Manager, Governance and Contracts, Medical Education, AMER

Posting Date 1 month ago(12/22/2020 4:01 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Medical Inc.
Contract Mgmt/Legal/Patents


The Manager, Governance & Contracts, Medical Education (MedEd), AMER is responsible for the management of contractual agreements between Cook Medical and authorized HCPs (healthcare professionals) within the specified region. Working under the guidance of Legal Counsel this position will draft and implement a range of contractual agreements, ensuring Cook’s medical education endeavours operate in full compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. This role will work closely with a broad range of Cook Medical functional units, including Ethics & Compliance, Legal, Finance, Regulatory, in addition to Vascular and MedSurg divisions.


• Review and assess proposals for the appointment of HCPs from a governance perspective.
• Conduct due diligence on HCPs Cook proposes to engage.
• Assess and report on due diligence results including red flag resolution and escalation.
• Identify, record and resolve potential conflicts of interest.
• Conduct fair market value assessment on HCP remuneration.
• Manage a portfolio of HCP and facility agreements on behalf of Cook Medical.
• Manage and coordinate with the Cook Medical Education team on all activities on assigned contracts and accurately record and report on contractual status of HCPs within the portfolio.
• Monitor ethics & compliance in respect to the engagement of HCPS in accordance with Cook Medical policies and procedures, in addition to all applicable laws and regulations.
• Under the guidance of Legal Counsel, MedEd, draft and review legal contracts.
• Seek all necessary consents and authorisations for the appointment of HCPs and prepare all necessary submissions.
• Participate in projects aimed to streamline and enhance Cook’s collaboration with HCPs globally in a transparent and ethical manner.

• Maintain contractual records and documentation (such as receipt and control of all contract correspondence, contractual changes, status reports and other documents) for all projects.
• Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness.
• Work with other functions within COOK to ensure monitoring and contractual compliance.
• Ensure timely contract close-out, extension or renewal.
• Keep leadership properly informed on a timely basis concerning actual and potential legal issues facing the business.
• Keep the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision-making and action.
• Build strategic partnerships to further departmental and organizational objectives.
• Ensure that Cooks Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook’s behalf.



• Relevant law degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience desirable.
• Demonstrates a strong comprehension of legal terminology.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Experience in regulatory and legal frameworks within the medical device industry preferred.
• Experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements

• Additional language skills advantageous.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with a track record of developing strong working relationships and working well within a multi-dimensional team.
• The ability to manage workload and make decisions/give advice independently.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; with a strong business acumen.


Physical Requirements

• Works under general office environmental conditions
• Sitting for extended periods, utilizes close visual acuity for working with computers, etc.
• Requires occasional early morning or late evening teleconferences
• Willingness & availability to travel on company business.




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