Senior Contracts Manager

Legal - Burlington, MA, USA
Posting Date
Nov 15, 2018
Burlington, MA, USA
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The Senior Contracts Manager role will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing contracts, and will be based in Sophos's Burlington, Massachusetts office. This role will work closely with and support multiple members of the Legal team and will report to the Global Director, Commercial Contracts.

Main Duties

  • Draft, review, negotiate, and interpret commercial contracts in compliance with company policies and risk tolerances, including supplier contracts, master services agreements, statements of work, software licensing agreements, and supporting documents

  • Provide rapid, practical, business-oriented legal/commercial contract advice directly to management, finance, and other company departments on legal issues and risks, procedures and negotiation strategies, and contracts and deal structures

  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and contract management and legal processes and policies.

  • Manage projects and initiatives that help identify and mitigate legal risk

  • Collaborate with business leaders and internal departments to accomplish company objectives

  • Provide guidance and direction to other team members as needed

  • Initiate projects on behalf of the legal department and organization

  • Responsible for handling various tasks simultaneously and managing assigned projects to completion

  • If assigned direct reports, additional responsibilities could include interviewing candidates, fostering a positive environment, providing guidance/direction including both positive and constructive feedback

Experience and Skills

  • At least three to five years of experience drafting, negotiating and managing contracts and commercial transactions at an in-house legal department.

  • Experience negotiating commercial contracts and other experience demonstrating ability to handle and close commercial and legal negotiations in the US, and others regions

  • Ability to quickly understand business objective of an agreement, to identify and communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely, and facilitate a risk/benefit analysis.

  • Business-oriented approach to problem-solving, tempered by and appreciate for legal complexity and risk.

  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

  • Services / Software-Hardware Industry experience preferred.

  • Detail-oriented and resourceful with excellent follow-through skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure, prioritize and manage workload, manage simultaneous tasks and meet deadlines within a changing, fast–paced environment.

  • Ability to work independently.


In most cases, the compensation package includes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Vacation time
  • Gym membership compensation

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Posting Date
Nov 15, 2018
Burlington, MA, USA
Job ID