• Contracts Specialist Jobs in Singapore - 23820165

  • Abbott India Ltd
  • Singapore

Job Description:

Company Overview

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and branded generic medicines Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

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Abbott Legal offers interesting, challenging, and rewarding work that encompasses a diverse portfolio of products from consumer products to innovative medical technologies We provide the opportunity to interact with customers and colleagues from around the world Like the Abbott businesses we support, Abbott Legal is a dynamic organization; and we are committed to developing our employees to meet the evolving needs of the company Abbott is regarded as an employer of choice for our commitment to workplace excellence Our employees are given the tools to succeed, lead and grow, with challenging opportunities and work that makes a difference Discover a world of opportunities at Abbott

Job Summary

The Paralegal/Contracts Specialist provides legal services and resolves legal matters for assigned responsibilities or clients The job responsibilities include the following

Supports the business in the achievement of business objectives by communicating advice of the Legal Department and managing legal risks
Identifies moderately complex legal issues related to assigned matters; develops alternatives and implements solutions
Provides substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts including legal analysis, drafting, negotiation, and consulting
Possesses solid knowledge of Abbotts businesses and knowledge of its broader business impact

Job Responsibilities

Assist in preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts and agreements with distributors, hospitals, group purchasing organizations, governmental entities and health care professionals
Serve as a primary point of contact for certain contracts for internal customers and external stakeholders
Negotiate and redline deviations from standard templates
Draft contract language to address unique situations/concerns as requested
May serve as a central point of contact for certain commercial contracts for the organization
Provides assistance in drafting and reviewing other types of commercial contracts as needed
Will maintain positive relations for the Abbotts International Legal Operations team with all divisions, outside attorneys and professionals, business partners, customers, consultants (including physicians), vendors and the general public as needed
Identify training needs and assist in development and presentation of training and education regarding legal requirements and developments
Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with Abbott business, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors and use this knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to Abbotts business
Supports the Head of Legal, APAC and regional attorneys on contract matters and legal analysis
Supports Head of Legal, APAC and regional attorneys on critical projects within the region
Assist the Head of Legal, APAC and regional attorneys on administering the Legal SharePoint sites and creating contents for those sites
Education of clients on basics of contracting and use of self-service templates
Occasional administrative support to attorneys


This position is based in Singapore and reports to a Senior Counsel within Abbotts International Legal Operations Team Singapore is the regional legal hub for Asia Pacific


This is a position that will interact with the Legal, Compliance, the Commercial Business teams and other Support Functions


Required The following items are required for this position Bachelors Degree and/or relevant legal experience
Minimum 5 years demonstrated legal experience and knowledge of standard commercial contracting
Understands terms and forms of contracts; can draft routine or moderately complex documents for review by supervisors; ability to think critically about the organizations business objectives during contract drafting; able to assist in follow up negotiations on contract and commercial issues
Previous work experience as a corporate paralegal or related experience with a multinational/Fortune 500 company or law firm
Expertise in Microsoft Office products and Adobe Acrobat
Strong process and analytical skills
Excellent time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities while ensuring timely completion and follow up
Must be adept at follow up and team work
Dynamic, proactive and mature
Self-starter with strong bias for action and attention to detail
Excellent judgment and discretion with confidential matters
Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
Demonstrates strong commitment to ethics and integrity
Willingness and ability to travel

Preferred Any or all the following items would add to the candidates qualification but are not required Degree or certification in law, paralegal studies, a health care-related field, management information sciences and/or business
2-4 years of commercial legal and/or regulatory experience, and, medical device, pharmaceutical or other health care business experience, and/or hospital/health system experience
Experience maintaining SharePoint sites including creating and editing contents
Experience in supporting Australia businesses with tenders and commercial contracts

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Healthcare, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Legal/Law
Role : Corporate
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 14th Apr 2020

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