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Contract Specialist

Contract Specialist
Description
About The College of American Pathologists
As the world?s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
Job Summary
The Contract Specialist is responsible for drafting, managing, redlining, negotiating and finalizing purchasing and/or sales agreements, memorandums of understanding, collaboration agreements and miscellaneous agreements (Contracts).
Core Job Responsibilities
Reviews Contracts and makes recommendations to best protect CAP?s interests and to mitigate risk.
Developing and communicating CAP?s best practice standard terms and conditions for incorporation into Contracts.
Manage CAP?s copyright, trade/service mark, patent filings and registration.
Serve as subject matter expert (SME) on protecting CAP?s Intellectual Property.
Working with CAP?s outside legal counsel, as needed.
Serve as CAP?s main contact for all insurance related and risk management issues.
Working independently through prescribed policies and procedures to solve complex issues with internal customers
Qualifications
Qualifications for this role
Strong knowledge and use of general contract principles.
Adaptable and thrives in a fast-paced environment, able to effectively multi-task, re-prioritize and work proactively and independently to meet deadlines and drive contracts to conclusion.
Knowledge and understanding of legal concepts relating to contract code.
Knowledge and use of general business operations, administration, finance, sales and purchasing principles.
Strong ability to recognize and handle confidential information.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Strong analytical skills for organizing, prioritizing, and coordinating information.
Proficiency in MS Office applications
Knowledge of Oracle
Education
Bachelor?s degree in business administration or related field.
Experience
Several years paralegal experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
Certifications
Paralegal certificate preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer
CAP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. CAP recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or preference, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.



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