Contract Lead

Aetna Inc. Hartford , CT 06183

Posted 5 days ago

Job Description:


Office Based in Hartford, CT

Aetna's legal team has an exciting opening for a Contract Lead position. This role will deliver outstanding quality service to customers through creative problem-solving and with a consultancy mindset. Provide expertise in the areas of contracts, negotiations, and project management. Drive compliance with Aetnas internal and external obligations.

Fundamental Components:

  • Negotiates contracts with customer in accordance with Aetnas standards.

  • Leads assigned contract projects by creating timelines, building contingency plans, executing corrective actions, communicating issues resolution, and identifying and utilizing key milestones, stakeholders, and resources needed to ensure timely and successful contract negotiations.

  • Manages contract risks and issues and communications of such risks and issues to stakeholders.

  • Ensures completion of projects and goals within identified service levels and timeframes.

  • Implements process improvement solutions that strengthen accountability and promote effective risk management.

  • Develops, utilizes, and contributes to all contract team tools, such as alternative solutions to effectively manage job responsibilities and disseminate information regarding contractual rights, responsibilities, and obligations to sourcing and business areas.

  • As required, verifies contract compliance and adherence to Aetnas policies and procedures.

  • Communicates effectively with Senior Management, internal constituents and customers to maintain working relationships.

  • Applies knowledge of contractual terms and conditions.


  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.

  • Conflict management and problem solving skills.

  • Proven track record as leader and team player.

  • Experience leading projects and teams.

  • Track record of implementing positive improvements and execution.

  • Experience managing diverse assignments and multiple priorities.

  • Experience demonstrating strong communication skills and the ability to form strong client relationships.

  • Must be adaptable to a dynamic work environment and take on added responsibilities as needed meet the teams needs which fundamentally support an efficient multi-faceted approach to contract creation, management and negotiation.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.



  • Legal//4-6 Years


  • Legal - contract negotiations/4-6 Years


  • Administration / Operations/Document production & distribution/4-6 Years


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

Aetna takes our candidates's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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