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Contracts Manager in Deerfield at CRS Group

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

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Job Description

Position: Contracts Manager
Duration: 6-10 Months
Location: Riverwoods, IL 60015

I am looking for a Contracts Manager with 3+ years experience and a JD to review, draft and negotiate in a timely fashion, commercial contracts. Under the supervision of an attorney, the Contract Manager (the 'CM') provides advice, guidance and support for the negotiation and processing of corporate transactions. The ideal candidate will have prior corporate contracts management experience and have experience working for a large enterprise corporate environment - not a law firm - or a private practice.

The CM in this position will:
  • serve as a negotiator for contracts for various business units;
  • review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts in consultation with attorneys (e.g., vendor agreements; technology agreements; and other commercial contracts related to client businesses);
  • collaborate with internal business clients, business partners, business unit management, and SMEs, to assist in identification, documentation, and approval of specific contract requirements and provisions, the completion of transactions;
  • identify, communicate and escalate (as appropriate) contract issues and deviations from established contract guidelines;
  • work closely with internal business partners and consult when necessary with internal SMEs to apply and communicate Discover contract policies, processes and procedures when negotiating and executing contracts;
  • be responsible for the use of the Discover contract management repository for purposes of managing workflow, tracking contracts, providing metrics and retaining accurate contract records.
Required Skills:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Process and detail orientation.
  • Ability to perform in a complex cross-functional business environment.
  • JD required;
  • BBA/BA/BS degree required with exposure to laws and legal requirements applicable to contracts.
  • 3+ years' experience drafting and negotiating of contracts
  • demonstrated experience with contract drafting, contract terms and conditions, and contract management, including contract negotiation.