Fortive Corporation Contracts Administrator in Everett, Washington
The Contract Administrator position sits within the Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) legal department and supports contracting activities under the supervision of the Senior Corporate Counsel, who reports to the Associate General Counsel for Advanced Sterilization Products. The Contract Administrator will be responsible for negotiating, reviewing and preparing standard and nonstandard agreements primarily for the manufacture, sale, and distribution of ASP and affiliated entities’ products and services. Previous experience in a corporate contract administration or legal setting, as well as negotiation and preparation of contracts is required for this role. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, an interest in legal innovation, and be a self-starter who thrives in a challenging, friendly environment. More specific responsibilities and qualifications are set forth below.
Work with different levels of personnel within the organization to analyze and solidify an overall contract strategy.
Negotiate, draft, and if necessary seek approval for, a variety of agreements such as customer sales agreements, distributor agreements, license agreements, SaaS agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, development agreements, and supply agreements.
Review and analyze legal terms and conditions associated with purchase orders, bids and proposals.
Interface with various departments to answer questions and resolve issues in support of contract negotiation and throughout the contract term.
Proactively make recommendations to management to improve contract templates, playbooks, processes and policies.
Identify and address operational and legal issues associated with contracts and seek advice from internal business groups such as engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, procurement, quality, compliance, legal and other subject matter experts.
Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers and build strong relationships.
Participate in successful ideation of legal innovation initiatives.
Bachelor’s Degree, paralegal certificate, or equivalent substantive knowledge and relevant work experience.
Minimum of 2 years’ professional-level experience, preferably with a manufacturing, medical device, or global technology company.
Experience with government contracts and a working understanding of government contracting rules is a plus, but not required.
The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate the following:
A willingness to speak up and an ability to work independently and cooperatively with business partners and colleagues is critical for this position.
History of multi-tasking efficiently, managing deadlines, and successful balance between autonomous work and escalation to attorney as appropriate.
Superior organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Strong understanding of contract/purchase order terms and conditions; knowledge of the federal, state, and/or local government contracting process is a plus.
Able to provide accurate, high-quality yet practical and concise work product.
Confident and professional communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
Energetic, self-motivated and constructive approach to work.
Strong ability and willingness to be flexible and adaptable to work in a complex, global environment cross functionally and build relationships.
Attention to detail and the ability to spot errors and inconsistencies.
Proactive in identifying issues in assigned areas of responsibility.
Experience and interest in the disruption of traditional methods of legal delivery.
Interest and knowledge of technology industry.
IT literate, with working knowledge of Word and Excel.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.
Due to US Department of Commerce export control regulations governing technical data of ASP products, ASP needs to know the citizenship of all its employees. Note that US citizenship is not required for most positions. Hired candidates will be asked to bring proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate, green card, visa or similar) on their first day of work.
Fortive is a global family of more than 20 industry-leading industrial growth and technology companies, united by a shared purpose: to make the world stronger, safer, and more effective by providing essential technology for the people who accelerate progress. Here, you get the excitement of a “startup” with the stability and predictability of an organization strongly grounded in its roots and with a proven track record of growth. There’s no limit to what you can learn, or the impact you can make: for you, for us, for growth.
Come join our team at Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) and be part of a global leader in infection prevention solutions for the healthcare industry. With advanced products, technologies, and workflows for medical sterilization and disinfection, ASP is dedicated to defending the lives of patients, families, healthcare workers, providers, and communities. Add your talent to our extraordinary team and help us in our mission to make healthcare safer for everyone. ASP is based in Irvine, California with core sites in Everett, Washington and Schaffhausen, Switzerland plus many more offices around the world.
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