Manager, Contract Administration

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies - Somerville, NJ4.3

30+ days ago
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC), a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Manager, Contract Administration to be located in Somerville, NJ; Raynham, MA; Cincinnati, OH; West Chester, PA; or Warsaw, IN.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies produce a broad range of innovative products and solutions used primarily by health care professionals in the fields of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices contains key surgical platforms such as Wound Closure, Orthopedics, Open and Minimally Invasive Stapling, Energy, Biosurgery, Aesthetics, ENT, and Cardiovascular surgical products. As the most comprehensive devices business in the world, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices (MD) is best suited to serve evolving customer needs, train more surgeons to improve standards of care, and treat more patients globally as access expands. The business is expected to experience solid growth over the next 5 to 7 years.

The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Strategic Customer Group (SCG) contracting team is responsible for the development and execution of customer contract strategy for our medical devices companies. Contracting includes the development and delivery of Contracting Strategies (contracting options / parameters by customer segment), Deal Desk (single point of contact, rapid response hub for developing contracts and pricing offers), Customer Analytics (preparation of customer-ready analytics and materials for the field to support customer updates and negotiations), Contract Administration (contract generation, negotiation, signature, loading and performance tracking) and Contracting and Pricing Committee (CPC) governance (commercial contracting and pricing governance). The Contracting group works in close collaboration with the field to put together offerings (products, pricing, solutions and T&Cs) for the customer while still supporting the objectives and strategies of the business.

Role Objective
The Manager, Contract Administration will be part of the SCG Contract Administration Team, reporting to the Senior Manager, Contract Administration, providing effective and efficient contract review and negotiation for commercial contracts. This individual will be responsible for supporting the management of various contract templates to support the business and CPC approved Contract Strategies and will be responsible for supporting terms and conditions redlines for commercial contracts across the JJMDC organization.

In this role, you will handle assigned redlines including customer negotiation in close partnership with the Deal Desk, account management and the field sales organization. They will partner closely with the Commercial Programs Legal Group (CPLG) as a Learned Intermediary, the broader SCG contracting community, HCC and internal business partners, in identifying best practices, process improvements and supporting strategic initiatives in an effort to improve turnaround time processes and workflows. Responsibilities will include at the direction of the Senior Manager, Contract Administration, coordination of terms and conditions changes, identifying potential gaps, ensuring contracts are aligned to strategy, customer negotiations, sharing best practices and recommending solutions to improve customer experience.

At the direction of management, direct and manage commercial contract terms and conditions negotiation
Develop and maintain positive business partnering relationships with legal, Deal Desk & field
Review and negotiate terms and conditions in commercial contract documents.
Work with the Senior Manager, Contact Administration to facilitate internal contract approval and stakeholder negotiation to resolve complex issues and assist in disputes (escalating complex legal and factual issues to the appropriate internal parties, e.g. Commercial Operations, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Corporate Risk Management, Health Care Compliance, Privacy, CPLG).
Proactively support the design and implementation of systems, processes and controls to efficiently track and manage the contracting process to enhance efficiency and compliance.
When assigned, facilitate effective communication and collaboration with internal clients, consistent with company mission and values, to ensure that actions taken reflect terms of contracts and agreements. Provide regular guidance and training to business stakeholders, to ensure they understand contractual requirements as well as general legal and compliance environment.
Ownership of assigned templates, clause library and related contracting tools
Ensuring conformity to business needs, proper risk allocation and compliance with Johnson & Johnson policies and procedures
Maintain assigned SOPs and WIs

Key Competencies/Skills/Requirements

Business Knowledge:
Business Processes, Policies and Strategic Objectives
Market Place and Customer Knowledge
Strategic Thinking
Fact-based and analytical

Listening & Asserting
Strong verbal skills
Strong reading comprehension
Clear, concise written communications

Continuous Learning:
Feedback and Self-Awareness
Development Plan and Career Management

Pricing and Contracting:
Understanding of the JJMD contracting strategies and contracting continuum
Understanding the JJMD contracting systems

Mentors and Coaches Others:
Depth in a coaching / development in new ways of working in a team environment

Collaborative with other stakeholders
Strong, fact-based influencing and negotiation skills
Strong conflict management skills

Problem Solving/Decision Making:
Ability to disaggregate a problem in components and root causes
Sound judgment and strong pattern recognition
Solutions-oriented with a bias towards action

Do you strive to join an outstanding team that is dynamic and ever-changing? Is career growth and opportunity appealing to you? Apply to this opportunity today.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. MBA or JD preferred.
A minimum of 8 years of business experience is required.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in Contracting or related experience is required.
Experience with pharmaceuticals or medical devices is preferred.
Prior legal experience is preferred.
Strong organizational skills, time management skills and ability to self-manage in a complex / time sensitive environment
Capable of drafting complex contract terms and conditions, attention to detail, reviewing contracts for conformity to policies and identifying and assessing risks is required
Strong leadership skills: ability to lead, influence all levels of the organization, willingness to take prudent risk and indirectly manage cross functional teams is preferred
Ability to work well in a cross-functional environment and build support across a complex set of stakeholders
Ability to form strong, trust-based relationships with CPLG, Account Management, Franchises, Deal Managers and Contract Strategy
Drive to understand the JJMDC products and offerings, strategies and business objectives
Ability to influence and align complex groups of stakeholders towards overall business objectives
Strong level of ownership and drive for meeting / exceeding expectations
Ability to drive adherence to protocols and business rules
Experience with sales teams or account management, contracting needs and leadership mindsets
Comfort working remotely with multiple lines of business
Proficiency in MS Word including track changes and doc compare is required
Domestic travel is required up to 10% of the time.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Other Locations
North America-United States-Indiana-Warsaw, North America-United States-Ohio-Cincinnati, North America-United States-Massachusetts-Raynham, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-West Chester
Johnson & Johnson HCS Inc. (6077)
Job Function
Contract Administration
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