Careers that Change Lives
Restorative Therapies Group ("RTG") Legal provides legal support to business units across RTG, including in areas of advertising and promotional review, complex contract drafting and negotiation, business development relationships, and dispute management. RTG Legal works closely with cross-functional business partners across RTG and with colleagues across Medtronic Legal to ensure that RTG's legal needs are met. RTG Legal personnel include lawyers at various levels, paralegals, and legal assistants.
The Paralegal Manager will manage the commercial paralegals within RTG Legal that work on commercial contracting and advertising and promotional review and will also perform high level, sophisticated paralegal work. The Paralegal Manager will work across RTG Legal to understand the need for commercial paralegal services, structure paralegal work assignments and allocations to meet RTG Legal's needs, and ensure that we are optimally utilizing our RTG commercial paralegal talent. The Senior Paralegal Manager will also identify opportunities for optimal work distribution across paralegals and legal assistants to ensure that work is being performed at the appropriate level. Management of RTG paralegals focused on product liability litigation, patient claims, and product sales contracting is out-of-scope for the role.
The Paralegal Manager will develop and drive strategy for the RTG commercial paralegal team, possibly including development of new objectives, new operating policies, products, and processes. She/he will face problems and issues that are complex, difficult and undefined, and that require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation to understand the problem. This role requires deft people skills, including the ability to influence across functions and businesses while balancing divergent objectives to gain cooperation of other parties.
A Day in the Life
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
Manages and supervises the collective work of the RTG Legal paralegal team, with an eye toward optimum utilization of resources.
Manages and performs high-level, sophisticated paralegal work on behalf of RTG, including but not limited to the following:
Reviews advertising and promotional materials in collaboration with other functions, including Marketing, Regulatory, Clinical, and Medical Affairs.
Drafts and negotiates complex, bespoke agreements.
Conducts research on projects as directed by RTG attorneys.
Reviews and ensures compliance with company policies and regulations.
Assists internally in analyzing documents.
Counsels internal clients on a wide variety of matters and helps to identify and involve the appropriate resources across Medtronic Legal.
Communicates with internal and external customers and vendors concerning ongoing operations, programs or processes.
Oversees all commercial paralegal services in RTG Legal other than product liability litigation, patient claims, and product sales contracting.
Manages performance, develops talent, drives engagement and inclusion.
Plans, prioritizes and directs responsibilities of direct reports.
Accountable for mentoring, developing and coaching staff of meeting/exceeding performance expectations and defined objectives.
Provides leadership to staff to ensure prioritization of strategic and department level initiatives to include defining performance goals and targets, conducting performance reviews, and staff 1:1s to guide performance management and employee development efforts and manage toward departmental goals.
All other duties as assigned.
Travel requirement: 10-20%.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
Nice to Have
Prior experience with complex contract drafting and negotiation
Prior experience reviewing advertising and promotional materials to ensure compliance with corporate policies and applicable laws and regulations
Excellent strategic planning skills
Demonstrated success in driving engagement within a matrixed environment
Experience working closely with cross-functional and business partners
Clear thinking, superior communication skills
Ability to work with and influence all levels of management and employees
Exceptional presentation, oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with complex and sensitive information
Ability to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment
Independent thinker/hard worker
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We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.
Physical Job Requirements
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.
The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel requirement: 10-20%.