This is an Encore position. You must be a retired former Cigna employee to be eligible for this role

The position requires an ability to negotiate and draft contract terms across a wide area of contracts, ensure that contracts meet compliance/governance requirements and work with clients at all levels on a daily basis. Candidates must have knowledge and expertise in contract drafting, compliance, risk evaluation and management of third-party relationships. This role reports directly to Senior Managing Counsel for Procurement Legal. You must be a Cigna retiree to apply.

The role will involve the following:
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiations: Lead in drafting and negotiating contract terms, including Business Process Outsourcing agreements, templates and guidelines for contracting, including standard alternative clauses.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with Legal colleagues and matrix partners to advance contracting work and disputes.
  • Risk Management and Compliance: Identification, evaluation and reporting on potential risk risks in connection with commercial contracting; meeting with senior management concerning key risk issues.
  • Training, Education and Presentations: Develop and provide training to all levels of the organization; utilize strong presentation skills, including the ability to present to senior management.

  • Negotiate various types of consulting, licensing and technology transfer transactions with domestic and international suppliers with a focus on limiting Cigna's liability, protecting Cigna's confidentiality and intellectual property rights and protecting CIGNA members' privacy rights.
  • Negotiate major business process outsourcing arrangements with both domestic and international service providers with a focus on achieving enforceability of service providers' performance and service level obligations.
  • Negotiate resolutions to disputed matters consistent with Cigna's objectives.
  • Maintain and update a set of approved contract templates for use by Cigna Global Procurement.
  • Support other senior-level attorneys within the corporation on mergers and acquisitions, financing activities and in IP-related litigation matters.
  • Create and present training materials on contracting and related matters to Procurement and other contracting staff, product development professionals and members of the Cigna Technology Services operations.
  • Routinely look for creative interpretations or application of law.
  • Effectively matrix with critical business partners, including Compliance, Privacy, Cigna Technology Services, operations and Corporate/Business Development.
  • Manage outside counsel on discrete matters as may be required.
  • Share knowledge and skills in areas of subject matter expertise with other Cigna legal counsel as requested, in keeping with our collaborative environment.
  • Lead discussions of stakeholders to gather information and input to achieve goals
  • Work with Legal, Compliance and business clients in developing, implementing, and coordinating contracting and governance strategies.
  • Proactively identify risks of non-compliance applicable to vendor contracts.

  • J.D., bar membership with minimum 15+ years' experience
  • Retiree of Cigna
  • Recent experience negotiating with Cigna vendors

*This position is a WAH/ Flex office based position in the Bloomfield area. Must be able to go into the Bloomfield office occasionally.

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

About The Cigna Group
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Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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