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Counsel, Flex Financial in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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Job Description

Stryker’s Flex Financial division provides our customers in North America and Europe with flexible, responsive medical equipment financing.  The Counsel, Flex Financial serves as the lead attorney for the Flex Financial Flex Financial division.  With a seat at the Flex Financial leadership table, this attorney will be a results-oriented strategic partner and trusted advisor and will deliver practical, business-sensitive legal advice.

This attorney will partner with Flex Financial leadership, finance professionals, partner banks, and marketing, sales and legal colleagues across Stryker’s worldwide selling divisions.  S/he will support management and lead cross-functional teams in a fast-paced, sales-oriented environment.  S/he will develop relationships across Stryker divisions and work closely with business and functional units on a diverse range of strategic and legal matters. This attorney will have one or more direct reports.  S/he will also provide leadership across the Strategic Contracting team, as a lead subject matter expert in emerging sales contracting models and as an escalation point for complex strategic contracts negotiated by the team. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the Flex Financial Leadership Team in a sales-oriented and highly regulated environment on a broad range of matters, including complex legal and compliance issues consistent with laws, regulations, and Stryker policies.
  • Partners with business, sales and legal teams to close transactions—including overseeing and/or participating in the drafting, editing, and negotiating of complex contracts and proactively handling various commercial matters through to resolution.
  • Serves as a strategic partner with leaders of selling divisions to facilitate the sales function and drive success for divisions.
  • Advises on industry trends, program development, and emerging areas of the law, including healthcare fraud and abuse regulation and enforcement.
  • Assures sustainable compliance with contracting obligations, laws, regulations and Stryker policies.
  • Initiates, develops and provides in-house training and internal processes to mitigate risk.
  • Collaborates with colleagues and senior management.
  • Actively supervises and strategizes with outside counsel.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework concerning the sale and marketing of medical devices/technologies to federal customers, including  fraud and abuse, procurement, and government ethics laws and regulations.
  • Networks effectively to resolve matters outside of direct  expertise or responsibility.

Education & Special Trainings:

  • JD from an accredited U.S. law school.
  • Admitted to practice law and in good standing with the bar of at least one U.S. State or the District of Columbia.
  • Meets local legal license requirements.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years applicable professional experience in law firm or corporate legal department setting with demonstrated expertise in health care law, corporate transactions, or capital leasing or financing;  Prior professional experience considered; medical device, pharmaceutical, life sciences experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment, professional demeanor and business acumen and executive presence with proven record of navigating within the intersection between complex legal and business issues.
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate with and lead project efforts with colleagues in a global organization, with ability to quickly gain trust and confidence of colleagues, stakeholders, and management.
  • Initiates, embraces and drives change in a dynamic environment.
  • Inspires, educates and empowers others with or without direct authority.
  • Works well independently and in a team.
  • Possesses excellent judgment and analytical skills.
  • Provides guidance and direction of others and demonstrates excellent leadership skills.
  • Experience providing timely and strategic legal advice in a highly regulated environment.
  • Demonstrates and drives a commitment to integrity and accountability.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills and ability to convey complex legal principles clearly and concisely.
  • Has a general understanding of business financials and reporting.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills and is able to manage numerous projects and conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels, including senior executive level, or corporate organization.
  • Possesses excellent presentation, facilitation, networking and influencing skills.
  • Efficiently and Effectively manage outside counsel.
  • Maintains confidential and highly sensitive proprietary information.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn Stryker-specific systems.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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