Contract Specialist
W. L. Gore & Associates - Phoenix, AZ

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Job Description

Associates in our corporate functions support the work done by the divisions of Gore. We are looking for a Contract Administrator to join our global legal team in Phoenix, AZ.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, you will review, draft, negotiate, and administer a variety of contracts, including confidentiality contracts, customer contracts, consulting contracts, supply contracts, and vendor-service contracts.

The ideal candidate will:
Be passionate about providing contract support for a world-class manufacturer

Be energized by collaborating on cross-functional teams

Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships

Responsibilities include:
Communicating with business associates, assessing contracting needs, identifying the resources available to help satisfy the request, and triaging as necessary

Working closely with business associates to direct the use of standard contracts or templates

Interacting with legal counsel, compliance, and other team members/subject-matter experts on contractual issues as necessary and appropriate

Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements and associated documents

Assisting in:
Administering and continuously improving the enterprise contract-management system

Monitoring and improving internal procedures and processes for workflow, maintenance, and safekeeping of contracts


Required Job Qualifications

Three years of related professional experience in contract drafting, management, and administration, preferably in commercial contracting

Drafting agreements based on approved templates and forms, integrating the terms communicated by business and other stakeholders

Synthesizing feedback from multiple sources and harmonizing into a single, revised agreement

Identifying, reviewing, and analyzing contract risks and identifying solutions

Knowledge of:
Contract law principles

Structure and standard terms and conditions of contracts

Conceptual understanding of contractual impacts on a manufacturing and technology business

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Strong organizational skills

Proficiency using computer applications for business, including Microsoft Office

Commitment to excellence

Sensitivity to intellectual-property issues and regulatory requirements

Ability to:
Derive from business needs the correct template usage

Appropriately complete required template information

Solve practical problems

Understand when additional legal review may be needed and be willing to request assistance or direction

Use organizational skills to manage a large volume of agreements

Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations and statutes

Understand basic intellectual-property concepts

Desirable Job Qualifications

Membership in a professional contracting organization, such as the National Contract Management Associate (NCMA) or International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)

Experience with technology, medical-device, pharmaceutical, or healthcare industry contracting

Exposure to or working knowledge of contract-management and/or document-management systems and software applications

Discussing business terms with business associates, including explaining implications of various terms and coaching business on problem solving strategies

Providing negotiations support, including counseling business associates in their engagements and participating in direct negotiation with other parties

Assisting in resolving conflicts related to contractual relationships

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

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