Sr. Contracts Analyst/Contracts Manager
Posted on 2/10/2024
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

201-500 employees

RNAi-based gene-silencing therapeutics
Company Overview
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals stands out in the biopharmaceutical industry through its focused application of RNA interference (RNAi) mechanisms to develop targeted therapies for genetic diseases, exemplified by its candidate plozasiran aimed at reducing ApoC3 protein levels to manage severe hypertriglyceridemia. The company's proprietary TRiM platform demonstrates a competitive edge by enabling tissue-specific gene silencing, which has shown promise in early clinical trials, such as the AROAPOC3-2001 study, to improve lipid levels safely and effectively. Arrowhead's approach to drug development not only streamlines manufacturing and potentially reduces costs but also positions the company as a leader in RNAi therapeutics, with ongoing research that could transform treatment paradigms for patients with lipid disorders.

Company Stage


Total Funding





Pasadena, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Madison, WI, USA • Pasadena, CA, USA • San Diego, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Legal & Compliance
  • Minimum of 5 years prior experience for Senior Analyst and 7 years prior experience for Contracts Manager negotiating a large volume of contracts
  • Possesses superior negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a keen eye for details and nuances
  • Strong analytical ability, critical and strategic thinking skills with the ability to apply information to other related or similar situations, and project management skills to ensure appropriate execution of corporate goals
  • Experience coordinating with internal clients to understand and help them meet their needs
  • Outstanding organizational and time management abilities
  • Draft, negotiate and review appropriate contract documents to ensure their reasonableness and accuracy, and to ensure they include sufficient timeframes and deliverables; identify and resolve clauses adverse to Arrowhead’s interests
  • Assist in the management of Arrowhead’s contracting system, including ensuring that contract requests and assignments are properly entered and tracked in the system
  • Negotiate contract terms while ensuring that projects remain within established corporate parameters
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders regarding contracts
  • Write and/or edit contract communications and notices
  • 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 their ultimate objectives, being responsive and developing creative solutions
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a business or biotechnology-related field or equivalent relevant experience
  • Pharmaceutical or biotech experience
  • Experience with clinical trial agreements
  • Experience with the Agiloft contract management system
  • Tech Savvy and comfortable with implementing (with help from IT) new technology into our contracting process