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Contract Manager, Contract Management - 7 Month FTC

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ACCUITY CONTRACT MANAGER– ACCUITY – LONDON – FTC – 5-12 Month Maternity Leave

Job Description

Accuity is part of RBI and the RELX group and offers a suite of innovative solutions for payments and compliance professionals.
Our mission is to protect the invaluable reputations of payments and compliance professionals with a portfolio of regtech solutions—from comprehensive data and innovative software that control risk and compliance, to accurate and flexible tools that optimize payment processes.

We apply our unmatched expertise and experience to devise and deliver the right solution at the right time. It’s how we strengthen our clients’ businesses – whether they’re financial institutions, fintechs, corporations or governments – and prepare them more effectively for what’s to come.

The Accuity portfolio offers industry-leading solutions from the Fircosoft, Bankers Almanac and NRS brands.

Our payments portfolio – Bankers Almanac for Payments – allows our clients to process payments to and from anywhere in the world with confidence with the Bankers Almanac suite of payments solutions, powered by accurate, up-to-date financial institution data and routing information trusted throughout the industry.

Our risk and compliance portfolio includes:
  • Financial crime compliance screening solutions from our Fircosoft brand (for transaction, account and trade screening) that help our clients manage risk and avoid damage to the good names of individuals and organisation
  • Financial counterparty KYC data and tools from our Bankers Almanac for Risk and Compliance that help our clients know who they are dealing with.

Please see our case studies: https://accuity.com/case-studies/.


Accountabilities

  • Work with the legal team and business team members, and in particular sales and technology, to draft or respond to contract proposals, support negotiation and manage contract review and approval processes.
  • Negotiate the terms of standard commercial agreements with existing and prospective customers, vendors and partners.
  • Work with commercial teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the products, services and the documentation requirements to draft and consolidate contracts.
  • Serve as liaison between legal, sales, services, customer and business leadership to manage negotiation responses, contract approvals and related matters.
  • Create and maintain the management and storage of contract templates and agreements.
  • Outline and drive standardisation in key negotiation clauses to provide approved “library” of business responses for frequently negotiated points.
  • Contribute to the Contract Management Strategy involving stakeholder engagement, commercial and contract strategy development, business and strategic objectives.
  • Lead on contract negotiations and strategy including managing risks outside the baseline and managing the obligations to our customers.
  • Managing contract data points and tracking baseline standards against exceptions as well as seeking opportunities in the data.
  • Identify process efficiencies and define solutions for operational effectiveness of legal processes.
  • Focus on the minimisation of contract cycle times.

   

The role will report into the Accuity General Counsel / Legal Business Partner


Qualifications:


  • Common law jurisdiction legal qualification (desirable)
  • LLB, LPC or LLM (desirable).
  • 5 + years professional experience in contract management or related legal support functions.
  • 2+ years of experience in contract negotiation or drafting in the software/services industry.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word.
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex contractual details and their commercial environment.
  • Experience of working in an international environment, preferably in or with a matrixed multi-national organisation.
  • A collaborative attitude, building strong relationships with all stakeholders.
  • A genuine interest in new technologies and innovation.
  • Able to drive projects to a conclusion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills. 
  • Good decision-making ability.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with business unit corporate staff and all external contacts.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong integrity and business ethics.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines, resilient and calm under pressure
  • International and cross border experience would be a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills to navigate a complex multinational organization with multiple stakeholder groups.


About Reed Business Information 


At Reed Business information (RBI), we provide information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX, a leading global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers.

http://www.reedbusiness.com

RBI General Benefits Package:

RBI pays competitive salaries and has a comprehensive set of benefits.

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