Northwestern Memorial Hospital Contract Associate in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Jobid-10583Develop and maintain long-term relationships with vendor corporate and contracting personnel to support NMH strategic goals and ensure consistency as contracts for varied products and services are negotiated with the same vendor; Participate in quarterly and annual business reviews for major vendors; Participate in development of new corporate contracts and review of expiring agreements; Track financial performance, utilization and business protections associated with executed agreements; Monitor compliance with contractual terms; Provide guidance in dispute resolution. Operational Responsibilities: Draft routine amendments, extensions, short form contracts, and other documents that utilize NMH standard contract templates; Evaluate new, existing, and revised Group Purchasing agreements; Establish and maintain complete contract files, including vendor contacts, contract progression stages, and final executed agreements. AA/EOE.Required: Bachelor's Degree in Management, Finance, Healthcare, or Pre-Law; Three years of relevant experience in a consulting firm, healthcare organization, or contracting department negotiating a substantial contract portfolio; Thorough understanding of business contracting principles; Materials Management experience with an emphasis in contracting and purchasing; Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills; Ability to communicate to a diverse audience ranging from senior executives, physicians, legal counsel, department managers, and all levels of supplier management; Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize according to deadlines and the flexibility to manage multiple objectives; Demonstrated ability to work independently towards a deadline; Consistent level of output with focus on detail and accuracy; Skilled in utilization of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Desired: Masters in Business Administration, Health Care or Law.For more details see online:URLNorthwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. This employer participates in E-Verify.