Company Description:
Every Exelixis employee is united in an ambitious cause: to launch innovative medicines that give patients, and their families hope for the future. In this pursuit, we know our employees are our most valuable asset. After operating in the challenging biotech sector for 25 years, we have a proven track record of resiliency in the face of adversity. The success of our lead product has provided a solid commercial foundation allowing us to reinvigorate our research efforts and grow our team in areas such as Drug Discovery, Clinical Development and Commercial.

As we expand our global partnerships and further reinvest in R&D to help us discover the next breakthrough for difficult-to-treat cancers, we're seeking to add talented, dedicated employees to power our mission.

Cancer is our cause. Make it yours, too.

Summary/Job Purpose:
The Senior Corporate Counsel, Commercial is responsible for providing commercialization legal support, advice and counsel in connection with planning, tactics and strategies undertaken by the Commercial Department of the Company, primarily the Market Access function. The attorney in this position will provide direct regulatory advice and transactional support for Exelixis' relationships with key customers and business partners, including but not limited to group purchasing organizations, large hospital networks, PBMs, specialty pharmacies, and distributors. The attorney in this position will also be responsible for managing a team that provides transactional support for the Sales, Marketing, and Commercial Strategy, Analytics and Operations functions within the Commercial Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct legal support to the Commercial-Market Access department, in the furtherance of their operational responsibilities and in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Company's Healthcare Compliance Program.
  • Advise Commercial-Market Access department on compliance with government price reporting requirements.
  • Supervise Commercial Transactions team, responsible for providing transactional support for the contracting needs of the Sales, Marketing, and Commercial Strategy, Analytics and Operations Departments.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts in support of the Commercial department, including purchase and distribution agreements, PBM agreements.
  • Ongoing tracking and evaluation of legal and regulatory developments at the Federal and state levels pertinent to the commercialization of innovative pharmaceuticals, including but not limited to guidance and advisories from FDA, OIG, DOJ, CMS, and other relevant government agencies.
  • Advise and troubleshoot on existing agreements.
  • In collaboration with the Healthcare Compliance function, and taking into consideration input from operational clients and colleagues, maintain and modify Company policies and SOPs in a risk-based manner, as necessary to reflect changes and clarifications to applicable laws and regulations, develop associated written guidance, and conduct live or web-based training to operational teams.
  • Assist Healthcare Compliance with the monitoring and auditing of Commercial activities, including periodic field-based monitoring activities.
  • Participate in the investigation of complaints and alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of conduct, and coordinates with management in developing/implementing corrective action plans and provides general guidance on such matters.
  • Handle a broad variety of miscellaneous legal tasks on an as needed basis.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises employees, consultants, and/or vendors.

Education/experience/knowledge & Skills:
  • BS/BA degree; optimally in life sciences or a related field.
  • JD degree required and must be admitted to practice, preferably in California.

  • At least 5 years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house legal department, with a focus on providing transactional and regulatory advice regarding marketed products in the biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
  • Contract drafting and negotiation experience required.

  • Thorough knowledge of laws, regulations and guidance applicable to various biopharmaceutical commercial initiatives.
  • Thorough knowledge of processes related to the drafting, negotiation and review of various commercial contracts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to articulate legal advice in a clear, concise and complete manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • As a visible representative of the Legal department with responsibility for the enforcement of Company polices and ethical standards, must exercise strong, positive leadership and influencing skills.
  • Must have a record of professional performance and personal integrity reflective of good judgment and the ability to apply legal principles to business facts in a reasonable manner.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and with the ability to re-prioritize on short time frames.
  • Acts responsibly and conscientiously.
  • Works under pressure to meet specific deadlines.
  • Works independently and in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Dedicated to quality, reliability, and highest professional standards in all work tasks.

Working Conditions:
  • Environment: primarily working indoors, performing clerical work

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several?U.S. geographic markets, and we pay differently based on those defined markets. The base pay range for this position?is $202,500 - $287,000 annually. The base pay range may take into account the candidate's geographic region, which will adjust the pay depending on the specific work location. The base pay offered will take into account the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, experience and internal equity, among other factors.
In addition to the base salary, as part of our Total Rewards program, Exelixis offers comprehensive employee benefits package, including a 401k plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts. Employees are also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus program, or if field sales staff, a sales-based incentive plan. Exelixis also offers employees the opportunity to purchase company stock, and receive long-term incentives, 15 accrued vacation days in their first year, 17 paid holidays including a company-wide winter shutdown in December, and up to 10 sick days throughout the calendar year.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.