Specialist, Contract Senior

Spectrum Health System   Grand Rapids, MI   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on September 22, 2021
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Specialist, Contract Senior

Job Summary

  • With the collaboration of a dynamic facilities team, this position acts as key contact and subject matter expert for all real estate related contracting activities system-wide.  Develops and maintains relationships and serves as the key point of communication with outside parties regarding all Spectrum Health real estate services business system-wide to ensure that the goals of the organization are met.  Staff members in this position are effective and self-sufficient in working within a diverse selection of contracts and suppliers.  

Essential Functions

  • Develops and maintains relationships and serves as the key point of communication with outside parties regarding all Spectrum Health real estate services business system-wide including but not limited to; landlords, tenants, facility managers, and suppliers in order to support the organization’s facility objectives and real estate strategies.
  • Leads in the development, negotiation, and management of all assigned real estate contracts, including but not limited to; leases, license agreements, amendments, terminations, purchase agreements, management agreements, statements of work (SOWs), and requests for proposal (RFP). Manages the contract development and negotiation process for facilities initiatives.
  • Manages the contract execution process, resolving problems, mitigating delays, mediating disputes and escalating issues to ensure key deadlines are met.
  • Works closely with internal Spectrum Health key stakeholders system wide including but not limited to; accounting, finance, legal, compliance, construction, planning, and executive leadership.
  • Participates in process improvement and acts as a champion for change.
  • Administrates terms of assigned real estate contracts including but not limited to; rent invoicing, CAM budgeting and reconciliation, performance/penalty adjustments where appropriate, and other business terms, with support of in-house real estate accountant. Participates in fair market value analysis, annual budget forecasting and variance tracking.
  • Applies a general ability to navigate various software related to real estate management, contract repository and other facility related functions.
  • Gains knowledge on compliance and regulation changes affecting health care real estate and works in a coordinated way with the legal and compliance departments to develop the appropriate strategies and methodologies to maintain compliance for all real estate contracts.
  • Provides mentoring to less experienced team members and is accountable as a role model for customer service excellence.

Qualifications

  • Required:
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • 5 years of relevant experience negotiating and managing contract lifecycles
  • Preferred
    • Working knowledge of Stark and Anti-Kickback laws
    • Experience in finance or real estate contract management
    • Experience working with legal and procurement staff
    • Healthcare Real Estate experience, and skilled in best practices for contract negotiation tactics and strategies
    • Licensed real estate sales person in State of Michigan

Spectrum Health System

Grand Rapids , MI