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Summary: The Corporate Contracts Attorney will work directly with the Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Team in reviewing and negotiating the company’s contracts with its customers and suppliers; assist the Legal/Contracts team in developing standards and processes to support appropriate controls and management of contract risk; and assist in development of standard and non-standard contract language. More specifically, the following are key elements of the basic functions of the position:
Draft, negotiate and advise internal business teams on a variety of contractual documents including customer facing agreements, partner and vendor agreements, and standard vendor contracts.
Learn and develop working knowledge of company business lines and the legal issues associated with them, including service offerings. Familiarity with standard and fallback positions and ability to pose creative solutions to help meet business needs.
Work as an effective and collaborative business partner with internal business teams including account, sales, operations, procurement, information security, risk, privacy and compliance, and others. Develop legal strategy for negotiations, clearly and concisely explain terms of contracts to internal clients, present options for negotiations, and negotiate directly with customers, partners and vendors.
Effectively manage workflow to meet multiple deadlines, as well as the expectations of internal and external clients.
Assist with creation of new contract templates to support new service offerings and develop streamlined approaches to legal workflows to increase speed and efficiency of service delivery.
Lead and assist with various legal team initiatives/projects as needed
This job requires a Juris Doctor degree, bar admission and 5-10 years’ experience as an attorney, preferably with functional knowledge and skills in the following areas:
Strong knowledge of contract law and strategic approaches to contracting for customer, vendor and partner agreements (i.e. MSAs, POs, SOWs).
Working knowledge of engineering, and construction industry a plus.
Comprehensive negotiation and drafting skills with an understanding of negotiation strategies and implications of contract language nuances.
Excellent communication and writing skills.
Proven track record of consistently delivering timely results for multiple projects with varying time pressures.
Ability to assess issues from both legal and business perspectives to clearly define risks, provide solutions, and succinctly articulate positions.
Must take initiative, be self-motivated and flexible, and be able to re-prioritize work as necessary.
Team player who works well with others to meet goals and address business needs, but who also has the ability to work autonomously.
This role requires an individual with experience in balancing legal positions and business needs, preferably in a law firm or in-house position (or both).
This role does not manage others directly, however it does allocate work to others (either a project team or as a coordinator/team leader) and requires a proven track record of working successfully within teams.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Corporate Contracts Manager must possess knowledge of contracts and licensing specific to the communication industry, exceptional analytical skills, a high level of attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The Manager must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with customers and various levels of field & management staff.
The Manager will be required to maintain a comprehensive list of Contracts, Licenses and Vendor agreements within the operating platforms of the Unitek companies.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Contact Management systems; Database software; Internet software; Order processing systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
About Unitek Global Services
Our mission is to connect the wired and wireless worlds everyday by delivering advanced technologies with operational excellence through our dedicated people who are the best, brightest, most informed and best trained in the industry. Offering years of industry experience combined with the latest technologies, our teams can execute with unrivaled speed to meet industry challenges. From inception to completion, we have the talent, expertise and resources to make every project a success.