Senior Counsel, Commercial Contracts
Location:
Atlanta , Georgia
Posted:
January 27, 2017
Reference:
16009763-en-us

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, 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. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.


Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson 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.


We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.


Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

 

Current Need

McKesson’s Corporate Legal Department is seeking a commercial counsel generalist with healthcare industry experience to advise McKesson’s US Pharmaceutical drug wholesale business (US Pharmaceutical), which is a division of McKesson’s Distribution Solutions Business. US Pharmaceutical delivers pharmaceutical products and business services to retail pharmacies and institutional health system providers throughout North America and internationally.
 
The primary responsibility of this position will be to support the US Pharmaceutical Health Systems Segment (MHS), which is comprised of community hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems, long term care facilities, government agencies and other providers.  Responsibilities will further include serving as business unit general counsel for two subsidiaries providing consulting services, GPO services and IT products to US Pharmaceutical customers. The preferred location for this position is Atlanta (North Druid Hills), GA, with some flexibility for qualified candidates in San Francisco.
 
Position Description
At the direction of the Chief Counsel, MHS, the lawyer will provide legal support for a variety of US Pharmaceutical product offerings.  Responsibilities will include the following:
  • Drafting, review and negotiation of various complex commercial arrangements, including customer drug distribution supply contracts, manufacturer pricing contracts, purchasing group/GPO contracts, government contracts, consulting service agreements and web-based supply chain software licenses.
  • Identifying and providing legal counsel on health care and other regulatory issues, such as State and Federal Fraud and Abuse, HIPAA/privacy and Anti-trust matters.
  • Providing business unit legal counsel to business leaders and others regarding new product launches, services and initiatives.
  • Educating and making appropriate recommendations to clients in order to resolve complex legal issues and mitigate risks.
  • Working directly with sales professionals, distribution center operations teams, customer service specialists and other cross-functional corporate teams.
  • Managing a fast-paced customer contracting process and prioritizing many simultaneous projects in an efficient and timely manner within a dynamic business and industry environment.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
10 years of legal practice
 
Critical Skills
  • At least three years experience as in-house legal counsel or five years in a law firm with direct client counseling and responsibility for client-firm relationship.
  • 5 years of commercial contracting experience, including direct experience negotiating transactions.
  • Experience in the healthcare industry or with healthcare industry clients, e.g., pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotech, medical device, hospitals, group purchasing organizations, pharmacy, health plans, insurers, providers, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the desire to work in a collaborative environment on a team of high-performing legal professionals.
     
Additional Knowledge & Skills
  • Experience with healthcare regulations strongly preferred
  • Experience with government, state, local entity contracting preferred
  • Blend of law firm and in-house experience preferred
 
Education
  • Juris Doctor degree with excellent academic credentials.
  • Member of a state bar in good standing. 
 
Physical
General office demands.
 
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.

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.
 
As an equal opportunity employer, McKesson Corporation unites the talents and contributions of all to advance the power of healthcare. Learn more about our opportunities at www.mckesson.com/careers
 
Agency Statement
No agencies please.
 

A little about us:
McKesson is in business for better health.

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