Job Details

Contracts Professional

Company name

Ciena Corporation

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 09,2019

Valid Through

Oct 22,2019

Posted on

Jun 21,2019

Years of Experience

Max 5 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Contracts Professional
Responsibilities: Responsible for the review, drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements across a diverse set of suppliers in support of Company’s direct and indirect procurement activities globally. Play a key role in continuous improvement efforts to streamline legal services, adopt new tools and processes, and prioritize business demands. Assist with a wide variety of the other matters that are part of the work of Company’s award-winning Legal Department and a growing innovation leader. General Activities: Play a leading role in the review, drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial agreements with Company’s suppliers; Work in cooperation with Company’s Supply Chain & Procurement organization and internal corporate functions to understand the business needs and requirements of our purchasing activities; Partner and collaborate across functional groups to drive business outcomes that are practical and manage risk; Identify and interpret business and legal issues with transactions, and advise internal clients and stakeholders on strategies to meet business needs and resolve problems; Assist with a range of compliance and regulatory matters associated with Company’s supply chain (e.g., counterfeit parts avoidance, conflict minerals reporting, anti-bribery and corruption risk and diligence, modern slavery compliance, data privacy, etc.); Assist in the development and maintenance of contract templates, playbooks and other tools; Participate in strategic projects and perform other duties, as required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree. JD considered but not required if has significant experience with commercial contracts. Should have 5 years experience in commercial contract management, drafting and negotiation. Education in business administration, finance, a related discipline or relevant work experience. Experience drafting and negotiating contracts in a global, corporate environment. Strong communication skills and the ability to provide effective advice to all levels of corporate stakeholders. Intellectual curiosity and general interest in learning and developing new skills. Self-starter with ability to work independently. Ability to exercise good business judgment and make sound decisions. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to partner with business stakeholders. Ability to organize and prioritize based on the company’s business objectives.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ciena Corporation
1350 Broadway
New York City, NY 10018

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