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Biotech, General Commercial/Contracts, Pharmaceuticals
Job Category:Legal Work Location: Celgene Summit 86 Morris Avenue Summit 07901 Organization: Celgene Corporation Schedule:Full-time Shift: Day Job Employee Status: Regular Job Type: Standard Job Level: Executive Travel: No
Description Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Providing proactive and day-to-day advice on government pricing issues and government price reporting matters, including federal contracting requirements, pricing and reimbursement advice, Medicare (Parts B and D), Medicaid and other Public Sector Reimbursement Programs (e.g., PHS 340B, DOD Tricare, Veterans Affairs FSS);
Ensuring that the U.S. Market Access team complies with applicable laws and company policies, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and other U.S. healthcare compliance laws and regulations, antitrust, and FDA requirements;
Advising on strategic pricing and contracting proposals and other initiatives, including sitting as member of the pricing committee(s);
Identifying and analyzing legal risks and proposing appropriate actions to ensure compliance with relevant rules, regulations, and policies;
Interacting with and advising senior business leaders in the United States concerning legal issues that effect on the company;
Providing advice on market access agreements, which may include discount and rebate agreements, distribution agreements, as well as agreements with the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other innovative contracting agreements (e.g., value-based contracts);
Ensuring that the U.S. Market Access team is kept abreast of all relevant legal developments in the area of pricing and contracting by providing training and periodic updates;
Contributing to the achievement of clients’ business objectives;
Serving as the Legal Department representative on cross-functional teams, as assigned; and
Coordinating with and supporting other members of the Celgene Legal Department.
Qualifications Skills/Knowledge Required:
JD from an ABA accredited law school.
Admission to and in good standing with the bar of NJ.
A minimum of 5-7 years’ legal experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device industry. Prior work experience in both a law firm and in-house is strongly desired.
Experience must include counseling on discount, pricing, and contracting matters (including Medicaid Drug Rebate Statute, Veterans Health Care Act, Average Sales Price, Average Manufacturers Price and 340B program), and on anti-kickback, safe harbors, and fraud and abuse matters.
Experience participating in pricing review board or advising on pricing review board discussions required.
Ability to appropriately balance legal and business risks while complying with short turnaround cycles;
Excellent skills in drafting and analyzing contractual terms.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.