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Posted Apr 21

Legal Counsel

Vizient
Dallas, TX Full Time

Vizient, Inc. is currently seeking an attorney with a minimum of 3 years of law firm or in-house corporate legal experience to provide efficient service to a broad array of internal clients in a collegial fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have extensive contract, transactional and negotiation experience. A background in sales team support, supply chain and/or healthcare is helpful, but not required. This position will report to Vizient’s Senior Counsel.

Responsibilities:

Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of complex commercial contracts.

Build relationships with business unit team members through an open and collaborative style. Provide advice and counseling to business teams regarding contract terms, negotiation, strategy and other legal issues as needed. Assist business team in achieving the company’s goals and objectives in a legal and ethical manner.

Develop a thorough understanding of Vizient’s businesses, strategies, market and regulatory environment. Proactively identify legal and regulatory risks and trends and provide related advice.

Conduct training classes for Vizient employees regarding various legal issues.

Perform and assume other duties and responsibilities as may be required by the legal team to support the company.

Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree from an accredited law school and admission to the bar from at least one state.

A minimum of 3 years of law firm or in-house corporate legal experience.

Strong transactional and contract development experience is mandatory. Experience directly negotiating complex agreements is strongly preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, and acute attention to detail.

Diplomacy, flexibility, and the ability to successfully interact with employees at all levels of the company, GPO members, and vendors.

Adept at performing in a team environment while managing a steady workload.

Ability to exercise independent judgment, and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and skill in managing ambiguous situations and issues.

Proven ability to take a proactive long-term view of business goals and objectives in order to achieve strategic business results.

Enthusiasm and self-starter qualities, and ability to manage responsibilities with an appropriate sense of urgency; the ability to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

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