Associate Contracts Attorney - Vendor Contracts



Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
Veeva Systems is a mission-driven organization and pioneer in industry cloud, helping life sciences companies bring therapies to patients faster. As one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in history, we surpassed $2B in revenue in our last fiscal year with extensive growth potential ahead.
At the heart of Veeva are our values: Do the Right Thing, Customer Success, Employee Success, and Speed. We're not just any public company – we made history in 2021 by becoming a public benefit corporation (PBC), legally bound to balancing the interests of customers, employees, society, and investors.
As a Work Anywhere company, we support your flexibility to work from home or in the office, so you can thrive in your ideal environment.
Join us in transforming the life sciences industry, committed to making a positive impact on its customers, employees, and communities.
The Role
We are looking for an entry-level Associate Contract Attorney to join our dynamic, customer-centric legal team to support our internal business partners. Spanish or Portuguese language a plus.
In this role, you will:
1. Review and negotiate a range of vendor contracts and provide related legal support to internal business partners in a decentralized procurement environment. Contracts include complex technology agreements, copyright license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, services agreements, media and advertising agreements, event venue agreements, software license agreements, consulting agreements, and leases.
2. Perform legal operations functions including maintaining a vendor contract database.
3. Assist in developing processes, templates, playbooks, and self-service contracts tools as Veeva continues to grow.

What You'll Do

  • Review, redline, and negotiate vendor contracts
  • Respond to contract review requests, consulting directly with internal business partners to define contract requirements, verify details, and provide advice as needed
  • Respond to inquiries regarding internal procurement processes and contract interpretation
  • Use an electronic signing platform to send contracts for signature, and file signed contracts in a contracts database (currently in Salesforce)
  • Work with team, internal clients, and other stakeholders to define requirements for purchasing agreements, and develop playbooks, templates, and other resources
  • Coordinate with the finance team and other stakeholders
  • Other ad hoc special assignments


  • Graduate of an accredited law school and member in good standing of an applicable state bar or professional organization
  • Transactional experience reviewing, redlining, and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Strong aptitude towards drafting accurate documents, emails, and written materials, while still being concise and digestible for non-lawyers. Attention to detail is a must
  • Familiarity with technology agreements, domestic privacy law and GDPR
  • Self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and produce high-quality work
  • Advanced proficiency using MS Word including document editing, redlining, and comparison functions as well as Adobe, and G-Suite tools
  • Ability to bring positive energy and high-quality customer service approach to responsibilities

Nice to Have

  • Experience in-house at a tech company, life sciences, law firm, or similar dynamic environment
  • Ability to speak/write in Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Familiar with copyright law and intellectual property concepts
  • Experience with financial services agreements (audit/tax), marketing agreements, and insurance policies/insurance terms in commercial contracts
  • Completion of CLE focused on contract drafting and/or privacy law
  • Experience with international transactions and agreements

Perks & Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance
  • Flexible PTO and company paid holidays
  • Retirement programs
  • 1% charitable giving program


  • Base pay: $90,000 - $125,000
  • The salary range listed here has been provided to comply with local regulations and represents a potential base salary range for this role. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range above or below, depending on experience and location. We look at compensation for each individual and base our offer on your unique qualifications, experience, and expected contributions. This position may also be eligible for other types of compensation in addition to base salary, such as variable bonus and/or stock bonus.
Veeva’s headquarters is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in more than 15 countries around the world.
Veeva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need when applying for a role or in our recruitment process, please contact us at talent_accommodations@veeva.com.