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Contract Analyst

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Founded by a group of industry visionaries and startup disruptors, DAIS is reimagining insurance by empowering agencies and carriers with a cutting edge software platform designed to handle the complex challenges of the industry.

DAIS is currently in stealth mode, but we’re looking for people who are curious, driven, and hungry for a challenge. DAIS will give you the room to take complete ownership of your work within an exciting startup culture that is designed to foster personal development. This is a place where you can collaborate freely and level up your skills.

Contract Analyst

Mission:

Take DAIS to a new level of operational efficiency by establishing sound contract management processes for suppliers, partners, and customers.

Use your contract drafting and negotiating skills that you developed either as legal professional, contract specialist or sales manager in technology (preferably software) company, and help DAIS’ growth by accelerating contract drafting and responsiveness in key commercial interactions.

Drive for commonality, meaningful no-objection templates, and reduction of expensive one-off work items.

Responsibilities:

Build solid understanding of DAIS business model, revenue streams, roles and responsibilities of DAIS personnel and those of key external suppliers and strategic partners, within 45 days of start date:

  • Build understanding of DAIS history, rationale behind DAIS legal agreements, and their respective repositories and versioning

  • Develop productive working relationship with external Legal Counsels

Deploy key Contract Management processes within 60 days of start date:

  • Roles and responsibilities for different types of agreements (NDA’s, Technology Licensing, MSAs & SOWs, Employment, Corporate Law matters, etc.)

  • Documented workflow for each group of legal documents, including internal approval chain

Improve DAIS response time to internal and external parties in contract negotiations within the first 90 days of the start date and without incurring additional legal costs:

  • Employment related docs (NDAs, CIPRAs, Offer Letters, NQSO Agreements, Advisor Agreements, etc.)

  • Partner/Prospect/Supplier related docs (NDAs, non-competes, non-solicitation agreements)

  • MSAs and SOWs

  • Changes to templated Licensing Agreements, Subscription Agreements

Streamline our interfaces with external legal counsels to reduce their billable hours by 25% within 6 months:

  • Drive development of templates for repeating agreements

  • Identify patterns of commonly disputed sections of existing agreements, and work with external counsels to refine these templates and reduce redlining cycles in subsequent engagements

  • Be able to competently address and properly word 50% of contract change requests on an ongoing basis, and work efficiently with external legal help for the remaining

Requirements:

Behavioral and Cultural Competencies:

  • Business acumen

  • Strong attention to details

  • Learns quickly

  • Strategic, recognizes noise and waste

  • Strong communications and presentation skills

  • Persistent with a sense of urgency

Technical Competencies:

Reads, interprets, understands:

  • NDAs, Employment Agreements

  • Technology Licensing, Master Service Agreements, SOWs

  • Service subscription agreements

Familiar with key business/contract law constructs and can help with simpler ones, examples of which might include:

  • Terms, effects of terminations, financing terms

  • Non-compete, non-solicitation, IP rights, confidentiality

Able to (i) identify critical contractual elements that require external legal help, (ii) tie them to DAIS business, and (iii) provide legal team with insightful overview to ensure their efficient engagement

Well organized with document redlining, versioning, and archiving

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Location

Chicago - Downtown, Chicago - O'Hare, Port Washington (WI)

What are DAIS Technology Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
10 Standard Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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