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Pearson Senior Contracts Manager (Remote) in Iowa City, Iowa

Provide contract services, review and advice at the direction of other members of the legal department. Working closely with other legal and functional professionals in School Assessments both internal and external customers, vendors, and other third parties. Experience with contracts law, state and local procurement law, experience in areas of technology, contract review, and negotiation are a plus. Experience in legal practices areas helpful.

This position provides review and analysis of Requests for Proposals as well as negotiation of contract terms for federal, state, and local governments. The position will provide general advice and counsel under the direction of senior members of the legal department. This position includes working closely with business development, operations, and delivery teams in formulating creative solutions to highly complex business/legal problems while understanding the impact of problems/solutions and their relevancy across multiple aspects of the business unit. The position will negotiate, draft and review vendor, subcontractors, software agreements and other transaction agreements on behalf of the business. The position will stay current on relevant legal and regulatory changes as assigned and monitor business practices to ensure that contract activities are in full compliance with the contract and applicable law. There is a need to follow and analyze established contracting protocols, guidelines and processes in negotiating, organizing and maintaining executed agreements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :

-- Provides drafting and negotiation of agreements, compliance review and advice to the business.

-- Negotiate, draft and review customer, technology, vendor, software and other transaction agreements on

behalf of global business.

-- Stay current on relevant legal and regulatory changes as assigned and monitor business practices to ensure that contract activities are in full compliance with the contract and applicable law.

-- Experience analyzing and advising on legal risk and issues in highly complex or ambiguous situations including consideration of impact and long-term effect of various possible decisions/solutions

-- Drafting and formatting statements of work, amendments, agreements, notices of termination

-- Coordinate the gathering of information from various departments in the preparation of contracts and other legal documents

-- Maintaining knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory changes

-- Monitoring business practices

Education and Experience :

  • JD. required and licensed preferred.

  • Experience in contract administration (issue spotting, contracts drafting, contract management, legal support, and contract preparation)

  • Experience in contracts and other legal documents, letters, and proposals reviewing with regard to legal sufficiency

  • Experience with Microsoft Word

Communications :

-- Communicating with senior members of the legal team and functional professionals in School Assessments, internal and external customers, vendors, and other third parties

-- Managing relationships with internal customers and outside counsel

-- Negotiating statements of work, amendments, agreements, notices

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities :

  • Knowledgeable of the contract/legal process (scope of agreements; implications, use and interaction of various forms and templates; principles of risk and legal compliance)

  • Solid understanding of basic principles of contracting and legal compliance

  • Extensive knowledge of legal issues associated with technology related agreements and licensing

  • Experience analyzing and advising on legal risk and issues in highly complex or ambiguous situations, including consideration of impact and long-term effect of various possible decisions/solutions with diverse, highly complex legal problems and adept at devising reasonable solutions and ample work-around

  • Assist others in identifying potential problems and avoiding them

  • Excellent writing, communications and proof-reading skills

  • Excellent writing and proof-reading skills

  • Great attention to detail

  • Critical thinking skills required

  • Practical knowledge of services and software industry

  • Dedicated to becoming a better lawyer and dedicated to learning

Preferred :

  • Extensive knowledge of state, federal and other government contracting processes

  • Experience implementing corporate legal policies and approaches

Please submit a cover letter and resume when completing your application

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: LEGAL

Organization: Corporate Legal

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 9856

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