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Contracts Manager / Paralegal

OPEN HealthMarlow, Buckinghamshire

With continued growth and exciting 2019 plans, OPEN Health is seeking an experienced paralegal/contract manager to assist in the contracting process for all commercial contracts required by the OH Group of businesses, including:

  • managing and negotiating master service agreements and work orders with clients;
  • confidentiality, supplier and contractor agreements with third parties;
  • and providing general legal support to the company in accordance with the priorities of the business.

You will love this role if you:

  • Enjoy liaising with people, especially training and guiding non legally trained colleagues
  • Like to solve problems
  • Are highly organized and love to over deliver
  • Enjoy implementing new systems and processes
  • Are self motivated, able to work and plan independently

You will be a success if you:

  • Have sound legal knowledge, with the confidence to draft and review basic contract terms independently
  • Demonstrate excellent mastery of the English language (written and spoken)
  • Are an enthusiastic team player
  • Use your own initiative to respond to the needs of the business
  • Care about the details, even under pressure
  • Are able to assimilate high volumes of correspondence and determine action points autonomously
  • Communicate at all times in a professional and courteous manner and demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • Act with discretion at all times

Key responsibilities:

  • To assist the Group Legal Counsel in the contracting process with clients and third parties, negotiating, reviewing and amending of client and supplier contracts in accordance with OH guidelines
  • Liaising with clients and internal team about the content of such contracts and respecting deadlines
  • Ensuring that all contracts under review are properly and accurately tracked to enable client and colleagues to ascertain the progress of each contract in the review process at all times
  • Communicating legal issues in client contracts with other departments and escalating problem areas
  • Supporting the businesses in relation to contractual issues which arise
  • assisting with providing internal training where necessary as part of the Legal Department
  • Update colleagues on changes in the law which may affect the OH Group
  • Drafting and keeping up to date template contracts to conform to applicable law and commercial requirements
  • Reviewing and updating when necessary all relevant SOPs and policies
  • Following standard operating procedures and internal policies and processes
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with clients and internal colleagues, serving as an ambassador to promote the Group’s high quality and ethical image
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the Legal Department or management as are deemed appropriate.
  • Occasional may be travel required from time to time

Required experience and qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level from a reputable university, min 2:1 (essential).
  • Passed Legal Practice Course (LPC) (OR law degree with prior contract management experience) – essential.
  • High Level of IT Proficiency
  • Excellent written & spoken English
  • At least 2 - 3 years’ experience of commercial contracting, preferably within the pharmaceutical industry or as a paralegal within a law firm


Marlow is without a doubt one of the loveliest locations on the River Thames, set amongst the rich meadows of the river valley and alongside the woodlands of the Chiltern Hills. The vibrant Georgian market town is made up of historic streets and an abundance of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bistros all adding to the town’s unique charm, as well as being the host to OPEN Health’s headquarters.

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About OPEN Health

We are a family of specialist, best-in-class businesses, working in partnership to drive positive change.

Currently, we are a group of around 300 people, operating across a wide range of disciplines. We work with almost all of the world’s top 40 pharmaceutical companies, as well as with many device, diagnostic and healthcare delivery organisations, from small start-ups to major multinationals at a UK, regional and global level.

Through our ‘no walls’ approach to collaboration, OPEN Health can bring together the most appropriate team to develop and deliver the best possible solutions for our clients.

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