Edwards Lifesciences Manager, Legal Contracts in Irvine, California
Edwards Lifesciences is seeking an experienced Contracts Manager to join our Legal Department’s Commercial team. Manager, Legal Contracts, reports to the Director, Corporate Counsel and is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements at Edwards. Additionally, the Manager, Legal Contracts will work with a cross-functional team to support and manage the company’s Enterprise Contracts Lifecycle Management (ECLM) system. This is great opportunity for a talented legal professional to work for an exciting and innovative global company that is a market leader in the medical device industry.
Plays a key role in the agreement negotiation process by analyzing commercial legal terms and conditions to determine compliance and assess corporate risk.
Reviews, analyzes, negotiates, and manages a wide variety of contracts (e.g., Master Service Agreements (MSAs), IT and Service as a Software (SaaS) agreements, research & development agreements, and agreements with Healthcare Professionals and Organizations (HCPs/HCOs).
Drafts contractual provisions, including updating templates according to new company guidelines, laws, regulations, or other legal requirements in collaboration with other key stakeholders.
Effectively manages competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Has excellent organizational and communication skills and works collaboratively across different business functions and global regions; able to escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization.
Plans and implements complex legal projects and activities with accountability for successful completion of all project deliverables.
Identifies and evaluates legal process improvement opportunities.
Manages the contract template library, contract review processes and procedures and support contracts and ECLM training needs.
Develops expertise on Edwards policies, procedures, and guidelines relevant to contract management.
Develops and analyzes metrics and reports from the ECLM system.
Manages outside counsel resources and communicates with business on review progress.
Performs legal research and analysis as needed.
Requirements / Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required with 10 years of progressive responsibility with quantifiable results in contract negotiation, administration and/or management; or Master’s degree with 8 years of experience negotiating and managing contracts.
Paralegal certification or equivalent legal education or training
Strong writing, editing, negotiation and presentation skills are a must.
Mature, independent judgment and excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to think strategically and to formulate creative and practical legal business solutions is critical.
Must be capable of working independently and as part of a team.
Must be able to quickly learn new technology and software platforms.
In-house legal department or law firm experience is preferred.
Background in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or other relevant healthcare industry is preferred.
Proficiency with a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) system or similar system(s) is a plus.
Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.