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Contract Manager - Remote

Company: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Together, we can beat cancer.At Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company, we bring together the world's best talent to realize our vision of a world without fear of cancer. Together, we work passionately to develop and deliver easy-to-use, efficient oncology solutions.We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what's possible, to improve people's lives around the world. We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success.If you want to be part of this important mission, we want to hear from you.Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company, whose leading technology, products and software are being used in the fight against cancer, is seeking a Contract Manager with 5+ years of experience negotiating, documenting and closing commercial contracts to join its legal team. This position can be remote and will provide commercial legal and contract related support on inbound customer facing transactions for Varian's sales, support, service, and installations teams as well as other functional units.Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Draft, negotiate and close commercial contracts, including but not limited to, sales, support, service, software licensing and SaaS
  • Work independently to execute all phases of commercial negotiations, drafting and closing of addendums to standard purchase and license terms as well as master purchase and support agreements whether on customer or vendor paper or Varian contract templates
  • Take on concurrently a portfolio of transactions, deals and contracts
  • Identify risk, address counter-positions, and draft alternative provisions to counter-party questions, concerns and proposed language, including limitations of liability, indemnity, intellectual property, privacy, security, PHI and PII in the context of commercial contracts and business associate agreements
  • Communicate and explain positions and counter-positions with executive sales, support and business teams
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams including sales, support, sales operations, ethical compliance, regulatory, and finance as well as various business/functional units
  • Prepare and update playbooks, contract review policies and processes and provide related training to sales, sales order management, contract administration and other functional teamsExperience/Qualifications:
    • Must be practical, results oriented, well-organized, detail-oriented, flexible, with an ability to, after preliminary training and mentorship, independently negotiate, draft and close commercial agreements, including addendums and amendments to standard purchase and license terms, master purchase and support agreements (whether or on customer paper or Varian contract templates),
    • Ability to handle multiple matters simultaneously with little oversight
    • 5+ years of transactional and commercial experience with an emphasis on handling and negotiating substantive contract terms with customer legal or contract negotiation teams for a range of commercial agreements including hardware, software, SaaS, and related support and professional services
    • Ability to identify, assess and explain risks and independently draft alternative positions and language to mitigate risk
    • Can do attitude who is willing to take on any matter or project whether large or small, complex or simple
    • Proven ability to think clearly and succinctly and cogently articulate a negotiating position verbally or in writing as well as independently draft contracts and alternative positions in clear, concise language
    • Strong EQ and excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
    • Effective organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and complete them on time and with little supervision
    • Familiarity with data protection, privacy and ethical compliance issues, HIPPA related to business associates and covered entities is desirable
    • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines
    • Be a team player who can perform assigned responsibilities with minimal supervision
    • Prior experience working at a health care, life sciences, medical device or technology company a plusEducation and Experience:
      • Bachelors degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years of related experience or Masters Degree with 3 years of related experience.
      • Paralegal and Medical Device/Healthcare experience preferred.Varian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and promotes and supports diversity in its workforce#LI-RemoteTo ensure compliance withapplicable legal requirements in the U.S., including the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, subject to legally required and approved accommodations.Fighting cancer calls for big ideas.We envision a world without fear of cancer. Achieving this vision takes dedication and commitment from all of us, every single day. That's why we celebrate and value the distinctly beautiful and intersectional identities of each of our employees. We are a mirror of our patient-base, which allows us to innovate. Big ideas come from everywhere, and the best ideas are fostered by our unique individual experiences. At Varian, we encourage you to bring your whole self to work and believe your bold and authentic perspective will help to power more victories over cancer.#TogetherWeFight

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