Catholic Health Initiatives Contract Specialist in ENGLEWOOD, Colorado

Contract Specialist


Job Description – Coordinates and assists Supply Chain Category teams with the development of contracts and service agreements in accordance with strategic business objectives, professional standards, and applicable regulatory requirements. Responsible for working with Category Director(s) and Contract Manager(s) to facilitate the contract process during the initiation and finalization of RFP/RFI(s), contract documents, amendments, and maintenance of contracts managed by Supply Chain. Ensures contract pricing is operationalized in Lawson accurately. Assists to prepare and send multiple Category team communications.


  • Proactively facilitate development of Supply Chain agreements by providing expiring contract reports to Category teams monthly.

  • Provide approved contract templates documents at Category Contract Managers’ direction that meet Supply Chain, Legal Services, Corporate Compliance, and CHAN specifications.

  • Act as liaison with suppliers for contract amendment documentation at the direction of the Category Contract Manager.

  • Follows local contract guardrails to advise and provide support for local contracting teams.

  • Utilize SharePoint project tracking tool to track the contracting process from initiation to completion.

  • Operationalize all contracts by providing pricing received from Category Analysts to Lawson specialists.

  • Maintain Master Contract log and contract repository (Meditract) and ensure accurate, complete, and timely entry. Use a standard nomenclature to ensure accurate searching and reporting needs are met.

  • Facilitate GPO membership activities. Expedite membership requests by thorough collection and review of required documents. Act as the gatekeeper for HealthTrust publications and SCRUBS access.

  • Assist to write and submit communications for internal and external publications, including implementation updates, and product recalls.

  • Perform duties in accordance with internal policies and procedures.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – This position requires the following minimal requirements:

  • General knowledge of healthcare operations and medical device industry issues

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

  • Possesses good organizational and task oriented capabilities

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills

  • Expert level Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software

  • Demonstrates leadership presence and maintains confidentiality

  • Possesses developed interpersonal skills to work in a high profile and fast paced team environmentEducation – Bachelor Degree preferred or comparable work experienceExperience – At least three (3) years experience in the healthcare industry. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and expertise & experience with PC applications are required.Physical Demands/Working Conditions – Work is performed in a normal office environment. Requires sitting for long periods of time. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a telephone, keyboard, calculator, and other office equipment. Work is often performed under stressful situations. Travel – Some required

Additional Responsibilities:

Adheres to and exhibits our core values :

  • Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.

  • Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.

  • Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.

  • Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.

EOE F/M/Vet/Disabled


Job Supply Chain


Daily Schedule 1

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0120306