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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Contract Administrator in Pasadena, California

The Position

Arrowhead is seeking a Contract Administrator to join its legal team at its Pasadena, CA headquarters. Reporting to the Senior Corporate Counsel, the Contract Administrator will develop, negotiate and evaluate company contracts on behalf of Arrowhead. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of contract experience, preferably within the biotech or pharmaceutical industry, and be a skilled communicator with excellent negotiations skills.


  • Assist in the management of Arrowhead?s contract system, including ensuring that contract requests are properly entered and tracked in the system

  • Negotiate and approve contract terms while ensuring that projects remain within established corporate parameters

  • Review contract proposals to ensure they are reasonable and accurate

  • Write and/or edit contract communications and notices

  • Ensure that records are accurate and up to date

  • Create regular status reports regarding contract progress for legal team and others as needed

  • Assist with other general legal matters, as appropriate

  • Be able to integrate and balance big-picture concerns with day-to-day activities

  • Address business partner needs by involving the right people at the right time, understanding the ultimate objectives, being responsive and developing creative solutions


  • 5+ years prior experience in a senior role managing a large volume of contracts

  • Possesses superior negotiation skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication, with a keen eye for details

  • Strong analytical ability, critical and strategic thinking skills with attention to detail and project management skills to ensure appropriate execution

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Outstanding organizational and time management abilities


  • Pharmaceutical or biotech experience

  • Experience with clinical trial agreements