Contracts and Compliance Administrator
Change people’s lives and love what you do! Cochlear is the most recognized brand in hearing health care.
Human needs have always been our inspiration, ever since Professor Graeme Clark set out to create the first multi-channel cochlear implant because he saw his father struggle with hearing loss. We always start with people in mind – thinking about their needs.
For this reason, our products, services and support will continue to evolve and improve. We are by our customers’ side through the entire hearing journey, so they can experience a life full of hearing. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives and working in an organization where they can be part of bringing the mission to life each day.
About the role
In order to help Cochlear continue to grow and service our customers, we are recruiting for a Contracts and Compliance Administrator in our Americas head office based in Lone Tree, CO. This role offers a hybrid work environment with a combination of in-office and remote work from home.
In alignment with our organizational principle of providing a safe work environment, and in order to comply with new requirements for contractors of the Federal Government, all US-based employees of Cochlear Americas are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The only allowable exceptions include qualifying medical and religious accommodations.
To be successful in this role, you’ll be able to review, revise and negotiate, as appropriate, new and existing commercial contracts on behalf of the organization. You’ll work collaboratively with the legal team to identify compliance and/or privacy issues in connection with contracts administration; business stakeholders from clinical, marketing and regulatory in connection with reviewing promotional content; and business stakeholders from sales and sales operations to negotiate commercial agreements. This role is responsible for ensuring that all commercial contracts are negotiated in compliance with company objectives, company policies, and all state and federal laws and that appropriate policies and procedures are followed in connection with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
- Work with applicable organization and external stakeholders to understand commercial contracting needs and objectives relative to the sale of Cochlear products to hospitals, surgical centers, healthcare practices, healthcare systems and group purchasing organizations and provide support relating to Cochlear Americas’ U.S. and Canadian business units.
• Negotiate, draft and revise commercial agreements, distribution agreements, vendor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consultant agreements, and other standard commercial agreements individually while supported by others on the legal team.
• Reconcile RFPs issued by health systems and group purchasing organizations, compile program requirements, proposal submittals and resultant agreement.
• Review and revise commercial content, including but not limited to web-based, email-initiated and print collateral, to conform with applicable company objectives, company policies, and state and federal laws, individually while supported by others on the legal team.
- Follow relevant quality procedures in order to deliver quality products and services and identify and support the implementation of continuous improvement, and undertake additional quality responsibilities (e.g. audit) when appropriately trained to undertake these responsibilities.
To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to meet and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities in your application and at interview:
- Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years’ experience with corporate commercial contracts
- Proven negotiation skills with ability to define strategies and lead negotiations
- Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
- Effective data organization, analysis and management skills
- Ability to complete multiple project assignments efficiently and accurately
- Strong attention to detail
Physical & Mental Demands
The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to be in a stationary (seated/standing) position; utilize business technology for work product delivery, communicate orally and in writing with others internal or external to the organization, utilize problem solving/critical thinking skills to discern and convey information. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.
The work environment is a combination of an office/home environment and are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Schedule: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday through Friday.
In addition to the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow professionally, we offer competitive wages and benefits. The Target Salary Range: $75,000 – $80,000 as well as an annual bonus of 7.5% of base salary.
The overall benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability, pet insurance, 401K Matching, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, PTO (vacation, holidays, floating holidays, sick and volunteer time off), tuition reimbursement, transportation supplementation, maternity and paternity leave, and wellness programs.
Apply now by completing your application form online. Applicants must meet the job specific application criteria to be considered. Visit our careers site at www.cochlear.us/careers to learn more.
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 law. In 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 303-264-2549.