Corporate Counsel-Contracts & Vendor Risk Management

POSTED ON 7/25/2022 CLOSED ON 11/3/2022

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Hillenbrand, Inc. is looking for a Corporate Counsel-Contracts & Vendor Risk Management to work with our team either remotely or on a hybrid basis. The Corporate Counsel-Contracts & Vendor Risk Management should hold strong experience in all aspects of vendor onboarding and contracting, including drafting and negotiation of supply agreements, and assessment and negotiation of privacy and data protection requirements.  Reporting to the V.P. Associate General Counsel and Global Supply Management, this role will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple business functions, working primarily with the procurement teams at Hillenbrand and its operating companies to refine and develop procurement related documentation and vendor risk management policies and processes.

What Hillenbrand Offers You: 
•    18% Annual Bonus eligibility
•    Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, which includes MD Live, RX help center, Medical Advocate Program, short term disability, among others.
•    Generous 401K Matching Program – 3% (base pay) automatic contribution $.50 for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved*
•    4 weeks’ vacation, 11 paid holidays, 6 paid sick days
•    Competitive pay
•    Opportunities for development and advancement



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Primary duties will consist of providing sound and timely counsel to procurement and business functions of Hillenbrand and its operating companies in a variety of contract and vendor risk management topics (e.g., complex commercial contracts for both direct materials as well as indirect materials and services,  intellectual property, data privacy & protection, M&A supply chain review, etc.)

•    Serve as legal advisor in providing a balance of counsel – business, legal, and strategic to various departments seeking procurement assistance and managing all aspects of procurement contracting, vendor risk and privacy review
•    Manage the general administration of procurement contracts (starting from the request for proposal to termination of the contract and/or advising business on ensuring post-contractual terms are adhered to).
•    Structure, draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, and develop practical contract templates (e.g., data processing addendum and security guides, master purchase agreements, master service agreements, etc.), and policies and procedures.
•    Conduct privacy impact assessments and counsel the business regarding privacy and data protection compliance and other applicable risks with respect to use of vendors during the risk review process
•    Create and drive internal best practices and associated training with respect to contract lifecycle management and vendor risk management
•    Engaging directly with our vendors in response to privacy-related requests and questions, including Data Processing Agreements
•    Advise procurement and information security functions on the vendor risk management process and issues
•    Continually improve our legal commercial processes to help us scale globally with a consistent but locally relevant approach and to help the company to move quickly and thoughtfully
•    Provide practical advice on legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures, and company policies in a risk-tolerant, but compliance-oriented environment
•    Other duties may be assigned

•    This is a Remote position.  Employee should be available to travel less than 10% of the time. 

Basic Requirements:
•    J.D. from accredited law school and licensed to practice law in at least one state in the United States
•    Minimum of 5years of applicable in-house or private practice experience.

Great to Haves:
•    Demonstrated ability to find business-practical solutions to complex contracting issues and to manage global supply management agreements and topics
•    Experience with global data privacy laws (including GDPR and CCPA), privacy programs and industry guidelines, including data transfer impact assessments and data security compliance
•    4 years’ experience in commercial transactions and contract law with strong experience in structuring, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including technology transactions
•    2 years’ experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating privacy-related agreements (DPAs, CCPA terms, data security provisions, etc.)
•    High degree of professional ethics and integrity
•    Sound judgment, strong problem solving, reasoning and decision-making skills
•    Outstanding verbal & written communication & interpersonal skills; ability to communicate complex legal concepts in layman’s terms
•    Excellent business judgement, superior leadership skills, and strong commitment to providing timely and top-quality service with superior work product
•    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, while juggling competing, time-sensitive demands
•    Ability to analyze risk across a broad spectrum of subject matters
•    In-House experience preferred (public company experience also preferred)

Physical Demands:
To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

What Sets Us Apart:
We Take Care of Our Associates: We present on-site wellness services including a clinic offering free health care & prescriptions to plan members, the revolutionary Bod Pod Assessment & Weight Management Program, and Market C – a vending management kiosk offering fresh food and convenience items when you need to grab a quick bite on the go.

We have Fun! We work hard and when it’s time to play hard, our workforce engagement team focuses on planning and promoting team events such as: our annual Associate Christmas & Children’s Parties, Summer Picnic, March Madness & Putt-Putt tournaments, Cinco de Mayo, Super Bowl and many other fun activities.

We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our workforce is encouraged to volunteer through our One Campaign, which helps associations within the local community. 

*These services are not available at all locations. 

At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans


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