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Industry Contracts Analyst

**Industry Contracts Analyst**

**Your Role:**

In your pivotal role as Industry Contracts Analyst, you will review, negotiate and draft agreements, perform a continuing review of existing agreements, assure the ongoing integrity of the contract tracking database through database management and assist in the ongoing development of policies and procedures to address contractual issues. You also will apply relevant contract law, Federal, State and local laws, guidance documents, health care policy, Institutional and departmental policies and procedures to: 1) protect the rights, safety and welfare of research participants; (2) protect the academic integrity of the Institution; (3) safeguard against any unnecessary risks; and (4) protect the interests of the scientists involved in research.

**Department/Unit Summary**

**The office of Contracts Management (OCM) is a division of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Office or Research. We serve as the central Medical Center office for contract intake, processing, negotiation, and management. OCM reviews both research and non-research contracts. Research agreements include bench research, clinical trials, federal contracts, and federal subcontracts. Non-research agreements include professional services, educational and affiliation agreements. For more information, please visit** **www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/ocm** **.**

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**KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:**

+ Drafts, negotiates, and finalizes complex agreements funded by industry sponsors, academic institutions, and other non-federal sponsors or funding entities.

+ Reviews incoming contract packages for completeness and availability of necessary information. Solicits additional information from customers.

+ Creatively solves problems by analyzing and interpreting law and policies as well as information from other sources.

+ Collaborates with and disseminates information to research leadership and staff to ensure that contractual terms accurately reflect the likelihood of intellectual property and publication, evaluate risks involving indemnification and subject injury, compliance with HIPAA and other human subjects protections, and evaluate the effect of possible restrictions created by contract terms.

+ Analyzes budgets and payment schedules for compliance in order to ensure timeliness and maintain project expectations.

+ Implements quality assurance and contracting strategies to achieve goals and assure compliance with all applicable requirements. Recommends changes to policies, procedures, or resources to support new strategy.

+ Performs oversight and verification of database entries.

+ Provides training and acts as a consultant to staff and faculty in the organization.

+ The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

**TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:**

_CONTRACT KNOWLEDGE (INTERMEDIATE):_ - Demonstrates an understanding of different types of contracts, negotiations, and management of contracts made with vendors and partners. Understands the need to negotiate and protect the organization throughout the life of an agreement.

_REGULATORY AWARENESS (INTERMEDIATE):_ - Demonstrates knowledge of healthcare regulations and security best practices. Identifies appropriate sources of governmental and industry guidance. Interprets regulations and guidance to assist application and business stakeholders with compliance and security best practice efforts.

_COMMUNICATION (INTERMEDIATE):_ - Clearly, effectively and respectfully communicates to employees or customers.

_PROBLEM SOLVING (INTERMEDIATE):_ - Uses critical thinking and process improvement i.e. coaches and mentors development of problem statement, describes current state, identifies root causes, creates future state, coaches and mentors development of solutions and action plans with a sustainability plan. Applies appropriate tools to address issues.

_QUALITY ASSURANCE (INTERMEDIATE):_ - Understands the goal of increasing organizational productivity and individual performance by making the products and services within your work assignments more efficient and more effective.

**CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:**

+ Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.

+ Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.

+ Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.

+ Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.

**CORE CAPABILITIES:**

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES:

+ Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.

+ Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.

+ Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.

DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:

+ Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.

+ Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.

+ Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:

+ Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.

+ Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.

+ Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.

MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY:

+ Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.

+ Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.

+ Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.

FOSTERING INNOVATION:

+ Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.

+ Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.

+ Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.

**QUALIFICATIONS:**

+ Doctorate/PhD (or equivalent experience) Juris Doctor Degree

+ 1 year experience

+ **Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:**

+ Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. **Movement**

+ Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

+ Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

+ Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

+ Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

+ Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

+ Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

+ Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

+ Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

+ Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

+ Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

+ Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

+ Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

+ Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands. **Sensory**

+ Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

+ Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

+ Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

**Job** _Professional and Managerial_

**Organization:** _Office of Contracts Mgmt 104069_

**Title:** _Industry Contracts Analyst_

**Location:** _TN-Nashville-Crystal Terrace_

**Requisition ID:** _2010576_

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Industry Contracts Analyst

Full time
Nashville, TN

Published on 11/10/2020