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Principal IT Contract Analyst - Service Mgmt Office (SMO)

Mounds View, MN 55112
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Principal IT Contract Analyst - Service Mgmt Office (SMO)


Mounds View, Minnesota, United States

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Post Date:

Dec 17, 2020

**This role may be filled with a remote resource (work from home).

**Remote-based position on interim basis only due to Covid-19 Pandemic.Upon approval of Return to Office site guidelines, this role may require the individual to work onsite at the Medtronic facility located in Mounds View, MN - USA.**

Medtronic is seeking a Principal IT Contract Analyst to join our newly formed IT Service Management Office (SMO) team!In this challenging and rewarding role, the IT Contract Analyst is expected to evaluate strategic managed services agreements to ensure compliance with service levels, contractual obligations, and effectively resolve identified contractual issues.Responsible for documenting and monitoring vendor performance as well holding vendors accountable to formal documented process.This position performs at a moderate level of complexity with a high level of proficiency under general supervision.The IT Contract Analyst supports the IT Service Management Organization leaders, varying levels of IT leadership, vendor liaisons, contracts specialists, internal legal advisors and other strategic vendors to ensure the successful delivery of the contracted services and/or products to meet Medtronics business objectives.

**Careers that Change Lives**

Bring your talents to an industry leader in medical technology and healthcare solutions were a market leader and growing every day. You can be proud to be a part of technologies that are rooted in our long history of mission-driven innovation. You will be empowered to shape your own career. We support your growth with the training, mentorship, and guidance you need to own your future success. Together, we can transform healthcare.

Join us for a career in IT that changes lives.

Medtronic is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.Check out the accomplishments of our Women in IT group!

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

Performance Management / SLAs

+ Controls and regulates managed services vendor performance, ensuring managed services suppliers performs services agreed to in the services agreement

+ Define, develop and monitor Supplier SLAs.Annually review SLAs to determine appropriate mix and alignment with business needs

+ Analyze and mitigate contractual risks associated with managed services vendors.

+ Collaborate with internal SMO stakeholders to administer measurement and monitoring of SLAs, vendor score cards, and preparation for vendor performance reviews in accordance with strategic vendor management plans

+ Improve vendor performance, specifically by supporting better vendor reporting by reviewing Supplier Scorecards and provide insights on actions to address gaps to ensure continuous improvement and objective alignment

+ Coordinate the processes and procedures for tracking, measuring, reporting and analyzing vendor performance.

+ Supports Strategic Vendor Strategist Strategic Deal Manager with required vendor performance management reporting.

Vendor Maintenance

+ Assist in any contract changes or amendments to agreements.

+ Act as a liaison between the managed services vendor and Medtronic, being an escalation point for SMO stakeholders and contract related issues as they arise.

+ Have expert knowledge of newly executed contracts and identify key contract terms

+ Track key milestones and contract termination dates; notify stakeholders and collaborate on required action.

+ Support designated teams to meet procurement objectives.Have knowledge of bid, purchasing and contracting activity to provide advice and support these processes.

Contract Risk Management

+ Understanding potential risks associated with managed services relationships and methodologies for risk mitigation, including but not limited to contractual requirements and on-going vendor review and performance management; ability to maintain detailed documentation in contract management

+ Assist in identifying and assessing risks associated with vendor relationships.

+ Supports Strategic Vendor Strategist Strategic Deal Manager and other internal Medtronic functional groups to coordinate and administer initial due diligence for new vendors.

+ Mediate issues between Medtronic and Managed Services suppliers governance process changes with Procurement.

+ Support SMO leadership to resolve escalated issues and disputes and develop root cause analysis where appropriate to improve the processes.Escalate to higher levels within the SMO and managed services supplier when necessary to ensure resolution.

+ Report to SMO Steering Committee on the health of our managed service supplier relationships, issue actions plans to address

+ Standards and Policies Adherence to procurement standard processes and policies.

Continuous Process Improvement

+ Assist in developing and implementing specific vendor management plans for managed services vendors

+ Continually demonstrate improving supplier health through results on scorecards, Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and surveys

+ Assist with audits of managed services supplier processes as needed.Ensure auditability of supplier processes

+ Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction are achieved through efficient processes and continuous improvement efforts

+ Recommend evolving governance processes and establish sustainable routines for multiple strategic partners

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

+ Experience with managing large, global and complex vendors

+ Knowledge of general purchasing procedures, regulations, and industry standards.

+ Knowledge of procurement contracting and understanding of contractual terms and conditions.

+ Must possess writing and editing skills, with attention to detail.

+ Must have excellent communication skills.

+ Must have good listening skills, build strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.

+ Must possess ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships.

+ Fosters and leads with continuous improvement mindset.

**Nice to Have**

+ Previous Medtronic experience

+ Preference given to current Medtronic employees

+ Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (C.P.P.O.), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM, and Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

**Physical Job Requirements**

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2020-12-24 Expires: 2021-02-28
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