Position: Contract Administrator
Location: Lexington, KY 40550
Duration: 1 year contract
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 40 hrs per week, M-F, 8am to 5pm
Pay Rate: $24.00/hr
Administers contracts for software development. Assists Software Development Product Managers in understanding contract impacts on software engineering teams in terms of developer obligations and restrictions. Works as a consultant to product managers to help them more efficiently communicate with Lexmark Supply Based Management and Legal during the negotiation of the contract. Monitors and manages contract after execution to ensure that software engineering abides by contract terms and ensures that renewals, royalties, and other payments are performed on time.
Administration of royalty payments and annual software maintenance contracts and payments
Preparation and administration of software distribution agreements
Create and maintain, on a daily basis, an accurate contract database for 3rd party contracts, retention and retrieval of contracts, and contract related documents such as proposals, contracts, subcontracts and deliverables (soft and hard copies), as well as ensure the integrity and security of contract hard files.
IP Governance - enforce compliance with licensing terms in software development area.
Review current contract systems and recommend continued systems improvements in order to streamline processes and improve functionality.
Work as a liaison to internal clients to ensure understanding of and adherence to appropriate policies, administrative procedures and practices.
Coordinate across business units for review of new projects, etc.
Basic computer skills
Project management skills
Problem solving skills
Knowledge of End User License Agreements (EULAs) and general licensing terms.
Knowledge of copyright, trademark and/or patent law
Knowledge of various types of databases
Knowledge of Open Source licensing terms
Prefer someone with a Bachelors Degree and 3-5 years experience in contract administration and project management. Legal background and familiarity with software development is a plus.