Contract Negotiator

S&P GlobalNew York, New YorkFull TimeOn Site

Job Description

The Team: 

The Contract Negotiator will be a non-attorney member of the S&P Global Market Intelligence legal department.  The SPGMI legal team is comprised of legal and non-legal professionals and supports, among other things, the division’s commercial organization, product development/technology functions and business management/leadership.  The Contract Negotiator position is similar to a Senior Paralegal, Procurement or Legal Contract Specialist position.

The Impact: 

The Contract Negotiator is engaged in the fast-paced area of client and vendor contracting, primarily tasked with negotiating and drafting contracts for SPGMI’s financial information and analytical products and services, such as web-based platforms, data feeds and software. You will provide exceptional customer service by assisting all clients with contract related inquiries that ultimately contribute to the finalization of the sales process.

What’s in it for you: 

The Contract Negotiator will work in a dynamic legal environment and will have the opportunity to apply and develop negotiation and drafting skills, work independently and be part of a team that provides crucial support to the organization.  This is an excellent opportunity for a paralegal to advance their career.


  • Negotiate and draft various contracts such as product licenses, software licenses, trial agreements, confidentiality agreements, assignments and amendments; be well-versed in alternate language and drafting customized contract provisions.

  • Liaise with the commercial and product teams in the contract negotiation process; ensure that sales and business personnel comply with internal policies and procedures.

  • Navigate contracts database and other internal systems to obtain information on SPGMI’s contractual relationships. 

  • Work with management to create efficiencies in the contracting process.

  • Create PowerPoint presentations for meetings and training sessions; conduct training on Contracts to Commercial Team.

  • Participate in and/or lead projects, including due diligence activities related to acquisitions and divestitures.

What We’re Looking For: 

A talented, confident, self-motivated individual who is comfortable working alone, but also enjoys being part of a dynamic, high-performing team.  Someone who pays close attention to detail and is adept at prioritizing and has strong communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of prior paralegal or legal affairs department experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: be people oriented, collegial, and comfortable with frequent client-facing interactions (via e-mail, phone, and in-person).

  • Strong verbal/written communication and business writing abilities.

  • Ease with working independently while escalating issues, as necessary.

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn quickly.

  • Capacity to simultaneously manage multiple priorities. 

  • College degree and at least three years of related experience.

  • Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly.

  • Strong desire to learn, positive attitude; flexible and creative in job execution.

  • Bring an efficient mindset to the function.

  • Strong presentation and training skills; able to tailor communications to the audience-level.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid working knowledge of contract and intellectual property issues.

  • Demonstrates and applies a broad knowledge of field of specialization through successful completion of assignments. 

  • Successfully applies complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • State and Federal contract negotiation experience.


Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $58,300 to $133,100. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on  the benefits we provide to our employees, visit link 


About Company:

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world’s leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you’ll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.  

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