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Contract Development Associate - Hybrid

Req # JR - 134238 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Additional locations Batesville, Indiana; Skaneateles, NY Job Category Commercial Operations Date posted 05/01/2024

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

Your Role:

The Associate, Contract Development is responsible for leading all completion of redlines with regards to RFPs and/or RFIs documents and direct and member level off template agreements for Medical Product Therapies. The Associate, Contract Development provides analytical and transitional support to the Commercial Operations functions, and works collaboratively with various other functions including Sales, Marketing, Finance and Corporate Legal teams.

Your Team:

We provide strategic support to the Sales Operations functions, and work collaboratively with various other functions including Sales, Marketing, and Corporate Legal teams. We are an essential part of the sales journey. We value teamwork, are detail-oriented, and believe personal and professional growth!

  • Join our dedicated Commercial Operations team in our mission ofsavingandsustaining lives!

  • Baxter offers dentalandmedicalinsurance,paidtimeoff,parentalleave, and more!

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Responsible for leading RFP/RFI which contain terms and conditions templates for the Medical Products Therapies.

  • Review, negotiate and finalize a variety of business RFPs and RFIs contracts and correspondence.

  • Assist with redline contract terms; provide guidance and recommendation on contract terms to business team; work directly with internal parties to identify alternative contract provisions to resolve differences between Baxter and end customers. 

  • Provide legal and/or business support on related issues, including concerns related to operational risk, and seek guidance where appropriate direct or member level off template agreements from initial drafting, redlines, to finalization.

  • Ability to collaborate and work with individuals' levels of the organization. Including Legal, Sales, and internal and external business associates.

  • Participate in process innovation to develop/identify procedural gaps, drive for improvements, efficiencies, achieve results and enhance customer relationships.

  • Communicate with Sales to understand customer needs and business opportunities. 

  • Provide operational support to Marketing in conjunction with the implementation of product launches and promotional pricing by creating agreement templates.

  • Responsible for contributions to and/or creations of standard operating procedures and the maintenance of those procedures.

What You'll Bring:

  • Experience in RFI/RFP process.

  • Experience in redlining commercial agreements.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact across all levels of the organization are critical.

  • Must be a self-starter and ability to work proficiently with limited supervision.

  • Candidate must have excellent organization skills, is focused on customer satisfaction and provides timely and accurate results.

  • Individual must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time efficiently.

  • Attention to detail is essential.

  • Proficient with usage and capabilities of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Icertis.

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Paralegal experience is strongly preferred.

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $64,000 - $88,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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