Attorney, Contract Manager

| Chicago

 

Summary
The Attorney, Contract Manager role supports the business by reviewing, managing, and negotiating commercial agreements as part of the Legal Department. This includes negotiating agreements directly with suppliers, working with senior attorneys on more complex agreements, ensuring efficient management of the contracting process, and accurately documenting each contract. The role will require diligence, teamwork, and strong project management skills to advance multiple projects to completion and work seamlessly across all business units to ensure quick turnaround of agreements.

 

Responsibilities

  • Review, negotiate, and manage the following types of agreements: non-disclosure agreements, service agreements, license agreements, and other commercial agreements
  • Draft, manage and keep scopes of work, insurance requirements, service level agreements, and other vendor documents current and in compliance with SMS Assist’s risk management policies
  • Serve as the point of contact for internal business owners on contractual matters, ensuring timely contract review and approval, efficient contract management, and consistent follow-up on key compliance issues
  • Provide redlined recommendations to ensure efficient contract management and conserve managing attorneys’ time
  • Appropriately manage contracts to match customer/vendor needs, requirements, and expectations with SMS Assist’s contracting strategies, business objectives, and other contract conditions
  • Communicate and coordinate with stakeholders, including responding to inquiries, requests for clarification, etc. regarding contracts and terms/conditions or other items
  • Record key contract data and conduct various analyses and modeling of contract data
  • Act as record-keeper by maintaining a database of all contracts, contract statuses, and ensuring contract compliance
  • Ensure execution of approved and finalized customer contracts; including timely and accurate hand-off to internal partners/stakeholders
  • Monitor existing contracts using approved performance methodologies, tools, etc.; including identifying and recommending opportunities for improvement
  • Organize and prioritize workload so as to most efficiently enable and facilitate team efforts to accomplish company goals, and anticipate and identify current and future needs
  • Share information and offer ideas and solutions in a team environment
  • Maintain client confidence by keeping company/attorney information confidential
  • Foster a positive team environment
  • Ensure confidentiality of internal and external data
  • Perform ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned

 

Professional Skills

 

These are the professional skills we would expect from an individual fully established in this role.

  • Customer Service - Advanced
  • Verbal Communication - Advanced
  • Written Communication - Expert
  • Teamwork - Advanced
  • Relationships - Advanced
  • Negotiation - Advanced
  • Organizational Awareness - Advanced
  • Learning Agility - Advanced
  • Analysis - Advanced
  • Problem Solving - Advanced
  • Process Orientation - Advanced
  • Prioritization - Advanced

 

Role Specific Skills

  • Excellent organization with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, with advanced skills in identifying legal and compliance issues
  • Ability to proactively take ownership of projects and taking initiative to achieve ideal outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong persuasive skills and high level of professionalism
  • Fluent in the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook

 

Qualifications

 

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree required
  • Juris Doctor Degree required
  • Admission to a State Bar (preferably Illinois)
  • 2-5 years of legal experience

 

 

    Other Relevant Qualifications

  • Previous law firm experience is a plus
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of aspects of contract law, tax law, accounting, securities law, bankruptcy, intellectual property rights, licensing, zoning laws, and the laws specific to the business

 

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Location

875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611

What are SMS Assist Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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