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26 Oct 2020

Temporary Contract Manager (20-16751)

Axelon Services Corporation – Posted by iris.chen@axelon.com Tampa, Florida, United States

Job Description

“This role is currently work-from-home and will move to the office environment after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”

RESPONSIBLILTIES/DELIVERABLES:
• Acting as first stop and advisor prior to SE team going to CLS for legal questions
• Drafting contract language, redlining, negotiation and guidance to SE within parameters permitted by CLS
• Collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders, including CLS, SE, BP&S, Global Process Owners, and other important cross-functional teams
• Manage and handle escalations in the contracting process
• Streamlining and creating efficiency in contracting and legal escalation process for SE

Job Description:
• Conduct contract facilitation process for highly complex contracts
o Complete any required pre-transactional steps and prior endorsement, with appropriate risk assessment due diligence
o Execute contracts in a timely method with appropriate legal support to ensure compliance with company standards
o Perform appropriate due diligence by assessing risk mitigating options, and identifying business issues
o Ensure appropriate written guidelines are followed and/or SME input is obtained throughout the process (e.g., privacy, finance, international and domestic taxation, customs and trade, information security, systems quality, software asset management, and other SMEs)
o Ensure key agreements and contracts are reviewed by peers and superiors to protect and advance the company’s interest
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to enable the procurement contracting process and ensure excellence in contract management
o Collaborate with Client Legal in its development, oversight and maintenance of relevant contract templates, fallback and guidance in continually improving an efficient and effective Procurement contracting function
o Identify points of escalation for Sourcing Excellence (‘SE’) to interface with Strategy, Process & Capabilities, Legal, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., Compliance, Audit, etc.,) regarding contracting and Procurement policy and related operational questions
o Review key agreements and contracts reviewed to protect and advance the company’s interests
o Work within the Five Ways of Working among between SE and CLS.
• Lead continuous improvement initiatives towards an industry-leading contracting capability within Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
o Participate in training to provide opportunities for professional development and further expansion of contracting skillsets
o Ensure thresholds and collaboration between Business, Legal, and other involved parties are clear and well communicated
o Partner with functional / regional category teams to maintain effective contracting procedures and ensure adherence to regional/global category strategies
o Collaborate with Global Process Owners

Competencies:
• Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Excel (vlookups, pivot tables, formulas etc.), SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint and Access
• Knowledge and proficiency with SAP, Ariba and other management and financial experience
• Organization — Ability to manage multiple priorities and resources in a dynamic environment across various departments, and organize complex information.
• Judgment and Decision Making — Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
• Critical Thinking — Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must possess initiative with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Attitude & Teamwork– Projects confidence tempered with humility. Must be a team player willing both to steer the team towards success and to fully support the team when others are steering.
• Problem Sensitivity —Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Recognizes there is a problem and escalates or informs the resources who can address the problem.
• Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
• Analyzing Data, Drawing Conclusions and Making Decisions/recommendations — Analyzes information and evaluates results to draw conclusions, make data driven decisions and develop actionable recommendations for business units
• Communication – Shares and collects information, exchanges ideas and openly explores perspectives, and adjusts style and content to each person, audience and circumstance

Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

• JD or paralegal or equivalent degree
• 6-8 years of relevant experience including drafting, reviewing and negotiating procurement / business contracts, procurement negotiations (preferably in Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences industries [or other regulated industries])
• Experience managing cross-functional and/or global teams of contracting and / or procurement professionals and in establishing performance expectations
• Other Relevant Experience: internal stakeholder management, data/information management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Relevant professional certifications (e.g., CPM, CPIM)
• 4 years of Pharmaceutical Procurement experience
• Membership in Professional Associations (e.g., ISM)
• Experience in procurement a plus.

How to Apply

Please send your updated resume to iris.chen@axelon.com

Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 11 days.

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