Contracting Specialist

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Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <strong>Departmental Summary<br /><br /></strong>Responsible for performing all contracting activity spanning all commodities.&nbsp; Prepare contractual provisions and administer contract proposals.
Responsibilities: <strong><strong>Departmental Preferences<br /><br /></strong></strong> <ul> <li>Develop negotiation strategies, conduct negotiations and manage master contracts. Negotiate Statement of Work (SOW), Amendments and Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA).</li> <li>Negotiate regulatory and compliance related contractual agreements (BAAs, government services, etc.).</li> <li>Negotiate contract and pricing, finalize and execute agreements; issue purchase orders.</li> <li>Validate the Enterprise Acquisition Checklist (EAC) responses are complete and accurate.&nbsp; Ensure product or service descriptions are compliant (PHI, PII, BAA).</li> <li>Develop service level agreements for key customers and suppliers. Ensure compliance with customer SLA and that pricing is consistent with sourced pricing.</li> <li>Develop reporting and metrics.</li> <li>Partner with the business, Office of General Counsel (OGC), Insurance, Audit and Procurement in terms of formulating a negotiation strategy for contractual agreement.</li> <li>Collaborate with Business Development, Procurement Consultants and Specialists relative to a contracting and negotiation strategy.</li> <li>Develop negotiation strategies and assemble fact based cases for use with suppliers</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong><strong>Departmental Requirements<br /><br /></strong></strong> <p>QUALIFICATIONS</p> <ul> <li>Bachelor's Degree preferred in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or related field. A Juris Doctorate is helpful, therefore preferred.</li> <li>Four (4) years contract negotiating experience required with two (2) years&rsquo; experience negotiating business contractual terms, strategy planning and analysis and review of existing contractual agreements.</li> <li>Two (2) years&rsquo; experience with business contractual terms required; legal contractual terms preferred.</li> <li>Two (2) years negotiation strategy planning and analysis and review of existing contractual agreements preferred</li> <li>Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) certification preferred.</li> <li>Institute of Supply Management (I.S.M.) affiliation preferred.</li> <li>Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills required</li> <li>Intermediate Written Communications and Oral Communication skill level required</li> <li>Intermediate Effectiveness Measurement skills required</li> <li>Advanced Contracts Review skills required</li> <li>Intermediate Problem Solving skills required</li> <li>Proficient in procurement systems and current industry standard PC applications and systems.</li> <li>Thrive in an interdependent, team environment.</li> <li>Should exhibit exemplary behaviors in Drive Execution, Communicate, Build Partnership and an emphasis on own it and Reach Out</li> </ul>