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Senior Vendor Contract Administrator

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Employment type: Regular
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Categories: Administration, Legal / Compliance, Analytics, Audit

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is more than just an insurance company; we exist to be there for people in the best and hardest moments of their lives.

Our team is the power behind that promise. And, as the industry rapidly evolves and we seek ways to optimize business processes and customer experiences, there’s no greater time for forward-thinking professionals like you to join us in delivering on it!

As a member of Team Blue, you’ll find purpose, opportunities and the support you need to build a meaningful career and make a powerful impact in our community.

BCBSNE is happy to offer four remote, office, and hybrid options for Omaha area employees.  If choosing to work remote, this role can be located in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas.

The Senior Vendor Contract Administrator is an expert in third party vendor contracts and is responsible for new contracts, contract renewals, contract terminations. In this role you will be responsible for contract creation, negotiation, and analysis to ensure adherence to third party policy and procedure. You will work in a dynamic environment where you will be expected to build strong internal & external business relationships, provide expertise to & identify and deliver optimal solutions.

What you'll do:

• Draft, review, redline and negotiate new contract terms with third party vendors and internal business owners

• Lead contract renewals providing guidance on obtaining more favorable renewal business terms

• Coordinate internal business partner and vendor execution of all assigned contracts, statements of work, change orders, addendums, and other required legal documents. Negotiate contract language to achieve company's contract standards and proactively anticipate technology, market and business issues

• Provide consultation with business stakeholders to identify and deliver optimal business solutions. Conduct analysis of vendor contracts and identify inconsistencies with contract standards, business goals and company initiatives.

• Accurately administer vendor contract termination templates, letters, notifications, certificates, etc. Coordinating follow-ups and manage the return, completion or any exceptions requiring additional reviews for certificates of destruction which apply to PHI and PII.

•  Review and recommend improvements and innovations to existing processes on a regular basis to improve efficiencies in vendor management

• Maintain and support process compliance with corporate policies

To be considered for this position, you must have

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Contract Law, Legal, Compliance, Supply Chain, or related field and 5 years related work experience in legal, contract law, contact compliance, governance, sourcing, or procurement with specific experience reading, interpreting, understanding, and drafting contract language.
  2. Ability to conduct needs analysis, understand strategic business initiatives, define requirements, recommend solutions, and influence decisions.
  3. Strong negotiation skills
  4. Prior vendor management/3rd party experience, including application of risk assessment, procurement contracting provisions and contracting processes and how to leverage optimal outcomes with long-term best value results
  5. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for this requirement.
  6. The ability to meet or exceed the attendance and timeliness requirements of their departments.
  7. The ability to work well in a team environment, and be capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with other staff, departments, and customers.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Learn more about what makes BCBSNE such an exceptional place to work by visiting NebraskaBlue.com/Careers.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our customers and members.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

 

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