Contracts Manager

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Location: Remote (US), PA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 5082

 

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit teleflex.com.

 

OEM – Teleflex Medical OEM is a leading global provider of product development and production services for medical device manufacturers. We set ourselves apart with deep expertise, decades of experience, a dedication to design for manufacturability, and extensive, in-house capabilities, which include engineering, regulatory services, material selection and formulation, prototyping, manufacturing, assembly and packaging. We deliver industry-changing innovations and next-generation solutions for extrusions; diagnostic and interventional catheters; balloons and balloon catheters; sheath/dilator sets; specialty sutures, braids and fibers; and bioabsorbable sutures, yarns and resins. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

This role leads the OEM organization globally with all aspects related to customer and vendor contracts with a solid understanding of business requirements and adherence to corporate legal policy. The role requires a solid leader to manage the negotiating, structuring, and management of contractual documents with vendors, customers and/or partners. Train sales leaders on proper contract review and execution. Lead negotiations with customer counsel.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Provides Subject Matter Expert support for all legal issues or risk assessment that arises. Assesses risk, balances business interests and corporate guidelines. Seeks legal counsel input if needed. Advises on recommendations and decisions to internal stakeholders.
•    Lead and manage contract processes from beginning discussions thru to expiration monitoring.
•    Draft, negotiate, and finalize contracts which includes: supply agreements, quality agreements, vendor agreements and confidentiality agreements.
•    Work directly with internal stakeholders to provide guidance and recommendation on contractual terms and provisions, legal and business issues and risk assessments for the organization.
•    Act as the communication liaison between internal departments, external customers (as required) and the legal department to balance input on terms and contractual provisions, legal and business issues and risk assessments for the organization.
•    Prepare language according to the terms/contractual provisions and administer contract proposals. Balance business interests with corporate guidelines and legal counsel input.
•    Reviews and approves documents for protection of the company’s contractual adherence to company policy.
•    Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
•    Communicate with internal stakeholders the final contract structure for implementation and execution.
•    Trains and advises sales leaders on proper contract review and execution.
•    Develop appropriate metrics and communication processes to update the organization on contract status (including current negotiations, stalled negotiations and risks to the business) and with contract performance.  Lead discussions to drive improvements on highlighted areas of concern/risk.
•    Manage executed contracts via proper storage/retention of executed contracts/amendments, real time updates to the contract database repository and monitoring of expirations for internal review.
•    Lead the development and maintenance of standard contract language.
•    Lead and manage the customer change notification process which includes availability of contract parameters, timely review of required information with internal stakeholders and proper record retention of the communications.
•    Support contract activities of direct team member during periods of integration activities.
•    Direct the review of purchase orders for clarity/concerns on contractual content primarily for China purchase orders.
•    Lead the process to respond to customer’s supplier pre-qualifications queries and evaluations.
•    Lead the process to respond to online bids.
 

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree required. Law degree required.
•    Experience owning the process to balance customer and business requirements along with legal parameters to result in profitable relationships.
•    Minimum of three years experience managing Business to Business contract agreements is preferred.
•    Minimum of two years experience in manufacturing or healthcare industry preferred.
•    Previous experience supervising/directing the work of others preferred.
 

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Strong aptitude to interpret and apply legal language
•    Ability to quickly process and synthesize information from customers (internal & external) and legal representatives
•    Exceptional communication skills:  written, verbal and listening
•    Demonstrated ability to convey contract language to non-legal audiences
•    Self-motivated with a high degree of initiative and ability to multi-task
•    Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross functional teams.
•    Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization
•    Ability to manage and conflict and gain consensus
•    Strong attention to detail and exceptional problem solving skills
•    Strong negotiations skills
•    Extreme attention to detail, strong process management and sense of urgency (prioritization and meeting deadlines)
•    Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
•    Previous experience in Project Management preferred
 

 

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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