We are seeking a Contracts Manager to be responsible for participating, as a team member, in reviewing, editing, drafting, soliciting input from internal stakeholders, negotiating, managing and reporting on contracts with drug manufacturers, healthcare providers, GPOs, NDAs and other commercial agreements with respect to FFF Enterprises, Inc. and subsidiaries (“FFF”), specifically including FDI. In addition, the Contracts Manager will be responsible for taking a leadership role, in collaboration with other team members, in implementing and managing the contract management tool selected by the company. This tool is intended to enhance controls, efficiency and effectiveness around the FFF contracts ecosystem.
Contracts Manager will be responsible for all types of core contracts to include, but not limited to: Distribution Agreements, GPO Agreements, with focus on Non-Disclosure Agreements, Customer Agreements, Purchase Orders, Supplier Agreements, Sub-contracts, Independent Consulting Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Statements of Work and any other contracts necessary for FFF to carry out commerce. The Contracts Manager will support applicable RFP and RFI processes.
This individual will work closely with the Contracts Administrator and Director of Contracts to help support overall contract department functions and responsibilities. The individual will work closely with the General Counsel in regards to all MinibarRx, LLC (dba RNI) related contracts, as well as implementation and management of the contract management tool and oversight of the contracts lifecycle.
This position is considered an internal resource for FFF, as a point of contact for functional areas with contract responsibility for all functional areas with focus on MinibarRx, LLC (RNI), and other areas as may be assigned.
Provide support in drafting, reviewing, analyzing, redlining, updating and standardizing acceptable contract language, as is possible, in order to reduce FFF’s overall contract risk, including terms and conditions in contracting practices.
Responsible for centralizing all contracts in the company using acceptable information systems tools which allow for the referencing and storing of key contracts.
Responsible for providing contract extracts to FFF operating managers to enable the business users to effectively understand the key elements of relevant contracts.
Responsible for developing “best” contracting practices and procedures.
Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant internal stakeholders to provide accountability, visibility and awareness and support in implementation and compliance.
Responsible for applicable contract close-outs, amendments, extensions and renewals.
Manages all commercial contracts coming into and out from FFF, specifically including MinibarRx, LLC (RNI). Reviewing, editing, drafting, soliciting input from internal stakeholders, negotiating, managing and reporting on all relevant commercial contracts, including contacts with drug manufacturers, healthcare providers, GPOs, NDAs and other commercial agreements.
Responsible for implementing and managing the contract management tool for all FFF agreements, developing reports regarding the contract ecosystem, creating contracting metrics to help the company evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of the contract management process and to develop management reports to support the company achieve its strategy and goals.
Provide support in assessing, drafting and standardizing acceptable contract language, in collaboration with key stakeholders, used in all contracts.
Responsible for providing usable contract extracts to FFF operating managers.
Responsible for communicating to all relevant internal stakeholders, visibility and awareness, interpretation and support in implementation of and compliance in all contracts.
Responsible for developing “best” contracting practices and procedures.
Coordinate with project managers, legal and other functional areas regarding contractual issues.
Performing additional responsibilities as assigned.
PERSONNEL MANAGED and MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
While this position is not slated to manage other employees directly at this time, the Contracts Manager will manage multiple contract(s) processes through multiple managers at FFF.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The candidate must have extensive experience drafting, reviewing, and analyzing legal contracts, terms and conditions. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills with personnel at all levels. Strong legal experience is required. Possess excellent administrative, organizational, and negotiation skills, perform due diligence and exercise critical thinking in all aspects of contract work. Solid understanding of information system tools to be an expert in document storage and retrieving from central repository for the company.
Represent the Company in a professional manner and appearance at all times.
Understand and internalize the Company’s Goals and Purpose; Display loyalty to the Company and its organizational values.
Display enthusiasm and dedication to learning how to be more effective on the job and share knowledge with others.
Work effectively with co-workers, internal and external customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listen to and objectively consider ideas and suggestions from others; keep commitments; keep others informed of work progress, timetables, and issues; address problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; address others by name, title, or other respectful identifier, and; respect the diversity of our work force in actions, words, and deeds.
Encourage teamwork by treating all subordinates fairly; Keep employees informed of department/Company plans; Encourage group participation; Value employees’ input; Acknowledge achievements; Lead by example.
Demonstrated track record of successfully negotiating with various internal and external stakeholders.
Strong business acumen, detail orientation, ability to effectively utilize analytics to drive business results, and an entrepreneurial orientation.
Effective communication skills (oral, written and presentation skills).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED:
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor’s Degree - Preferably JD or degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
5-7 years of related healthcare experience in contract review and negotiations, legal work, regulated industry or related field.
Experience working with and/or implementing contract management tools highly desired.
Law firm and/or industry experience is a plus. Significant expertise in Microsoft Office suite including WORD and Excel is required.
Typical Office Environment:
No unusual exposures
Operate office equipment
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to regularly use hands to finger, handle or feel objects and standard office equipment. The employee must be able to walk, sit and stand. The employee occasionally lifts up to 20 lbs. (storage boxes) and occasionally kneels and bends.
The physical demands described here 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 an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
FFF Enterprises is an EEO/AAP employer; all business decisions (employment, promotions, compensation, etc) are made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.
About FFF Enterprises, Inc and Nufactor Specialty Pharmacy
FFF Enterprises is the nations must trusted specialty distributor of plasma products, vaccines, biosimilars, and other specialty biopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals. Our partners include the largest and most influential GPO’s, servicing over 80% of United States hospitals and supplying the nations leading non-acute care sites. Our unprecedented programs unite manufacturers, GPO’s and hospital partners, resulting in cost-containment and more access to common and uncommon products.
Nufactor is the specialty pharmacy subsidiary of FFF Enterprises. It is dedicated to the chronic illness community, providing specialty products, in home infusions, and individualize patient care on a daily basis. Some of the services include 24/7 on call pharmacists, 24/7 on call infusion experts, Nursing services, patient and physician educational programs, patient advocates, and administrative services.