Edwards Lifesciences Sr. Manager, Corporate Counsel in Irvine, California
Edwards Lifesciences is seeking an experienced commercial attorney to serve as Sr. Manager, Corporate Counsel responsible for the timely and thorough advice, counsel and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial contracts. The role is also key in leading efforts to simplify contract management processes at Edwards. This role will be reporting directly to the Director, Corporate Counsel within the Legal Department’s Commercial Transaction group. This position is an exceptional opportunity for an attorney to work for an exciting and innovative global company that is a market leader in the medical device industry.
Lead commercial contract process improvements enterprise wide, rationalize templates, draft policies and develop contract guidance/playbooks for internal and external stakeholders.
Support the company’s global Enterprise Contract Lifecycle Management (ECLM) system project.
Provide strategic legal guidance to the company on the legal risks of various commercial transactions and support the negotiation on a variety of commercial agreements (e.g., master service agreements (MSAs), software licensing and software-as-a service (SaaS) agreements, and development agreements).
Work directly with and advise key decision-makers in contract negotiations and other business arrangements, including identifying and proposing solutions to key business issues and managing risk.
Lead trainings for internal clients on contract principles, negotiation of key terms, and general procedures at the company.
Provide guidance regarding data and privacy issues as they pertain to technology and service contracts in collaboration with privacy and information security leads.
Lead and influence others to accomplish specific tasks and achieve challenging and dynamic business objectives.
Develop a close working relationship with employees at all levels of the corporation.
Manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment; set priorities for self and applicable team members.
Ability to think strategically, analyze problems and present creative and practical legal business solutions; escalate issues to management as appropriate.
J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to practice law in the State of California is required.
Must have at least 4 years of experience as in-house counsel with demonstrated experience with and knowledge of corporate transactions and contracts.
Excellent analytical, detail-oriented, organized and information seeking skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives.
Understanding of related aspects of legal processes and/or systems.
Experience working within a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) system is a plus.
Background in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or related healthcare industry preferred.
More than 7 years of experience as an attorney is preferred.
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 15,000 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.