Contract Specialist at Ensono

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The Ensono Commercial Services organization has opened a position for a Contract Specialist in its Chicago, IL headquarters. This position provides front line support for Ensono’s sales and strategic revenue generating commercial transactions by collaboratively setting deal structure and strategy, performing contract review, drafting and negotiation, coordinating internal approvals and taking overall responsibility for deal completion. We are looking for a talented candidate with initiative and drive who can handle a high volume of varied and complex transactional work. This position supports and coordinates the entire transaction and contracting process, including all legal, financial and business issues and contract terms, requiring a commercial transactions candidate with strong business acumen and experience analyzing and negotiating wide ranging commercial issues. Transaction counterparties will typically be sophisticated enterprise sales or outsourcing customers procuring complex hosting, IT and other technology solutions. The Contract Specialist will play a pivotal role in Ensono achieving its strategic and financial objectives by providing consultative, strategic and analytic support services on commercial transactions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead commercial transactions to closure in prudent and expeditious manner
  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide variety of contract terms
  • Provide risk assessment and commercial contractual advice
  • Exercise judgment and delegated authority on wide-ranging issues
  • Coordinate across multiple internal organizations to resolve issues
  • Vet contract issues/requests with appropriate internal organizations, track responses, and draft resulting feedback
  • Prepare and administer escalations as necessary
  • Identify or create solutions to deal roadblocks
  • Project manage multiple deals to closure simultaneously
  • Present training to client groups on transaction contractual issues and strategies
  • Continuously seek to improve the transaction support process


  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant and recent commercial transactions experience in a similar work environment (i.e., technology contracting office, law firm or corporate legal department)
  • Demonstrated success in complex contract review, drafting and negotiation for sales/outsource transactions involving technology products/services, including licensing/IP related terms
  • Experience with responsibility for all aspects of commercial transactions, including basic financials and all non-pricing business/legal issues and contract terms
  • Familiarity with all phases of sales/outsource contracting from pre-contract Requests for Proposals/Bids to contract negotiation/execution and post-contract support
  • Experience supporting a professional, outside sales force in technology transactions
  • Successful record of interacting with sophisticated enterprise customers, and their third party representatives, as transaction counterparties
  • Prior in-house, management, and international experience preferred


  • BA
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to summarize issues to clients/management
  • Teamwork and team leadership skills
  • Ability to effectively counsel clients concerning contractual business risks in sales transactions 
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to rapidly assess potential risks, benefits and consequences of business decisions.
  • Well-honed project management and organizational skills needed to manage multiple/complex transactions
  • Independent initiative to develop, lead and implement special projects that enhance contracting processes.
  • Solid work ethic and strong sense of responsibility for high quality work product
  • Ability to achieve results under pressure/deadlines
  • Proficient in MS-Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Some travel may be required

Primary Location City/State:

Downers Grove, IL - Finley, Illinois

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Ensono is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ensono provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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