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Sr. Contracts Manager – ( 2111625 ), Pearson

Posted 3 weeks ago

Description

We are the world’s learning company with more than 20,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Overview of Pearson Clinical Assessment

Pearson’s Clinical Assessment group offers internationally recognized products and services to meet our varied customers’ needs. We concentrate on merging innovation with quality test design to develop increasingly more effective tools for children and adults, educators and clinicians. Our customers are found in a variety of settings, including schools (preschool, K-12, university) and clinical settings (private practice, hospital/medical, corrections, clinics).

We have a comprehensive portfolio of research-based instruments assessments for psychologists, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and related professionals that are valid, reliable and represent the highest technical quality in assessments today. These products include our gold-standard assessment contributions in cognitive/ability, memory, neuropsychology, behavior, personality/psychopathology, achievement and speech/language. Noted brands include the Wechsler and Kaufman families of products, MMPI, BASC, OLSAT, CELF, and PLS.

SUMMARY

This position provides legal support to the Clinical Assessment line of business providing general advice and counsel under the direction of senior members of the legal department. The job will include review, analysis, and management of legal policies and terms of use, negotiation of contract terms for federal, state, and local governments, managing intellectual property policies and registrations, and customer support related to legal issues. 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 and policies. There will be additional legal projects as assigned, which could include in the areas of intellectual property, data privacy, technology and international legal research.

CORE COMPETENCIES (Level – Individual Contributor)

  1. Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  2. Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills
  3. Aptitude for problem solving while remaining within company guidelines
  4. Must be a strong multi-tasker and have experience coordinating across departments
  5. Must have the ability to work independently and to prioritize work tasks
  6. Must be able to work in a general office environment.

SCOPE AND IMPACT OF JOB

Provide contract services, review and advice and manage overall legal support for the Clinical Assessment business at the direction of other members of the legal department. Working closely with other legal and functional professionals in Clinical Assessments both internal and external customers, vendors, and other third parties. Experience with contracts law, state and local procurement law, intellectual property, data privacy, experience in areas of technology, contract review, and negotiation are a plus. Experience in legal practices areas helpful.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

CORE COMPETENCIES (Level – Individual Contributor)

  1. Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  2. Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills
  3. Aptitude for problem solving while remaining within company guidelines
  4. Must be a strong multi-tasker and have experience coordinating across departments
  5. Must have the ability to work independently and to prioritize work tasks
  6. Must be able to work in a general office environment.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

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 managing complex Terms of Use and other E-Commerce terms.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word

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
  • Experience with legal issues associated with technology related agreements and licensing a plus
  • 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
  • Familiar 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

Plus Factors:

  • Knowledge of state, federal and other government contracting processes
  • Experience implementing corporate legal policies and approaches

Other (license/certification):

  • Will Participate in required employee trainings: Data Protection and Privacy for Pearson Assessments; Preventing Sexual Harassment; and Pearson Code of Business Conduct

Primary Location : US-UT-American Fork

Other Locations : US-TX-San Antonio, US-IA-Iowa City, US-MN-Bloomington, US-TX-Austin

Work Locations :

US-UT-American Fork-1276 South 820 East

1276 South 820 EastSuite 200

American Fork84003

Job : Legal

Organization : Assessments Clinical

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Manager

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Aug 31, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2111625

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