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General Commercial/Contracts, Intellectual Property
Reporting to the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of TEKsystems, Inc. the Associate General Counsel will support the staffing and services agreement activity for TEKsystems, Inc.
TEKsystems, a subsidiary of staffing giant Allegis, provides IT consulting and staffing services from locations in North America and Europe. Considered one of the nation's largest IT staffing firms, the company places more than 80,000 technical professionals each year who work in a variety of fields including biotechnology, telecommunications, and construction and engineering. TEKsystems has 100 offices serving about 6,000 clients.
The company has more than 100 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. TEKsystems works to help its clients control cost, mitigate risk, and deliver quality product outcomes. The company has used strategic partnerships to grow its business.
This position is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic organization and industry. All candidates must be eager to learn and demonstrate energy and a need for achievement. The candidate will be responsible for supporting the TEKsystems’ internal Contracts Management and Business Development teams.
This will include working with the business to draft, review and negotiate a variety of complex commercial contracts involving information technology staffing and outsourced solutions, including master services agreements, statements of work, amendments, service level and service level credit amendments, channel partner agreements, vendor agreements, RFP responses and supporting documentation, developing and maintaining contract templates, developing business and legal processes, and implementing internal policies to help scale the business. The Associate General Counsel will be an integral part of the aforementioned teams and will be looked upon to provide through leadership in specific legal and business-related areas associated with TEKsystems.
Minimum Education and/or Experience:
Education: Law degree from an accredited law school is required. Maryland Bar license is preferred.
Experience: The candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience handling a wide variety of complex commercial contract matters with an emphasis on IT Staffing and Managed Staffing Services providing practical legal advice and support on business matters in a fast-paced environment. The candidate will have been involved in, from inception through conclusion, a Staffing/ Managed Staffing transaction, preferably from the vendor’s standpoint, including negotiating and drafting the relevant documents associated with the transaction.
Experience involving information security matters, global data privacy; agency law; domestic and international operations; domestic employment law, domestic and international tax law, and government contracts is a plus.
In addition, based upon the candidate’s experience and understanding of the ever-changing information technology services and outsourcing industry, the candidate would be expected to play a key role in proactively identifying industry/regulatory changes and/or developments and partnering with business leadership to analyze and mitigate the legal or operational impacts of such changes.
Experience in and the ability to perform the work in the areas identified above and below is essential.
Proposals/RFPs. Supporting the Internal Contracts Management and Business Development teams in the formulation of proposals or responses to RFPs for multi-million-dollar, multi-year contracts with Fortune 500 companies to provide solutions, best practice alternatives, and comments for managing risk.
Contracts. Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and providing legal and strategic counsel and input with respect to the company’s contracts with its commercial partners.
Demonstrated ability negotiating, drafting and amending IT staffing, outsourcing, and other commercial and government contracts with strong problem-solving skills.
Review of complex and custom contracts to ensure clauses, terms and conditions are compliant with quality, legal, government and other regulatory requirements, or mitigate current or future risks.
Train business personnel on contract provisions and form agreements, terms and conditions, and indemnifications.
Interfacing with business personnel (non-lawyers) and clients to assist in the preparation and negotiation of contract documents as well as providing guidance and practical solutions.
Lead audits of the contract review processes.
Contract Management. Supporting the creation and the use of best practices in contract management by developing, recommending, and communicating operating policies and procedural improvements.
Other Skills. In addition to the above competencies, the ideal candidate will be skilled in:
Development and coaching of negotiation tactics and strategies.
Providing superb attention to detail and the ability to ramp-up quickly in new environments and teams.
Adapting to conflicting ad hoc deadlines and priorities and deadline demands by controlling the daily management of multiple simultaneous contract initiation or renewal processes.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must be able to correspond in a professional manner with business personnel and customers.
Management experience preferred.
Business Knowledge / Organizational Acumen
Leading Self and Others
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