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Job Title: In House Jobs, Counsel
Job Category: General Corporate / Contracts [ View All General Corporate Jobs ]
Job description:
* Issue identification and escalation to business stakeholders and supervising attorneys, as appropriate; *Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, from scratch or template, as appropriate; *Providing guidance to business stakeholders on contract risks and benefits to ensure successful completion or resolution, with escalation to supervising attorney, business teams, business owner, and executive management, as necessary; *Serving as responsive point of contact with attorneys representing customers, vendors, service providers and other company affiliates;

Position Description

The Legal Counsel for RxCrossroads by McKesson is a business-minded, healthcare-focused, transactional and regulatory attorney who serves as a highly visible point of contact for a wide array of legal and business matters. This position operates as a part of a Scottsdale-based legal team comprised of other attorneys and para-professional and embedded within a McKesson business unit that encompasses pharmaceutical access and adherence services, mail-order specialty pharmacy services, third-party logistics services and highly innovative technology offerings, including data aggregations and analytics. Reporting to the Senior Counsel, the Legal Counsel possesses exceptional professional judgment and provides decisive day-to-day legal counseling and advice to all levels of the organization, including all of the following:

Issue identification and escalation to business stakeholders and supervising attorneys, as appropriate;

Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, from scratch or template, as appropriate;

Providing guidance to business stakeholders on contract risks and benefits to ensure successful completion or resolution, with escalation to supervising attorney, business teams, business owner, and executive management, as necessary;

Serving as responsive point of contact with attorneys representing customers, vendors, service providers and other McKesson affiliates;

Analyzing and identifying contract provisions or business processes that pose legal or business risk to McKesson and working creatively with business stakeholders to find ways to mitigate or avoid those risks;

Independently prioritizing and managing a constant portfolio of transactional work;

Providing legal guidance as an escalation point for paralegal staff managing their own transactional assignments;

Assessing transactions and issues and exercising appropriate judgment as to when to seek input from additional subject-matter experts in a large, highly matrixed environment;

Working diplomatically and collaboratively to build consensus with colleagues and business leaders across multiple divisions, affiliate entities, and business units;

This position requires a keen understanding of the ever-changing business, legal, and healthcare regulatory environment relevant to McKesson’s commercial contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies. Agreement types may include, without limitation, manufacturer supply and service agreements, 340B Contract Pharmacy Agreements, payor agreements, and other business partner/vendor agreements, consulting services agreements and software services agreements. Position will primarily be dedicated to supporting RxCrossroads by McKesson. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a role model of professionalism and demonstrate strong leadership traits as part of a mutually supportive, highly engaged team with an exceptional reputation for performance and positive culture.

Legal Counsel responsibilities will also include the following:
Identifying, analyzing, researching, and resolving legal and business process issues and making appropriate recommendations to business and keeping supervising attorney informed;
Identifying and analyzing risks in business proposals or proposed legal agreements and escalating appropriately to business and legal leaders;
Negotiating contracts directly with counsel for contract counterparty;
Interacting directly with outside counsel or internal McKesson counsel to coordinate, scope, and understand legal research projects;
Developing an excellent rapport with the business teams and earning the trust of senior business leaders;
Consulting on legal-risk, regulatory, and business provisions in contracts;
Coordinating contract approval and enforcement of delegations of authority as needed;
Monitoring compliance with internal McKesson business and legal processes and policies;
Preparing and delivering informative and engaging legal presentations for the senior attorneys and presenting to senior business unit leaders, as applicable;
Preparing contract summaries and/or issues lists to present to supervising attorney or business unit partners for review, if applicable.
Demonstrating comprehensive understanding of McKesson business units (BUs), products, strategy, and operational model
Following stated contracting policies, procedures and processes
Coordinating with colleagues to identify regulatory issues, assess business impact risk and communicate same to business partners
Working with minimal supervision, a high degree of initiative and excellent independent judgment in escalating issues within broadly defined practices and policies.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
8+ years of legal-practice experience with a substantial portion of that time spent practicing some aspect of healthcare law in a corporate legal department or law firm. Prior in-house counsel experience strongly preferred.
Admission to applicable state bar, registration as in-house counsel, or ability to gain admission or registration for either in applicable state within 90 days.

Critical Skills:
Extensive legal experience with high-volume, sales-driven, complex commercial contracting – much of it in a healthcare context.
Extensive experience providing business-focused legal counsel to a corporate client in the healthcare sector, as in-house counsel or in a healthcare-focused practice group of a law firm.
Experience working for or closely with one or more of the following: pharmaceutical manufacturers, health plans, pharmacy benefits managers, hospitals, physicians or pharmacies.
Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) OneDrive, SharePoint and general Intranet and Internet research skills.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills with emphasis on knowing the audience.
Ability to present information, clearly, concisely and logically.
Ability to work effectively with clients and promote the reputation and integrity of McKesson and the McKesson Law Department.
Experience communicating effectively with all levels of personnel, both internal and external to the organization.
Ability to create, tailor, and deliver impactful educational presentations to other legal professionals or non-legal business leaders on complex legal topics in an understandable, engaging way.

Additional Knowledge & Skills
Experience working with key healthcare statutes and regulations, including Federal and state Anti-Kickback Laws, HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, state privacy laws, medical practice acts, nursing practice acts, pharmacy regulation and licensure.
Strong knowledge of the structure, implementation and operation of corporate compliance programs in the healthcare setting.

Education
J.D. from ABA accredited law school required.

Physical Requirements
General office demands
Business Travel approximately 3-4 days at a time 4-8 times per year.

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Career level: P3

Primary Location: Scottsdale, AZ (preferred)

Alternate Locations: Dallas, TX, The Woodlands, TX, Louisville, KY, or Atlanta, GA

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to McKessonTalentAquisition@McKesson.com . Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.

Current employees must apply through the internal career site.

Join us at McKesson!

Posted 8 Days Ago
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Scottsdale, AZ, USA - 5701 N. Pima Road (U191)

Atlanta, GA, USA - 1564 Northeast Expressway (S327)

Irving, TX, USA - 6555 North State Highway 161 (P001)

The Woodlands, TX, USA - 10101 Woodloch Forest Dr. (8537)

Position: Legal Counsel

3.24.2020

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Degree: JD
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Job Location: Scottsdale, Atlanta, Irving, The Woodlands, AZ, GA, TX USA
Post Date: 05/07/2020
 
 
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