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Senior Contract Specialist

Posted Apr 19
Sussex, Wisconsin

As a global marketing experience company, Quad’s goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven integrated marketing and manufacturing platform to streamline solutions for our clients, reduce friction and enhance their marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich legacy by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and to take charge of their own success. Whether an operator, sales rep, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best— for ourselves and our clients. At our core, we’re a company that believes we can always create a better way.

The Senior Contract Specialist will draft, negotiate and manage the completion of complex, strategic and growth area contracts between Quad and its clients, as well as provide guidance to Contract Specialists performing similar tasks. In this position, the Senior Contract Specialist will interface directly with clients as well as various internal teams to execute contracts that enable Quad’s growth, mitigate risk and support Quad’s strategic objectives.

This position reports directly to the Director of Client Contracts.

_This position is located onsite in office at our Corporate Headquarters in Sussex, WI.

_ Key Responsibilities


Responsibilities Of This Position Will Include

  • Draft, review, and lead negotiations to complete standard and complex and strategic sell-side contracts, including statements of work, master agreements, and incentive agreements,, engaging relevant stakeholders as necessary.
  • Ensure contract quality and effectiveness by collaborating with internal client-facing departments (e.g., Sales, Sales Administration, Business Units, etc.) to understand critical business objectives.
  • Identify and mitigate contractual risk through adherence to corporate policies, company compliance and financial controls, and the application of sound business judgement.
  • Provide support and guidance to Contract Specialists on complex contractual provisions, business issues, and negotiation strategies.
  • Support process improvement and strategic department initiatives.

Job Requirements

_Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis

_ Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school with a preference for a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an Accredited Law School.
  • At least 8 years of experience drafting, editing, and negotiating different types of contracts, including master services agreements, statements of work, software as a service (Saas), and product agreements.
  • Experience working with data protection agreements (DPAs).
  • Prefer a background that includes working in the marketing experience industry.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must possess a high level of integrity and trust.
  • Strong background in negotiating complex and strategic commercial arrangements.
  • Ability to quickly grasp Company’s product and service offerings, strategies, business operations and data handling needs in the marketing experience industry.
  • Ability to learn quickly and understand complex legal theories.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with and gain the respect of stakeholders at all levels.

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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