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Contracts Manager

Community: Corporate
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Contracts Manager

Bogota, Colombia

 

*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED*

 

 

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Contracts Manager to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.   

 

 

At Blackboard, we believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices, but who we are as a company.

 

 

For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com. 
 

 

The Blackboard legal team, consisting of Attorneys, Paralegals, and Contracts Managers (non-legal professionals), is focused on regularly working across internal corporate functions with sales personnel, technical and product personnel, and central corporate functions on contract matters, and on drafting and negotiating contracts. The legal team has a tremendous wealth of experience in technology contracts in the education space and maintains a solid track record of finding the right people to work with and train to be a part of the team. This Contracts Manager position supports the negotiating of license and service agreements and statements of work with clients.
 

 

A successful candidate will be a bright, energetic professional with an interest in the preparation and negotiation of software license and service agreements and statements of work in support of a global sales organization. 
 

 
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Negotiating software license agreements, professional services agreements, statements of work, contract addenda and contract renewals; routinely exercising discretion and independent judgment in the negotiation of contracts and in the monitoring of their performance and execution
  • Reviewing contractual terms and conditions arising in the context of RFPs, Tenders, RFIs, and RFQs, offering appropriate alternatives to contract terms and conditions considering the business needs
  • Providing clarification of contract terms and conditions to the sales team
  • Interpreting contract policies, operating practices, and performance standards within the Contracts team
  • Communicating with customers during the contract negotiation process

 


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with contract management and negotiation
  • A university degree or equivalent experience in areas such as business, engineering and/or international commerce
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above
  • Understanding of the development, negotiation, and execution of contracts
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Desire to succeed in a client service-oriented environment
  • Highly efficient and organized; ability to handle multiple tasks with ease and professionalism
  • Ability to be proactive, prioritize, and work under tight deadlines in a service oriented and aggressive sales driven environment
  • Speed and accuracy
  • Proven analytical and written and oral communication skills

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • 3+ years software and services contract management/negotiation or similar experience in a high-tech organization
  • SaaS experience
  • SalesForce.com or Microsoft Dynamics experience
  • SharePoint experience
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Higher Ed or public-sector contracts experience
  • Familiarity with software and hardware corporate revenue recognition issues, and contractual concepts regarding software contracts and licensing

 

 

The Office:

Blackboard has an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.    

  • Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district 
  • Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours  
  • Benefits in prepaid medicine, dental plan, and wellness allowance  
  • Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100 
  • Free parking for employees and paid parking for visitors  
  • Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings 
  • Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments  
  • Sodexo card provided for employees 
  • Daily budget to spend on beverage vending machines
  • Learn more about the Bogota office culture by checking out our Facebook page 
  • Option for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

 
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   

 

 

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.  



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