Job Details

Procurement Contracts Attorney (risk)

Company name

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Mar 06, 2021

Posted on

Nov 21, 2020

Years of Experience

1-5 yrs required


Owings Mills, MD, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Procurement Contracts Attorney (Risk)
Duties: Ensures contracts adhere to applicable Risk standards, are internally consistent and appropriately cover the legal and risk considerations. Reviews contracts to assess risk, making recommendations to Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Legal, Business Owners and vendors for insurance requirements, indemnification, and limitation of liability provisions to ensure compliance with parameters established by Risk Management. Ensure that Risk and Privacy process controls are met. Identify, communicate, and escalate (as appropriate) contract issues and deviations from established contract guidelines. Works with the Sourcing Associates, Legal, Business Owner, Risk Management, and other stakeholders to appropriately elevate contract provisions that cannot be agreed upon with the vendor to proper CareFirst signatory authority. Examines, recommends, and negotiates risk and alternative risk control techniques to Risk Management in order to minimize contractual risks and assure corporate protection. Work with Procurement Contracts Coordinator to establish a system and track vendor COIs. Work with Corporate Risk to authorize exceptions to our standard insurance requirements and limitations of liability. Work with Enterprise Risk to summarize contract exceptions for limitation of liability to quantify risk across the enterprise. Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts including but not limited to Consulting Services Agreements, Software License Agreements, SaaS Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, etc. Ensures contracts adhere to applicable standards, are internally consistent and appropriately cover the legal and risk considerations. Ensure that Information Security, Legal, Risk and Privacy process controls are met. Identify, communicate and escalate (as appropriate) contract issues and deviations from established contract guidelines. Review contracts within an average response time of three (3) days. Provide standard language and general guidance on contract terms and conditions. Lead vendor negotiations, with the assistance of SS&P and the business owner. Provide leadership and direction to staff in the structuring and drafting of contracts and contract redlines. Provide interpretation of contract terms and conditions to staff.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree or equivalent and 1-5 years of experience in corporate contracting. Must have contract preparation experience with a working knowledge of the Risk related aspects of contracting, including insurance, indemnification and limitation of liability. Experience with contract drafting, contract terms and conditions and contract negotiations. Excellent project & time management skills including, but not limited to risk assessment, workplan development and management. Developed analytical, organizational and coordination skills. Effective presentation, negotiation and influencing skills to interface with all levels of management and suppliers. Able to apply complex problem-solving abilities to achieve problem ad process solutions. Ability to spot, communicate and mitigate issues. Flexibility and the ability to work under time constraints, adapt to shifting priorities, to work independently as well as part of a team. Must exhibit computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, and Power Point. Good time management skills, high level of self-motivation, and attention to detail. Must be able to work well in a team environment as well as independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills a must. Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging. Preferred: Knowledge of current technology trends and their impact on legal and risk requirements and industry best practices (e.g. cloud technology, data privacy, and IT security) Knowledge of the FAR/HIPAA/Medicare regulations. Knowledge of Ariba or similar procurement automation tools. Thorough understanding of property/casualty/professional liability insurance and risk management principles.
Closing Date: 12/20/20

Additional info

Job ID: 14180

Company info

Hirring Coordinator
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
10455 Mill Run Circle
Owings Mills, MD 21117