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Contracts Manager (7209520)

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Duties: •Structure, draft and negotiate a high volume and broad range of inbound procurement contracts, including purchase agreements, managed services agreements, construction agreements, software licensing agreements, and more, for a wide variety of teams, both independently and in collaboration with Sourcing Managers. 


•Develop contract negotiation approach, fallback positions, and acceptable terms and conditions through to closure. Own contract closure. 
•Act as a liaison to Legal, supporting legal strategy, assessing and protecting the business from risk, defining roles and responsibilities, determining outside counsel requirements, etc. 
•Develop and maintain up-to-date contract templates for various agreement types. 
•Collaborate cross-functionally in providing ongoing management of a contracts database, including processes such as contract upload/retrieval, electronic signature, attribute collection and tracking, and reporting. 
•Provide strategic business advice to develop efficient, comprehensive, long-term approaches to relationships with key partners and vendors. 
•Assist in detailed contract research and reviews, and resolution of issues that may arise in commercial relationships. 
•Contribute to the continuous development and improvement of the Contracts team and its processes. 
•Continuously measure, manage and improve contracts performance against internal SLA targets. 
•Develop and conduct training to educate internal stakeholders on contracts development, impact, terms and conditions, commercial implications, risks, etc. 

Skills: •Juris Doctor (JD) degree and 5+ years of experience negotiating and drafting contracts, or similar related experience. In lieu of degree, 8+ years negotiating and drafting contracts, or similar related experience. 
•Strong analytical skills; impeccable writing and verbal communication, math and grammar skills, and excellent customer service skills required. 
•Must have the ability to thrive with a smile in a high-pressure environment. 
•Must have proven success in contract work related to commodities, equipment, construction or services. 
•Procurement or Supply Chain Management team exposure strongly preferred. 
•Business knowledge of construction, emerging technologies, general contracting, operations and/or data centers is strongly preferred. 
•Prior experience in networking, cloud industry or related field is a definite plus. 

Education: •Juris Doctor (JD) degree required. fƒf

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