The Contracts Manager position is a valuable role in the company's growing Legal group and is primarily responsible for supporting the organization in the Americas, as well as providing additional Legal support as requested.
The main focus of the role is to work with Clients / vendors on revisions and negotiation of contracts, to provide end-to-end contract lifecycle management and to serve as a liaison between external contacts and the company's internal Sales, Operations and Legal departments.
A successful candidate will be expected to provide pragmatic, creative, collaborative and solution-oriented Legal support throughout the company.
Primary Responsibilities :
Draft, review, analyze, and assist in the negotiation of a variety of contracts and supporting documentation, including : nondisclosure agreements, data processing agreements, RFP responses, vendor questionnaires, and license transfer forms.
Act as a Liaison between the company and the Clients / Vendors and work on the MSA's, P.O's, S.OW's e.t.c
Contribute to ongoing process improvement, reduction of friction and problem solving within areas of Legal and Compliance.
Maintain, update and organize Legal department templates, internal and external website updates and assist with any localization and / or translation efforts.
Prepare email correspondence, presentations, and internal and external communications, as requested.
Manage Legal department records (both electronic and hard copy) and ensure accurate data is entered and maintained in our contracts management system.
Seamlessly and proactively collaborate cross-functionally with the company's global Sales, and Finance groups to understand and ensure consistency of Legal processes with the company's internal contract flow processes.
Analyze, track and report on Legal team statistics.
partner with cross-functional business teams to further compliance efforts.
Consistently anticipate, communicate, provide timely evaluation and guidance of, and propose mitigation strategies for, potential risks in contracting processes and other Legal areas as required.
Handle confidential and highly-sensitive information with professionalism and unquestionable integrity.
Education / Experience :
Minimum 5+ years review, negotiation and analysis of commercial contracts, with desired emphasis on licensing agreements.
In-house technology company experience strongly preferred.
Developed business acumen, with ability to understand the company's mission and anticipate the nature and magnitude of issues that could arise in various settings.
Fluency in English required; fluency in a second language a strong plus.
Preference for people who has USA Immigration knowledge