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Contracts Negotiations Paralegal

Req # JR - 046224 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Job Category Commercial Operations Date posted 01/18/2022

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Contracts Negotiations Paralegal - Business Unit Procurement

Baxter International

Deerfield, IL

Position Overview

The Contracts Negotiations/ Paralegal Associate is responsible for assisting in the completion of bid documents and the development of direct/group purchasing organization off-template agreements for the US Hospital Products, Advanced Surgery, and US Renal Business Units 

The Contracts Negotiations/ Paralegal Associate provides analytical and strategic support to the Sales Operations functions, and works collaboratively with various other functions including Sales, Marketing, and Corporate Legal teams.


  • Draft, review, negotiate and finalize a variety of business contracts and correspondence. Prepare and assist in the processing of template agreements from initial drafting to finalization.

  • Partner with Senior Contact Negotiations Associate to negotiate contract terms; provide guidance and recommendation on contract terms to legal and business teams; work directly with external parties to identify alternative contract provisions to resolve differences between Baxter and external parties.

  • Provide legal support to assist other team members in the processing of direct and/or group purchasing organization off-template agreements from initial drafting to finalization.

  • Provide assistance with bids and agreement templates US Hospital Products and/or US Renal.

  • Provide support to our customers and stakeholders, while creating profitable and quality agreements for Baxter.

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

  • Lead in process innovations 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. 

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

  • Responsible for contributions of standard operating procedures and the maintenance of those procedures.


  • 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, Access, Brio, JDE & BAMS.

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



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.

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