Contracts Department Manager

RFPIO, the leading RFP response software on the market, is seeking an experienced Contracts Department Manager. Our collaborative culture, a great product (voted best in class by G2!) and happy customers like Salesforce, Visa, and Amazon are just a of the couple ingredients that make working here both fun and rewarding.

The Contracts Department Manager is responsible for managing a global team of contract professionals, reviewing and editing agreements, drafting and updating templates, soliciting input from internal stakeholders, negotiating with enterprise level customers, and collaborating with other teams on various contracting needs. Another key function of this position is to ensure compliance with state, federal, and global contract laws and privacy laws.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage a global team of contract professionals
  • Coordinate with executive leadership to ensure coherent, comprehensive approach to contract policies, processes and compliance
  • Manage all sales contracting, procurement contracting and partnership contracting needs throughout the company and serve as a subject matter expert for all associated contract related issues
  • Prescribe and implement appropriate process adjustments to improve contracting efficiencies . Recommend internal policies and control improvements, including operational improvements.
  • Manage and enhance the overarching  contracting strategy
  • Support contracts team in the negotiation of contract terms and conditions and follow up to ensure execution according to the negotiated terms
  • Create standardized language for new contracts
  • Audit vendor contract compliance and utilization on a bi-annual basis
  • Analyze and report on specific business risks associated with contracts

Other Duties:

  • Ensure personal and company compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations; ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Understand and maintain a working knowledge of all current contracts and the associated standards to assess business risk
  • Develop strong working relations with all relevant internal stakeholders
  • Work closely with the sales team members to build strong working relationships and clear understanding of the teams needs and preferences
  • Develop and execute a strategic plan closely aligned with Sales team objectives to meet company growth targets
  • Ensure concerns with internal policies or performance and process changes that impact contracting efficiency are communicated to management
  • Keep abreast of current case law and trends in contract law and privacy law in the United States and globally
  • Recruit, hire, train and manage a cross-functional contracting team that is able to interface with Sales, Operations, and Marketing departments as needed to complete ad hoc contracting requests
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Masters or JD preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience at a Software/SaaS company
  • Minimum three (3) years managing a team
  • Minimum five (5) years experience working with and managing contracts
  • Advanced understanding of contract law and privacy law

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Able to work in a fast paced business climate with the ability to capture and process information quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to examine cross-functional processes holistically and identify and address control and process gaps
  • Solid problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and influence management at all levels
  • People-oriented and results-driven
  • Demonstrated ability to drive outcomes based on tight work plans and schedules
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain sensitive data in a confidential manner
  • Comfortable with, and effective at driving, significant change
  • Strong understanding of generally-accepted contract audit and compliance practices
  • Contract status reporting at executive level

RFPIO is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture that we can all be proud of.
We encourage people of all cultures, ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, races, national origins, genders,
sexual orientations, religions, and abilities to apply for our open positions. If you are also committed to
this kind of culture and see yourself joining our team, please apply – we look forward to learning more
about you!

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