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The Principal Paralegal role is for someone who is analytical, has strong attention to detail, highly organized, collaborative and enjoys leading process improvement initiatives.  This person will be part of a team drafting and negotiating information technology contracts, including software licensing, cloud computing, software as a service and hardware purchases.  This person will develop solutions to complex problems, using ingenuity and innovation.  The work of this person will be performed without appreciable direction and requires independent thinking and judgment.  The role requires a high level of responsiveness to business stakeholders in a large, dynamic and fast-paced environment.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.


Contract Management:

  • Drafts and negotiates information technology agreements, including Master Software and License Agreements, Cloud or Hosted Agreements, Order Forms, amendments, statement of work and hardware agreement
  • Drafts and negotiates privacy and security agreements, coordinating closely with security office and local privacy experts on country rules and regulations
  • Ensure agreements and contract terms are consistent with Medtronic policies and with legal and regulatory advice 
  • Drafts template agreements for the US contracting team  
  • Processes agreements through the Ariba system
  • Communicates with internal business stakeholders on agreement status, and works to resolve contractual issues prior to execution 

Continuous Improvement:

  • Lead and contribute to the evolution and improvement of processes and systems 
  • Work with cross-functional teams to continually assess and update systems/processes/reports where required
  • Ability to initiate and implement continuous improvement ideas
  • Provides regular training on the agreement request process to internal stakeholders and requestors

 

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
Years of Experience:
  • 7+ years of paralegal experience with a bachelor’s degree; 5+ years of paralegal experience with an advanced degree
Specialized Knowledge/Skills Required:
  • Experience working with moderate-to-complex agreements, solid understanding of general contract terms and conditions
  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts relating to information technology, cloud and hosted solutions
Nice to Have
  • Paralegal certificate 
  • Experience with data privacy and security
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Integrity and strong ethical character
  • Tactful, exercises independent judgment and discretion – professional presentation 
  • Prioritizes workload and manages internal and external client expectations to execute on critical priorities 
  • Ability to successfully navigate within a highly matrixed organization 
  • Strong conflict resolution and influence skills 
  • Able to manage multiple tasks on-going
  • Ability to problem solve across many stakeholders
  • Experience with change and influence management
  • Builds relationships and maintains strong communication with cross-functional partners 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and highly detail and process oriented
  • Works well under pressure in a dynamic environment
  • Strong collaboration skills internal and externally professionally representing Medtronic in every interaction
  • Experience with contract management lifecycle systems  
  • Advanced keyboarding skills
About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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