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Contracts Specialist
Ref No.: 17-01034
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Position Type: Direct Placement with our Client

Contracts Specialist
Harvard Partners is in search of a Contract Specialist  to be apart  of our clients  legal team.  If you thrive in a fast-paced, high-performing and collaborative environment this is the position for you. You will work within the legal team, which is responsible for the review, negotiation and management of a variety of agreements. This individual will work cross functionally, in cooperation with Corporate Counsel, to facilitate the timely review, negotiation, and completion of agreements.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of complex agreements including: SaaS licensing agreements, partner agreements, non-disclosure agreements, data protection agreements, BAA's, vendor agreements, and consulting agreements, among others.
  • Identify terms that vary from corporate standards to ensure accuracy and compliance, recommend appropriate modifications, engage and collaborate with internal stakeholders in the sales, finance, operations teams, and other internal teams as may be required.
  • Quickly understand the business objectives of a transaction, identify contractual issues, communicate those issues both internally and externally, and perform a risk/benefit analysis.
  • Escalate contractual issues and terms within the legal team as may be required.
  • Guide the internal document review process, ensuring reviews are completed efficiently and effectively.
  • Interact effectively and comfortably with all levels of management within the business.
  • Ability to absorb information quickly and produce accurate work product in a timely manner.
  • Help with ad hoc projects as needed.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Tactful with strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-driven environmentAbility to solve problems and utilize good business judgment
  • Detail oriented, well organized, and technically-adept 
Additional Characteristics:
  • Ability to build relationships across the business and work effectively together to solve problemsSense of humor with an ability to fit into a hardworking and sociable team
  • A high degree of self-sufficiency, while still being collaborative cross-functionally Experience with SaaS/Cloud software contracts and negotiations preferred 
  • Experience with, DocuSign, and contract management systems a plus
  • Understanding of US and EU privacy issues and laws a plus