The Team: The Contract Negotiator will be a member of the S&P Global Market Intelligence legal department. The SPGMI legal team is comprised of legal and non-legal professionals and supports, among other things, the division's commercial organization, product development/technology functions and business management/leadership.
The Impact: The Contract Negotiator is engaged in the fast-paced area of client and vendor contracting, primarily tasked with negotiating and drafting contracts for SPGMI's financial information and analytical products and services, such as web-based platforms, data feeds and software. You will provide exceptional customer service by assisting all clients with contract related inquiries that ultimately contribute to the finalization of the sales process.
What's in it for you: The Contract Negotiator will work in a dynamic, client-facing environment and will have the opportunity to apply and develop negotiation and drafting skills, work independently and be part of a team that provides crucial support to the organization.
Negotiate and draft various contracts such as product licenses, vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements, software licenses, trial agreements, assignments and amendments; be well-versed in commonly used alternate language and drafting customized contract provisions.
Liaise with internal and external clients in the contract negotiation process; ensure that sales and business personnel comply with internal policies and procedures.
Navigate contracts database and other internal systems to obtain information on SPGMI's contractual relationships.
Work with management to create efficiencies in the contracting process.
Draft legal correspondence and other documentation related to vendor and customer agreements.
Participate in and/or lead projects, including due diligence activities related to acquisitions and divestitures.
What We're Looking For:
A talented, confident, self-motivated individual who is comfortable working alone, but also enjoys being part of a dynamic, high-performing team. Someone who pays close attention to detail and is adept at prioritizing and has strong communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills: be people oriented, collegial, and comfortable with frequent client-facing interactions (via e-mail, phone, and in-person).
Strong verbal/written communication and business writing abilities
Ease with working independently while escalating issues, as necessary
Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn quickly
Capacity to simultaneously manage multiple priorities
College degree and at least three years of related experience
Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
Strong desire to learn, positive attitude; flexible and creative in job execution
Bring an efficient mindset to the function
Strong presentation and training skills; able to tailor communications to the audience-level.
Prior paralegal or business/legal affairs department experience
Solid working knowledge of contract and intellectual property issues
Demonstrates and applies a broad knowledge of field of specialization through successful completion of assignments.
Successfully applies complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures.
S&P Global Market Intelligence
At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important-some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.
S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence .
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
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