Senior Contracts Specialist

Position: Senior Contracts Specialist

Job ID: 166063

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Legal Operations - Contracts

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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We are searching for a Senior Contracts Specialist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide skilled professional duties relating to the initiation and completion of contractual arrangements and other contracts assigned and entered into by, and on behalf of, internal entities. You will coordinate vendor selection, contract initiation, negotiation, and contract review and approval processes for business arrangements.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field
  • Juris Doctorate preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in contracting, preferably in a health care environment  
  • Juris Doctorate may substitute for 3 years experience


  • Reviews, negotiates, drafts, and facilitates assigned contracts and amendments
  • Coordinates meetings and collaborates with end-users, reviewing parties and other stakeholders to outline, verify, and document roles, scope of work specifications, timelines and expectations
  • Coordinates the review of draft contracts by end users, reviewing parties and other stakeholders
  • Responds to customer inquiries in a professional and courteous manner within one business day of receipt of inquiry. Assists customers, promptly securing answers and resolutions to their contract-related inquiries
  • Possesses and demonstrates knowledge of contracting concepts (including offer, acceptance, and consideration), Uniform Commercial Code and the consequences of employing certain contract terms
  • Effectively utilizes document management and versioning tools to enable effective collaboration between parties involved in contract review
  • Collaborates with other Contract Specialists to improve effectiveness of the Contract Administration function

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