The Contract Administrator position supports contracting activities under the supervision of the Senior Corporate Counsel, who reports to the General Counsel for Tektronix. The Contract Administrator will be responsible for negotiating, reviewing and preparing standard and nonstandard agreements primarily for the sale and distribution of Tektronix products and services. Previous experience in a corporate contract administration or legal setting, as well as negotiation and preparation of contracts is required for this role. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, an interest in legal innovation, and be a self-starter who thrives in a challenging, friendly environment. More specific responsibilities and qualifications are set forth below.
Work with different levels of personnel within the organization to analyze and solidify an overall contract strategy.
Negotiate, draft, and if necessary seek approval for, a variety of agreements such as customer sales agreements, distributor agreements, software license agreements, SaaS agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, development agreements, and supply agreements.
Review and analyze legal terms and conditions associated with purchase orders, bids and proposals.
Interface with various departments to answer questions and resolve issues in support of contract negotiation and throughout the contract term.
Proactively make recommendations to management to improve contract templates, playbooks, processes and policies.
Identify and address operational and legal issues associated with contracts and seek advice from internal business groups such as engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, procurement, quality, compliance, legal and other subject matter experts.
Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers and build strong relationships.
Participate in successful ideation of legal innovation initiatives.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent substantive knowledge and relevant work experience.
Minimum of 2 years’ professional-level experience, preferably with a global technology company.
Experience with government contracts and a working understanding of government contracting rules is a plus.
The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate the following:
A willingness to speak up and an ability to work independently and cooperatively with business partners and colleagues is critical for this position.
History of multi-tasking efficiently, managing deadlines, and successful balance between autonomous work and escalation to attorney as appropriate.
Superior organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Strong understanding of contract/purchase order terms and conditions; knowledge of the government contracting process including sole source and competitive procurements is a plus.
Able to provide accurate, high-quality yet practical and concise work product.
Confident and professional communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
Energetic, self-motivated and constructive approach to work.
Strong ability and willingness to be flexible and adaptable to work in a complex, global environment cross functionally and build relationships.
Attention to detail and the ability to spot errors and inconsistencies.
Proactive in identifying issues in assigned areas of responsibility.
Experience and interest in the disruption of traditional methods of legal delivery.
Interest and knowledge of technology industry.
IT literate, with working knowledge of Word and Excel.
Internal Number: TEK008059
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