Contract Specialist - 014556

Excellus Bluecross Blueshield Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 3 months ago

The Lifetime Healthcare Companies aims to attract the best talent from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and experiential backgrounds, to diversify our workforce and best reflect the communities we serve.

Our mission is to foster an environment where diversity and inclusion are explicitly recognized as fundamental parts of our organizational culture. We believe that diversity of thought and background drives innovation which enables us to provide leading-edge healthcare insurance and services. With that mission in mind, we recruit the best candidates from all communities, to diversify and strengthen our workforce.


Employees are united by our Lifetime Way Values & Behaviors that include compassion, pride, excellence, innovation and having fun! We aim to be an employer of choice by valuing workforce diversity, innovative thinking, employee development, and by offering competitive compensation and benefits.


Under the supervision of Assigned Management, this position acts to protect the legal, business, and contractual interests of Lifetime Healthcare, Inc. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and any joint ventures (collectively, the "Corporations"). The incumbent is responsible for drafting, reviewing, negotiating contracts and managing the contract review process for the Corporations with a focus on client services, professionalism, and confidentiality.

Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Focuses on drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts, including but not limited to contracts for internal stakeholders in procurement, marketing, technology, and human resources

  • Prepares legal contracts, letters of agreement, and other documents related to a variety of trade, commercial, financial, and operational matters such as purchase agreements, etc., to protect the organization's legal and business interests

  • Supports creation and maintenance of contract templates and fallback language in accordance with changes in the laws, regulations, or corporate policies

  • Advises and trains internal clients on the Corporations' contracts policies, practices and procedures and support the continuous improvement of the department's contract management system, including the development of new or improved tools to enhance the efficiency of the contracting process

  • Prepares, organizes, maintains and documents contract performance and compliance for contract records and files

  • Assists in the management of contract documentation flow, approvals and reporting consistent with internal processes

  • Provides business clients practical advice and support on contract matters in a fast-paced environment

  • Identifies and assesses risks of contract terms and conditions and communicate them to stakeholders

  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure consistency and compliance with contract and other corporate policies and procedures

  • Regularly reviews and prioritizes workload and maintains a neat and organized workspace

  • Proactively communicates with internal clients from time to time as necessary or appropriate regarding expectations of the content of work product and timeframes for completion of work

  • Keeps abreast of developments germane to the job function by participation or attendance at seminars, workshops and professional society meetings, review of publications, and, as necessary or appropriate, independent study, as approved by management

  • Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies' mission and values, adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct, and Leading to the Lifetime Way values and beliefs.

  • Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.

  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.

  • Performs other functions as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, admission to the New York State Bar and a minimum of two years of business experience in a corporate or law firm environment; will also consider candidates with a master's degree and a minimum of five years of direct experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex supplier/vendor contracts.

  • Strong understanding of contractual terms and conditions; solid grasp of contracting concepts and strong analytical skills and contract drafting skills

  • Prior legal experience in the health care and/or health insurance industry is preferred

  • Superior organizational and prioritization skills and a high level of attention to details.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with the ability to work independently and as a team member, as required

  • Dedicated and motivated self-starter who takes initiative and works through issues in a thorough manner

  • Responsive and client-service focused

  • Possesses sound problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Must possess the ability to review current processes and make improvements.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and database programs

Physical Requirements

In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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