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Sales Enablement

Contract Specialist

  • Job Title Contract Specialist
  • Function Sales Enablement
  • Sub Function Contract Administration and Management
  • Category Experienced Analyst, Contract Administration and Management (P5)
  • Location Markham, Ontario, Canada
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406192769W
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Johnson & Johnson MedTech, a member of Johnson & Johnson Canada Inc., is currently recruiting for a Contract Specialist.    This position is located in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

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For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) has been a part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Rooted in Our Credo, the values of DEI fuel our pursuit to create a healthier, more equitable world. Our diverse workforce and culture of belonging accelerate innovation to solve the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

We know that the success of our business – and our ability to deliver meaningful solutions – depends on how well we understand and meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve. Which is why we foster a culture of inclusion and belonging where all perspectives, abilities and experiences are valued and our people can reach their potential.

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Reporting to Manager, Contracting Solutions, the Contract Specialist is experienced in managing contracts, and is responsible for maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction (internal to JJMT and external accounts) through timely and correct contract processing. This includes accountability for responding to customer inquiries and providing insight into market trends from a procurement perspective. The scope of this position includes all JJMT business unit customers within a geographical region of Canada.

Major Responsibilities:  


·     Lead response process for all types of proposals (RFQ, RFP) received from internal and external customers.  Focus is group purchasing organizations, acute care accounts and clinics.

·     Lead tender process using project management techniques to ensure kick-off and status reviews, identify clear deliverables, roles and timelines.

·     Draft, review and negotiate agreements directly with customers for terms and conditions based on commercial and legal input.

·     Identify existing responses for common questions/clauses that can be leveraged, develop new/targeted responses and recommend alternate. 

·     Collaborate with marketing to ensure that contract requirements are met in a consistent, compliant manner with high quality.  Demonstrate thorough understanding of JJMT and customer’s legal terms and conditions and highlighting compliance requirements.

·     Ensure final documentation is submitted on time, and retained for easy retrieval according to departmental processes.

·     Maintain SOX and HCC documentation as required and maintain RFP win/loss award information.

·     Perform bid site searches for new tenders, review tender documents and identify information   to the commercial team. 

·     Address contract related inquiries from external customers (RFQs, pricing inquiry etc.), and issue resolution, including proactive follow up on submissions.

·     Proactively generate non-routine correspondence to secure additional customer information or resolve queries.

·     Innovate and lead contracts related process improvements that will create value for the organization.

·     Embrace and use all tools and systems as requested by Management.

·     Participate in various initiatives as required by Management.


E.  Job Knowledge Requirements:

E. 1. Relevant knowledge and experience

·       1-3 years of relevant work experience managing contracts or equivalent experience

·       Strong project management skills and capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

·       Excellent communication (verbal & written) and problem solving skills, outstanding customer service orientation

·       Ability to assess risk and escalate appropriately

·       Proactive, self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and effectively manage priorities

·       Flexible, and team-oriented

·       Exceptional attention to detail

E. 2. Technical competency requirements:

·       Paralegal degree

·       Post-secondary education

·       Bilingual proficiency in English and French languages is preferred

·       Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, ERP/business intelligence systems and other desktop applications

F.  Working Conditions

·       Office-based employees are based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, in a hybrid model of combined remote and onsite presence

·       Office deskwork, requiring sitting, using the phone and computer

G.  Physical/Auditory & Visual Demands:

·       The position requires motion related to sitting, typing, looking at a computer screen.

 Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.  Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities is essential to our success.  We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive and accessible work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

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