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Contracts and Compliance Administrator

Apply now Job no: 608658
Work type: Permanent
Location: Centennial
Categories: Legal & Patents, North America, Individual Contributor

Job Title:      Contracts and Compliance Administrator

Change people’s lives and love what you do!  Cochlear develops world-leading medical devices that help people hear. As a top 100 medical device company and market-leader in implantable hearing devices, more people choose a Cochlear-branded cochlear implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.

About the role

In order to help Cochlear strengthen its operational excellence, we are recruiting for a Contracts and Compliance Administrator in our Americas head office based in Centennial, Colorado.

To be successful in this role you’ll need to be able to work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders to ensure the appropriate administration of Cochlear’s commercial contracts and compliance obligations. You’ll work collaboratively with Cochlear’s sales, operations, marketing, finance and IT stakeholders to support a highly visible legal team and the broader business operating in the US and Canada. This role is responsible for ensuring that commercial contracts are negotiated and managed in line with company policies, while administering company reporting obligations pursuant to applicable law.

In this role you'll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Cochlear's successful history of innovation by applying your knowledge of negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial agreements, and shaping processes, systems and controls in a regulated environment. You'll know you've been successful in this role when you've become a trusted resource to a variety of teams across the business.

Key Responsibilities

The Contracts and Compliance Administrator is responsible for negotiating, drafting and reviewing new and existing commercial contracts on behalf the business, while administering processes in connection with the company’s compliance program.  This team member will assist the Contracts Manager and work closely with (a) sales and operations team members in connection with contracts and pricing requirements; (b) clinical, marketing and regulatory team members in connection with reviewing marketing materials; (c) other legal team members in connection with requirements arising from the company’s compliance program; and (d) marketing, sales and finance team members in connection with the company’s reporting obligations under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Open Payments) and similar state laws.

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience in your application and at interview:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of three years’ experience with corporate commercial contracts
  • Proven negotiation skills with ability to define strategies and lead negotiations
  • Ability to be an effective communicator and member within a team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Effective data organization, analysis and management skills
  • Steady, thoughtful and mature under pressure
  • Ability to complete multiple project assignments efficiently and accurately
  • Effective organizational, problem solving, verbal and written communications skills
  • Drive to “roll up his/her sleeves” and dive into problem solving
  • Ability to manage projects from inception through implementation in a team environment


  • Master’s degree or higher in business, law or finance
  • Previous experience with contract management software
  • Previous life sciences (medical device or pharma) experience
  • Previous experience working on or with an in-house legal team
  • Working knowledge of Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Open Payments)
  • Some knowledge of/experience with Canadian contractual matters
  • Previous experience reviewing commercial marketing content
  • Knowledge of company products, usage and markets

Working at Cochlear Americas:

  • Work with dedicated and passionate colleagues to help more people hear
  • Diverse culture
  • Highly collaborative team environment
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Competitive salary, benefits and bonus
  • State of the art facility with great work/life balance conveniences (onsite gym, dry cleaning services and more)

Apply now by completing your application form online. Cochlear is an equal employment opportunity organization. Applicants must meet the minimum job specific application criteria to be considered.


Cochlear Globally:

Cochlear pioneered and is the global leader in the research and development, manufacture and marketing of implantable hearing solutions. Cochlear’s global headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia where we design and manufacture the leading cochlear implant devices in the world. A success story in the commercialization of R&D, Cochlear has a 60% share of the global market, employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, operates directly in over 20 countries and sells in over 100 countries. Over 250,000 people across more than 100 countries now experience hearing as a recipient of a Cochlear hearing solution. Cochlear can offer:

  • The Work - A high impact job supporting world leading technology
  • The Organization – A global leader in active implantable medical device hearing technology
  • The Opportunity – To make a difference to the quality of people’s lives and grow your career

As a world-leader in innovative medical devices, Cochlear encourages continuous learning for employees. Visit for more information.

Apply now by completing your application form online. Applicants must meet the minimum job specific application criteria to be considered.

Cochlear Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local lawIn addition, Cochlear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require accommodation with completing the online application, please contact us via web or phone at 303-264-2349. #cochlearcareers

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