edX is seeking an exceptional Senior Contracts Manager to lead and manage the contracting process for enterprise sales and vendor on-boarding. You will join a small legal team that works proactively with all business areas in support of edX’s growth strategy and nonprofit mission.
Critical: To succeed in this role, you must be a detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to operate independently, create and enforce new processes, and be effective in a fast-paced, complex, and unstructured environment.
Support the Sales Team:
Draft and negotiate sales agreements and related sales materials including NDAs, RFPs, registration forms, master services agreements and amendments.
Work closely with Sales, Customer Success, and Finance teams to identify and resolve performance and operations issues.
Help create and implement internal policies and procedures that enable fast, large-scale growth while appropriately managing legal and business risk.
Manage vendor on-boarding:
Manage Legal Team support for vendor on-boarding by tracking requests and reviewing contract materials (or coordinating review by others).
Provide ad hoc support:
Expand your areas of expertise by performing additional responsibilities as needed and actively participating in legal team activities.
Demonstrated ability to independently draft, negotiate, and manage a high volume of various types of contracts from start to finish in an efficient and accurate manner.
Excellent business acumen and judgment, including ability to place legal risk in proper business context.
Experience working with a sales team and a global business.
Strong ability to maintain positive working relationships both internally and externally.
Strong ability to deal effectively with ambiguous situations, new agreement and product types, and evolving business goals.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
Strong sense of accountability and ownership; must be a team player.
Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or equivalent professional experience.
7-10 years of professional experience as a business/corporate paralegal or contracts manager with proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above.
Certificate of Paralegal Studies from an accredited college.
JD from an accredited law school.
Massachusetts bar admission in good standing.
3-5 years of transactional experience at a law firm and, preferably, as in-house counsel.
Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office. Sorry, Visa sponsorship is not available.