Contract Specialist

Change Healthcare - Alpharetta, GA (30+ days ago)3.2

Transforming the future of healthcare isn’t something we take lightly. It takes teams of the best and the brightest, working together to make an impact.
As one of the largest healthcare technology companies in the U.S., we are a catalyst to accelerate the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities.
Here at Change Healthcare, we’re using our influence to drive positive changes across the industry, and we want motivated and passionate people like you to help us continue to bring new and innovative ideas to life.

If you’re ready to embrace your passion and do what you love with a company that’s committed to supporting your future, then you belong at Change Healthcare.
Pursue purpose. Champion innovation. Earn trust. Be agile. Include all.
Empower Your Future. Make a Difference.
Contract Specialist


Industry position:
Change Healthcare is a valued and trusted partner to our customers, enabling them to change healthcare by enhancing access and consumer engagement, simplifying and accelerating administration and payment, and helping enable affordable and quality care. The Company provides the insights, expertise and solutions that help payers, providers and consumers successfully navigate value-based healthcare. Change Healthcare is at the center of the healthcare ecosystem, enabling the company to play an important role in transforming healthcare into a more consumer-friendly, efficient and value-driven system.

Leveraging the capabilities and talent of Change Healthcare, the company’s strategic and operational plans require inspirational leadership and disciplined execution to deliver on its growth and market leadership expectations.


The Opportunity:
The Change Healthcare Legal and Compliance Organization is seeking an experienced candidate to provide legal support across the business.

The Contract Specialist will provide legal support to the sales and business organizations through drafting various types of agreements and act as an advisor to the sales and business organizations in order to educate business clients on legal issues facing their business and processes in order to minimize Change Healthcare’s exposure and risk. As a valued member of the Legal and Compliance organization, this position has visibility and exposure to upper management in supporting a competitive business within the healthcare industry.

The Contract Specialist will work closely with and collaborate with other Contract Specialists, Counsel and other attorneys in the Business Unit (BU) and have substantial and frequent interactions with Sales and BU operational leaders.

The Contract Specialist will help lead the Change Healthcare Legal and Compliance organization to become a world-class high-performing organization.

Candidates for this position will be based in Atlanta or Nashville.

Key Relationships:
Reports to: Lead Sr. Specialist, Contract Manager, Counsel or Senior Counsel

Main Responsibilities:
Work through a diverse scope of issues where analysis of the information may require identification and evaluation of many relevant potential factors.
Understand and be able to communicate effectively with clients and BU customers concerning contract terms and business goals.
Proficiently draft various agreements and capture negotiated provisions in Change Healthcare contract documents with minimal attorney oversight.
Anticipate contracting issues and initiate appropriate actions to ensure contract documents are processed efficiently and in accordance with company policies and guidelines.
Handle multiple tasks and priorities in a changing business environment.
Exercise reasonable judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining contracting solutions.
Interface with various internal business groups (Finance, Technical Accounting, Regulatory, Intellectual Property, etc.) to ensure contract documents are drafted correctly.
Conduct research as required to complete the contract documents including repository systems or other repository locations.
Participate on special project teams for the creation of tools, documents, and processes to enable improvements as needed.
Update and maintain various internal reporting systems. Adherence to process is critical and developing updates to process may be necessary from time to time.
Manage or participate in moderately complex projects involving multiple stakeholders through to completion in a timely, efficient, and collaborative fashion.

Drafts and reviews contracts and provides guidance on contract standards
Identifies, analyzes, researches and resolves legal and business process issues and makes appropriate recommendations
Participates in contract negotiations
Identifies risk, determines the level of risk and routes appropriately
Recommends, develops and/or implements contracting policies, procedures and processes
Monitors compliance with internal business and legal processes and policies
Prepares presentations for the attorneys and presents to senior leaders, as applicable
Prepares contract summaries and/or issues lists to present to attorney, senior law leaders or clients for review, if applicable
Consults on legal provisions within the contracts
Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of business units, products, strategy, and operational model

Critical Skills :
Communicate openly, clearly, and completely (including excellent written and oral skills).
Listen to the needs of the internal client or external customer to understand the broader context of issues that arise during contract negotiations and strategic initiatives.
Adapt quickly to ever-changing internal and business policies and procedures.
Demonstrated excellence in conducting in-depth legal research and analysis regarding a broad range of health care issues.
Demonstrated ability to conduct complex initiatives in a self-directed manner, with minimal oversight by attorneys, and to deliver superior results in a timely manner.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with broad spectrum of business unit attorneys, compliance officers and business unit representatives.
Ability to prioritize multiple, ongoing initiatives and efficiently re-prioritize such responsibilities, as may be required in a fast-paced, dynamic business environment.
Ability to work effectively with internal and external clients and promote the reputation and integrity of the Legal & Compliance Organization and the Company.

Leadership Competencies:
Strategic thinking: capable of providing clear and balanced support on a broad range of strategic and complex management, and product issues.
Driving results: results-oriented style with a high degree of analytical ability and proven problem solving skills.
Leading change: personal ability to thrive and quickly adapt to change; ability to confidently lead others through change in work environment.
Collaborating and influencing: effectively builds strong relationships and partnerships within and outside of the company. Able to effectively navigate within a matrixed corporate structure.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization with an open, honest and direct communication style that establishes an empathetic and effective relationship with front-line and mid-level personnel.

Additional Knowledge and Skills :
Efficient management of numerous responsibilities in a rapidly evolving health care environment.
Ability to rapidly expand subject matter knowledge base.
Adapt quickly to ever-changing internal and business policies and procedures.
Value and respect the diverse contributions by other members of the company.
Excels in team oriented work environment
Possesses ability to work under often tight time limited and demanding environment
Able to work with a variety of personalities and identify and navigate potential conflicting agendas

Minimum Requirements:
Office 365 suite and Adobe required. SalesForce, Apttus, and SharePoint skills preferred.

Minimum 4-year degree or 3-5 years of direct contract drafting; software licensing, intellectual property or healthcare industry experience preferred.

Join our team today where we are creating a better coordinated, increasingly collaborative, and more efficient healthcare system!

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Commitment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.