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Over the last decade, we set out to be the world's greatest dialysis company, and over the next decade, we're poised to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen. When you join the DaVita Village, you're joining a winning team. Through our commitment to training, growth and quality, we consistently achieve superior clinical outcomes while giving teammates the opportunity to excel in an award-winning environment that enables them to thrive both professionally and personally.
Here's what you can expect as a Senior Corporate Counsel, Commercial Contracts, at DaVita:
• Provide legal support and counsel in all matters related to commercial contracting, drafting and negotiating a high volume and broad range of commercial agreements, including purchasing, outsourcing, services, marketing, consulting and IT agreements. • Drive risk mitigation and negotiation strategies for key vendor relationships. Maintain a deep understanding of the business, advising senior management on legal risks and assisting in development of creative solutions as a member of the team, not solely as the legal advisor. • Continuous improvement of contracting processes, including creation and/or improvement of toolkits and templates in order to reduce deal cycle times and refine standard contract term. • Provide legal advice and counsel on a diverse range of issues arising in the launch of new products, services, and campaigns. • Participate in projects to drive the adoption of contract automation technologies. • Work collaboratively with a cross-functional group of teams.. • Juggle and successfully prioritize competing work streams. • Understand and be able to translate into “plain English” the legal ramifications of varied legal issues (including regulatory requirements) and clearly and succinctly articulate the risks. • Provide valuable advice and counsel within the context of the broader business and enterprise level objectives. Quarterback and drive process to achieve thoughtful, successful and timely results • Provide legal support for significant vendor disputes. • Assist lane lead with budget preparation, budget management, setting team goals, and planning for future support needs. • Coordinate with other legal groups on regulatory, risk, compliance and operational issues. • Manage outside counsel, including leading fee negotiations and developing and managing budget. • Live, uphold and model Company’s core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with the ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively in daily performance and communication.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Experience & Education: • J.D. Degree with minimum of 7 years of commercial contracting experience preferably in the healthcare provider, pharmaceutical, medical device or technology industries. • Experience with a nationally-recognized law firm preferred. • A law degree from an ABA-accredited law school and State Bar Admission and good standing. • Extensive contract drafting and negotiation experience, with a preference for candidates with a background in the healthcare industry. • Knowledge of and experience with healthcare and privacy laws. • Proven track record of working with diverse client groups and teams to achieve desired outcome.
• Commitment to Company’s core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively in daily performance and communication. • Demonstrated ability to function as a strong member of a highly-motivated team. • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with an acute ability to listen attentively and to communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization. • Professional demeanor and ability to interact at executive level with persuasiveness and confidence. • Demonstrated relationship-building skills and ability to be “other-oriented”; ability to appreciate people with different backgrounds and points of view and create an inclusive environment • Personal integrity, judgment and the ability to make decisions quickly. • Adaptable, comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity; accustomed to charting own/new course. • Hands on, efficient and proven ability to “Get [a lot of] Stuff Done” with a bias for action and strong sense of ownership. • A commitment to personal and professional growth. • Candid and personally secure. Ability and willingness to seek and receive feedback constructively as development opportunities. • Ability to work independently, shift focus, adapt to changing priorities, maintain patience in high pressure situations and take initiative where appropriate. • A bright individual who is a “quick study” and grasps issues quickly. Not hindered by an overly bureaucratic and structured approach to solving problems. • Possesses good stamina and humor; able to work well under pressure in a fast moving, dynamic company. • The maturity and flexibility to work effectively with senior management, subordinates and operations personnel.