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Senior Director, Corporate Legal Affairs (Contractor)

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Drafting
  • DUE Diligence
  • External Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Investor Relations
  • SEC
  • Securities
  • Securities Law
Description:

Blueprint Medicines is a global precision therapy company that invents life-changing therapies for people with cancer and hematologic disorders. Applying an approach that is both precise and agile, we create medicines that selectively target genetic drivers, with the goal of staying one step ahead across stages of disease. Since 2011, we have leveraged our research platform, including expertise in molecular targeting and world-class drug design capabilities, to rapidly and reproducibly translate science into a broad pipeline of precision therapies. Today, we are delivering approved medicines directly to patients in the United States and Europe, and we are globally advancing multiple programs for genomically defined cancers, systemic mastocytosis, and cancer immunotherapy.

Position Notes:

  • Estimated contract duration is 3 months. 

Job Summary

The Senior Director, Corporate Legal Affairs will use their understanding of securities law and corporate governance, the biopharmaceutical industry, and Blueprint Medicines’ business to provide pragmatic legal advice that advances the company’s business and protects the company’s interests.  Reporting to the VP, Corporate Legal Affairs, you will have the opportunity to directly contribute to the company’s success by partnering with teams in the United States and Europe on a broad range of matters, including SEC and Nasdaq reporting and compliance, equity programs, capital markets activities, and external communications.  This opening offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where initiative, creative thinking, and teamwork are valued! 

 

Job Responsibilties 

  • Handle SEC and Nasdaq reporting and compliance, including preparing, reviewing, and filing Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-3, S-8, Forms 3, 4, and 5, the proxy statement, and other annual shareholders meeting materials. 
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to review press releases, scripts, congress and conference materials, social media postings, website content, webinar materials, publications, and other external and internal communications. 
  • Co-manage disclosure committee meetings with cross-functional stakeholders. 
  • Assist with capital markets activities, including due diligence matters. 
  • Assist with materials for the board of directors and its committees, including drafting resolutions, minutes, and written consents, and attend meetings according to business needs. 
  • Assist with the onboarding/off-boarding of officers and directors, as needed. 
  • Manage the annual D&O questionnaires process. 
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Finance, Human Resources, and international teams related to equity incentive programs, insider trading policies and procedures, and other matters. 
  • Manage the insiders list, insiders pre-clearance process, review of 10b5-1 plans, and other trading restrictions. 
  • Conduct employee onboarding and refresher training related to public company status (e.g., insider trading, individual reporting requirements) and other matters. 
  • Partner with Investor Relations in connection with outreach to investor stewardship teams and development of the company’s annual corporate social responsibility report. 
  • Manage or assist with the preparation or review of updates to policies and procedures and the adoption of new policies and procedures, as needed. 
  • Act as a department representative on company initiatives, as assigned. 
  • Maintain a solid understanding of applicable laws, regulations, and enforcement actions to identify emerging risks, keep teams advised, and implement or revise policies and training programs, as appropriate. 
  • This position may require periodic domestic travel. 

 

Minimum Requirements 

  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • Good standing in the Massachusetts bar.   
  • 12+ years of legal experience in the biotechnology industry at a large law firm or an in-house legal department, with at least 5 years of experience in-house.   
  • What additional qualifications will make you a stronger candidate?  
  • Thorough understanding of securities laws and regulations and corporate governance matters.   
  • Sound judgment, high integrity, and dedication to ethical conduct. 
  • Excellent analytical, written, and verbal communication skills.   
  • Prior experience as a member of an in-house legal department of a biopharmaceutical company strongly preferred.   
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels of the organization with both the self-confidence necessary to set forth opinions even in the face of contrary views and the humilit y needed to be receptive to the ideas and opinions of others.   
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and pay close attention to detail.   
  • Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment while still meeting high quality and timeliness standards 
  • Self-motivated and independent team member who constantly seeks, designs, and implements improvements.   
  • Ability to manage outside counsel effectively and efficiently (on the limited occasions when used) and adhere to a budget. 

Pay Transparency:

The pay range that Magnit reasonably expects to pay for this position: $132.50-$176.67/hour.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K (provided minimum eligibility hours are met).

 

Requirement to Remain Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccinations – Fully Vaccinated & Boosted

As a biotechnology organization, it is our responsibility to do everything we can to safeguard the health and safety of our workforce, our communities, and the patients we serve. That is why we require as a condition of initial and continuing employment that U.S. employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster when eligible. We will provide a reasonable accommodation due to a certified medical or religious contraindication if it does not present an undue hardship to Blueprint Medicines, consistent with applicable law. Accommodation requests for either of these reasons should be made to TotalRewards@blueprintmedicines.com.

 

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Affirmative Action

At Blueprint Medicines, we foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion. A proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, we consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. We are also an E-Verify Employer. We will make reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who requires an accommodation with the hiring process or to perform any essential functions of the position for which you are applying, please reach out to TotalRewards@blueprintmedicines.com. 

For more information, please see our EEO-AA-Policy-Statement, the EEO Poster and its Supplement, as well as our Pay Transparency Statement. 

 

Who we are:

We don’t think in small steps. We think in giant leaps.

We are driven by the pursuit of new ideas, new innovations, and new ways of thinking.

We know that what each and every one of us matters and that our success depends on our ability to work together in a diverse community. We believe we are at our best as a company when our employees are thriving and we foster a culture that provides opportunities to grow and develop professionally, while also having fun.

QUALIFICATION/ LICENSURE :
  • Work Authorization : US Citizen
  • Preferred years of experience : 1+ Years
  • Travel Required : No travel required
  • Shift timings: Not specified
Job Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Pay
USD 132.50 - USD 176.67 per hour
CONTRACT DURATION
14 week(s)
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