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Contracts Manager

Community: Corporate
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Contracts Manager

Chennai or Byrasandra Bangalore, India

 

 

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 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 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
  • 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 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 in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai.

·          Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai

·          Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop

·          Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn 

·          Office provides lunch Tuesday – Thursday and evening snacks Monday – Friday 

·          Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park

·          Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work

·          ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities 

 

 

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. 



Req ID: 729

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