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Contracts Specialist/Paralegal The candidate will be responsible for reviewing and negotiating contracts, administering the contracting process, and maintaining contract records. Will partner with internal business stakeholders and external vendors to ensure that contracts are efficiently and effectively reviewed and entered into. Reports to the Senior Manager - Contracts, within the Law Department. Prepare, review, negotiate, and interpret contracts (including among others, confidentiality agreements, service agreements, consulting agreements, and amendments), ensuring business needs and priorities are met while minimizing potential risks. Read, understand, and analyze standard business and legal terms, identify issues and risks, and suggest potential solutions. Utilize and maintain contract forms, templates, standard clauses, checklists, guidelines, and policies. Coordinate and process information and responses from business stakeholders and other Law Department members to utilize in contract review and negotiation. Maintain and update the contracts database to store/retrieve contracts, track contract status and milestones, and report on upcoming contract renewals or expirations. Prepare reports and statistics to facilitate the planning and maintenance of contract records. Provide training and guidance to business partners regarding the contract review and approval process, contracts management, and potential risks. Participate in and assist with the resolution of contract disputes and claims. Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelorâ€™s degree, legal/contracts background. paralegalâ€™s certificate from an ABA approved institution preferred, transactional paralegal experience preferred. Must have 5-7 years of experience with contracts review and administration. Proficiency with Microsoft application suite, especially with MS Word and MS Excel is required. Must have experience with implementation and use of a contracts management database.
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