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Contracts Specialist, Global Procurement (TEMPORARY)

Location San Rafael, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 


The general purpose of the Contracts Specialist role is to assess, analyze, draft, review, negotiate and finalize 3rd party and vendor contracts for TOPS Global Procurement so that BioMarin may contract for goods and services efficiently and effectively and in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of BioMarin activities.

The Contracts Specialist is fully accountable for compliance with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of BioMarin activities as they perform the duties associated with this position. Work is performed under limited direction and guidance, with general instructions on new assignments.


    • Negotiate the best contract terms possible: Perform bottom up cost analysis, regional price analysis and alignment and take into consideration risk exposure and risk tolerance, with guidance or direction from legal team

    • Work collaboratively, effectively and efficiently with all internal and external partners and stakeholders

    • Provide internal stakeholders with information regarding department processes, procedures and contract development as requested

    • Conduct compliant, thorough and appropriate assessment, analysis, drafting, review and issuance of assigned contractual documents while adhering to required timelines

    • Consistently adhere to contract and document tracking requirements

    • Proactively collaborate with internal team members to share best practices, policies and procedures, etc.


    • Bottom-up cost analysis experience (should cost / clean sheet experience)

    • Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills in a variety of different agreement types

    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop close working relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external contacts

    • Demonstrated ability to maintain problem-solving approach in collaboration with internal and external contacts

    • Strong organizational skills; able to organize and follow through with projects; ability to efficiently handle large volume of contracts


    • Bachelor's degree, Masters preferred

  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in comparable role, e.g., legal, contract management and administration or procurement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About our location

San Rafael


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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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