Contracts and Compliance Administrator at Cochlear

Posted in Other 17 days ago.

Location: Lone Tree, Colorado





Job Description:

Change people's lives and love what you do! Cochlear is the most recognized brand in hearing health care.



Contracts and Compliance Administrator



  • Deadline to apply by March 1, 2024



Change people's lives and love what you do! Cochlear is helping people hear, and be heard, all over the world and is the most recognized brand in hearing health care.



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.


To be successful in this role you will 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 will 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 will 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, as well as shaping processes, systems and controls in a regulated environment. You will 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



  • 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

  • Ensure that all commercial contracts are negotiated in compliance with company objectives, company policies, and all state and federal laws

  • Provide second level review of post-reporting activities required under federal and state laws, including but not limited to obligations stemming from the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and similar state laws, individually while supported by others on the legal team

  • Ensure that all data are reported in compliance with company objectives, company policies, and state and federal laws

  • 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




Key Requirements



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

  • 3-5 years of experience with corporate commercial contracts

  • Proven negotiation skills with ability to define strategies and lead negotiations




Salary and Benefits



In addition to the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow professionally, we offer competitive wages and benefits.


  • Target Salary Range: 86,000 - 92,000 per year base salary, based upon experience, as well as an annual bonus opportunity of 7.5% of base salary. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

  • Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance as well as 401(K) matching with immediate vesting, Paid Time Off, tuition reimbursement, maternity and paternity leave, Employee Stock Purchase Plan and pet insurance.




COVID-19




In alignment with our organizational principle of providing a safe work environment, employees of Cochlear are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The only allowable exceptions include qualifying medical and religious accommodation. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination will be required when you begin employment.




Who are we?



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.



Physical & Mental Demands



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.


While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to utilize comprehension, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, organization reasoning, relating to others and discernment of items such as product specifications, procedures and processes to customers (whether internal or external). Influence, organization/classification of information and planning are also required.


The work environment is an office environment, minimal home/office environment, and are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


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.
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