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Contract Law Attorney in Owings Mills, MD

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Company name

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Contract Law

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


USA Owings Mills, MD

Date Last Verified

Apr 05,2018

Posted on

Mar 14,2018

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Senior Procurement Contract Associate The candidate will review, draft and negotiate a variety of complex commercial contracts including but not limited to Consulting Services Agreements, Software License Agreements, SaaS Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, etc. Ensures submissions to the Legal department adhere to applicable corporate and regulatory standards, are internally consistent and appropriately address legal and risk considerations. Ensure that Information Security, Legal, Risk and Privacy process controls are met. Identify, communicate and escalate to the Program Director, Procurement Contracts & Governance (as appropriate) contract issues and material deviations from established contract guidelines. Review contracts within an average response time of two (2) days. Provide standard language and general guidance on contract terms and conditions. Assist sourcing associates with supplier negotiations, as needed. Provide leadership and direction to staff in the structuring and drafting of contracts and contract redlines. Provide interpretation of contract terms and conditions to sourcing associates and Business Owners. Reviews contracts to assess risk to CareFirst and makes recommendations to Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Legal, Business Owners and vendors regarding appropriate insurance requirements, indemnification, and limitation of liability provisions to ensure compliance with parameters established by Risk Management. Works with the sourcing associates, Legal, Business Owners, Risk Management and other stakeholders to appropriately elevate contract provisions that cannot be agreed upon with the supplier to the appropriate level 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. Obtain and track supplier Certificates of Insurance (COIs) in the Ariba Source-to-Pay system. JD degree or equivalent and 3-5 years of experience in corporate contracting. Demonstrated experience with contract drafting, contract terms and conditions and contract negotiations are needed. Excellent project and time management skills including, but not limited to risk assessment, workplan development and management is needed. Developed analytical, organizational and coordination skills are needed. Good time management skills, high level of self-motivation, and attention to detail is needed. Excellent oral and written communication skills a must. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence is needed. 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) is preferred. Knowledge of the FAR is preferred. Knowledge of Ariba or similar procurement automation tools are preferred.

Additional info

Job ID: 10648

Company info

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