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Commercial Counsel



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 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

Veevas Legal Team is seeking a Commercial Counsel or a Senior Contract Administrator available to start July 1, 2024.

We are looking for a customer service-oriented, team player who can work autonomously in a dynamic environment. In this role, you will play a crucial part within the Legal Team as they provide legal support to Veevas Global Partner Alliances teams. This role will report to the Senior Counsel, Global Alliances.

This position is ideal for an individual who is extremely detail-oriented, driven, and eager to build on their analytical and critical thinking abilities by solving problems with creative solutions.

What You'll Do

  • Provide superior customer service to internal and external customers regarding contracts
  • Draft, review, revise, and negotiate substantive terms of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), Veeva alliance agreements, third-party partner program agreements, software license agreements, and other legal templates. You will also help to create new templates for new programs/initiatives
  • Report on the status of existing and pending contracts (currently managed in Salesforce.com)
  • Recommend and implement improvements and innovations to the contract process and terms
  • Manage the contracting process for sponsorship of Veeva Summit events
  • Be a back-up support to the teams third-party TPA function
  • Maintain contract template versions
  • Maintain the Global Alliances Legal Teams intranet page
  • Be responsible for the signature acquisition process (e.g., routing agreements for electronic signature)
  • Support special contract-related projects as necessary
  • Support the Global Alliances Legal Team as requested
  • Other responsibilities as requested


  • Based on the East Coast in the U.S.
  • 4+ years of contract administration/management or a newly qualified Associate Attorney
  • Ability to review, redline, and negotiate substantive issues in legal documents and to identify and analyze areas of concern
  • Experience supporting internal business teams or clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a friendly, outgoing, and flexible manner
  • Accurate and organized with data and documents
  • Ability to work independently, be proactive, and meet critical deadlines under tight timelines
  • Ability to manage varying workloads and handle multiple tasks for different business teams simultaneously, prioritizing appropriately
  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges
  • Detail-oriented and communicative you know when to escalate appropriately
  • Experience with Gmail, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Sign (f/k/a EchoSign), Salesforce, and able to learn new programs or softwares quickly

Perks & Benefits

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


  • Base pay: $100,000 - $200,000
  • 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.


Veevas 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 [email protected].