targeting proteins that are known to be fundamental drivers of pathology in highly prevalent human diseases and which have proven difficult for other drug makers to tackle. With a decade-plus track record of success, we’ve built a world-class team in both computationally driven drug discovery and early clinical development while continuing to move the needle for patients.  

Our Culture 

Nimbus is a close-knit company (our employees are Nimbi, if you are curious!) that values a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, intellectual-stimulating, and collaborative environment. We live by our Core Values: Integrity, a Passion for Excellence, Teamwork, and Authentic Communication and strive to build a community where we bring out the best in each other professionally and personally.  

Our Company 

Founded in 2009, Nimbus is a private, growing biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more about us by going to 

Join Nimbus. We are making a difference and you can too. 

Nimbus is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nimbus does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. 


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