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Contracts Specialist
Ref No.: 18-13407
Location: Foster City, California
The Legal Department is looking for an experienced Contracts Specialist to support the Strategic Partnership & Innovation Group.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supports the Legal Department’s Strategic Partnership and Innovation Group in the negotiation, drafting, establishment and administration of SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, hardware, software, facilities, corporate procurement, marketing, consulting, collaboration and non-disclosure agreements.
• Reviews, revises and approves non-disclosure agreements for the protection of the company's confidential information and intellectual property in adherence to company policy.
• Collaborates with business units, the sourcing department and legal department in gathering facts to evaluate potential legal risk of engaging with contemplated partners and suppliers for potential purchases or development of products by business units.
• Advises business unit management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions in existing agreements.
• Collaborates with Legal Team in creating contract templates and supporting documents.
• Plans and carries out recurring work using established procedures, conferring with supervising attorney as necessary on legal issues.
• Analyzes, advises on and approves or rejects internal and/or external requests for deviations from contract specifications.
• May assist and/or provide input into the formulation, development, and/or revision of operating policies, procedures, and strategies for the organization, as appropriate.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Key Success Factors:
Communicates in a professional and timely manner, takes ownership of all tasks, solid teambuilding skills and stakeholder management, responsive to peers and all levels of management, expert negotiation skills, and expert contract analysis skills.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:
• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
• Experience working with confidential documents and under confidentiality obligations.

Additional Skills:
• Contract formation, preparation, negotiation, review, and drafting skills
• Ability to identify key risk areas in a contract.
• Working knowledge of intellectual property law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and CISG.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or related field, or equivalent number of years of contract experience.
• At least five years of experience in high technology transactions, which includes the drafting of complex agreements, including non-disclosure agreements and related documents. Possession of a directly related post-graduate degree may be substituted for one of the two years of required experience.
• Must have a legal or permanent right to work in the US without requiring sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior coursework or experience in contract drafting and negotiation.
• Juris Doctor degree a plus.