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Contract Manager - Accuity - Evanston/Chicago

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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 organisations
  • 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/.




·         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 standardization in key negotiation clauses to provide approved “library” of business responses for frequently negotiated points.

·         Manage quality of inputs into the Contract Lifecycle Management tool.

·         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 minimization of contract cycle times.


The role will report into the Director of Contract Management.




·         A Bachelor’s degree in law or other related field from an accredited college is required. 

·         5 + years professional experience in contract management or related legal support functions, 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:



Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services 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 Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.




RBI General Benefits Package

- 401k match of 5%
- 18 Days Holiday
- Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year 
- Benefits start upon hire date
- Excellent OTE & Competitive Salaries



RBI is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact jobs@rbi.co.uk . EEO is the LawEEO is the Law Supplement

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