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Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in Columbus, OH currently has an opportunity for a Paralegal, Commercial.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Core Job Responsibilities

The Paralegal is an intermediate individual contributor position on the commercial legal team for Abbott's nutrition products business. The Paralegal must:
  • Prepare, negotiate, and modify commercial agreements such as marketing services agreements, healthcare customer agreements, retail customer agreements, professional services agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and identify moderately complex legal issues related to assigned matters
  • Coordinate input on contractual matters from internal stakeholders such as commercial, compliance, privacy, risk management, and regulatory affairs
  • Independently perform analysis of unique problems and propose solutions in a collaborative way with team attorneys
  • Demonstrate an ability to absorb and master knowledge of Abbott's business
  • Represent the commercial legal team internally to other departments such as marketing, sales, procurement and research & development
  • Help organize and maintain all agreements in a document management system
  • Maintain agreement templates and coordinate updates to the same


Position Accountability
  • Advise supervising attorneys of critical project developments in a timely manner
  • Execute core job responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner
  • Demonstrate strong leadership competencies and work ethic
  • Use discretion and independent judgment
  • Assigned matters generally have a significant impact on business activities and operations


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree and/or relevant legal education (Paralegal certificate)
  • 4 or more years of corporate legal experience
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with contract negotiation experience in a healthcare, retail, and/or large law firm setting


WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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