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Senior Counsel, Contracts (remote)
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Senior Counsel, Contracts (Remote) The candidate establishes negotiation objectives and schedules to support and meet business requirements. Prepares first quality negotiation documents that reflect an advanced knowledge of contract terms and conditions, legal requirements for compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and company's financial policies and strategies. Understands business requirements and the company's risk tolerance. Acts as the lead negotiator for the company and directs the involvement and contributions of the business. Uses highly qualified influencing skills to direct and control the negotiation schedule to meet established milestones for completion. Maintains business focus that balances the needs of the business for profitability with ensuring the contractual terms and conditions protect the company and minimize risk. Drives the negotiation to closure and reaches agreement with client on commercial, financial, and legal contractual issues. Executes and finalizes all documentation required for contract closure. Develops proactive tactics and documents (internal negotiation notes, formal responses) to execute those strategies and goals in a way that will maximize profitability. Assigns, coordinates, and follows -through on the involvement of all areas of the company in a timely manner to execute the plan, such as those required for a successful Deal Review call. Creates, organizes, communicates, and executes a negotiation plan to support the business requirements as they are defined and refined in a dynamic environment. Prepares business cases and executive summaries detailing the contract negotiation schedule, issues, and risks. Maintains open communication with contract management and business leadership to keep them advised of potential issues or risks throughout the contract development, negotiation, and conclusion. Provides creative solutions and ideas for resolution. Tracks accomplishments by using pertinent milestones and end goals. Understands the roles and accountabilities of all contract management employees to draw upon the abilities of others in executing a contract negotiation. Collaborates with team members to share learning and experience obtained in contract negotiations. Prepares and delivers training and tool kits for the business and helps to develop contracting processes.

The candidate should have a JD from an accredited law school. A member in good standing in Illinois. Should have 3+ years of contract experience. Large Law Firm or In House experience. Self-motivated and able to complete matters without extensive supervision. Sound business judgment, with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice. Strong cross-cultural sensitivity: can work with differences in style and cultures, and adjust work and communication style accordingly. Excellent communication and writing skills. Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Hands-on, active, roll up your sleeves style. Exceptional organizational skills, time management, and project management skills with the ability to prioritize, coordinate, and satisfy numerous competing demands. Demonstrated skills in client management and the ability to communicate effectively and develop strong working relationships with senior management and business colleagues. Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters. Able to travel as needed. Proficiency in Spanish, preferred.
 
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