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Contract Negotiator I- Hybrid

Date:  Jan 15, 2023

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Corporate and Professional Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  873261

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.


Primary Purpose

Manages the development, review, and revision of contractual arrangements (Contract Portfolio) with outside organizations doing business with Parkland and its programs to ensure compliance with Parkland’s policies and procedures.


Minimum Specifications



  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field.



  • Must have two (2) years of experience in contract development, contract management/administration, purchasing/procurement, or supply chain operations experience.
  • Equivalent Education and/or Experience
  • May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.


Skills or Special Abilities

  • Demonstrates a high level of business acumen relative to the financial impact of contractual agreements.
  • Must have basic Microsoft Office Suite software understanding and experience.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Works well in a team environment, supporting other members of their respective team.



  1. Develops, in concert with Legal Affairs, bilateral agreements and contractual documents for service, supply, and equipment requirements, as well as contract documents for specific and unique requirements. Determines the need for additional contractual protection beyond purchase order terms and conditions.
  2. Acts as a liaison between Purchasing, Legal Affairs and Accounting staff to ensure contract documents are prepared in an accurate and timely manner for Board of Manager and County Commissioner review and approval.
  3. Updates a database of all-current and expired contracts and agreements involving Parkland to ensure compliance with Parkland policies and procedures. Utilizes database to initiate renewal process of contracts and agreements prior to expiration.
  4. Maintains form agreements, which may be modified to meet the needs of specific departments, thereby shortening the time involved in the contract review process and guaranteeing that all contracts meet Parkland policy and procedure guidelines.
  5. Establishes and cultivates a positive working relationship with management, vendors, other hospitals, employees, federal, state, and local agencies, etc., to ensure that all pertinent needs are met.
  6. Initiates solicitations for the acquisition or information gathering prior to contract life cycle; assist suppliers with supplier portal registration and transitioning to Infor vendors
  7. Complete contract management functions for assigned contracts including but not limited to invoice reconciliation, quality/performance metric reporting/compliance, vendor management and contract close out.
  8. Maintains and resolves data conflicts within the Supply Chain system related to the full contract life cycle. These tasks can include but are not limited to complete data entry of all products/services either manually or by automation; updates to data due to product changes or allowed price changes; resolution of pricing discrepancy between vendor invoice, purchase order or service agreement; GHX error or other discrepancy. Many times, the discrepancy could be the result of other department errors, but the investigation will be completed by the CN to resolution. May use other systems to complete these tasks including the financial ERP, Contract Management System, Service Now or other tools implemented to manage data.


Job Accountabilities

  1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.
  2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
  3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.


Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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