The Contract Manager is primarily responsible for drafting, analyzing and negotiating a variety of corporate contracts and providing for the execution and maintenance thereof. During the negotiation process, the Contract Manager collaborates with the stakeholders in order to maximize value and mitigate risk for Conifer. The Contract Manager continually enhances supplier and client contract templates based on legal requirements and best practices. Contract Manager will continually seek to improve processes and procedures within the department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Others may be assigned.
Draft contractual provisions based on corporate strategies, legal and regulatory compliance, contract standards and pricing components.
Identify areas of risk, provide negotiating strategies and support the initiatives of senior management or other stakeholders to ensure contractual terms are aligned with company standards, to maximize value and minimize Coniferï¿½s risk.
Assure accuracy and appropriateness of contract terms and conditions.
Identify opportunities and develop recommendations to improve contracting processes and management system.
Draft and review contract amendments, statements of work and other similar documents to ensure compliance with contract provisions.
Update contract templates and analyze changes to standard template provisions in contracts being negotiated.
Facilitate contract portions of the RFP process on either client or supplier side as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding ability to draft and negotiate a large variety of legal documents
Proven ability and understanding of standard business contract terms
Proven ability to analyze contracts, to identify business risks and to provide negotiating strategies (both client and supplier experience is preferable)
Customer-driven and focused; responsive to the customerï¿½s needs
Proven ability to work independently and to work collaboratively on teams, to proactively take the initiative required to resolve issues, and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
Proven ability to adapt to changing priorities within short timeframes
Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment
Proven ability to facilitate a cross-functional team
Effective time management skills
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Include minimum education, technical training, and/or experience preferred to perform the job.
Bachelorï¿½s degree (preference for Business or Healthcare Administration)
Minimum of 10 years of experience in contract development, review, analysis and negotiation
Minimum of 15 years of relevant business experience
Candidate has developed business terms for a variety of client and supplier contracts, including service agreements, statements of work, confidentiality agreements, software agreements and business associate agreements
Candidate has experience working with attorneys to negotiate contract terms
Experience in the healthcare industry preferred but not required
Include minimum certification required to perform the job.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work in sitting position, use computer and answer telephone
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Office Work Environment
ABOUT CONIFER HEALTH SOLUTIONS
As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their financial and clinical performance, serve their communities and succeed at the business of healthcare. Conifer Health helps organizations transition from volume to value-based care, enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience and improve quality, cost and access to healthcare.
Job: Conifer Health Solutions
Primary Location: Dallas, Texas
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905026135
About Conifer Health Solutions
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.