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Contracts Manager

Pax8
Posted Jun 03
Full Time
Pax8 is the leading cloud-based technology marketplace, simplifying the cloud journey for our partners by integrating technology, business intelligence and proactive service to deliver an unparalleled experience. Serving thousands of partners through the indirect sales channel, our mission is to be the world’s favorite place to buy cloud products. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and  high-energy startup organization, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the business. Culture is important to us, and at Pax8, it’s business, and it IS personal. We are passionate, creative and humorously offbeat. We work hard, keep it fun, and expect the best. 
 
We Elev8 each other. We Advoc8 for our partners. We Innov8 continuously. We Celebr8 life.

No matter who you are, Pax8 is a place you can call home. We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect" candidate, so we don’t look for the right "fit" – instead, we look for the add. We encourage you to apply for a role at Pax8 even if you don’t meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment with a diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment. 

We are only as great as our people. And we have great people all over the world. No matter where you live and work, you’re a part of the Pax8 team. This means embracing hybrid- and remote-work whenever possible.  

Position Summary:

The Contracts Manager will be a key member of the company's legal team, focusing on a wide range of commercial contracts and assisting the legal operations function. This person will have an important role in improving the overall operational efficiency of the commercial legal team and expected to identify areas of opportunity for improvements. This role will work closely with the commercial legal team to draft, analyze, negotiate, and complete commercial transactions with the company’s customers, vendors, and strategic partners, including MSAs, DPAs, order forms, procurement, and partnership agreements. This role is expected to propose and develop scalable solutions to improve contracting efficiency through existing lifecycle and must have experience with industry leading tech (Ironclad, Linksquares) as well as native solutions like improved playbooks and guidelines. This role will thrive with strong project management skills, experience working cross-functionally with product, sales, finance, and other counterparts, and are highly organized and self-motivated.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the contracting process from initial discussions through negotiations, contract administration, and contract closure.
  • Prepare, redline, negotiate, and manage commercial contracts including partnership agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, vendor agreements, consulting agreements, statements of work, software licenses, amendments, NDAs, employment-related agreements, and related legal agreements.
  • Review and negotiate contract changes requested by internal teams and vendors to ensure that contract activities are in full compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare initial drafts of agreements based upon contracting standards and unique deal terms or requests.
  • Identify terms and conditions options, and/or carve-out strategies to resolve contract negotiation roadblocks while limiting risk.
  • Manage and respond to requests for information and documents from internal and external parties.
  • Act as the central integration point for a variety of company stakeholders in the contracting process.
  • Administer the legal team’s CLM system.
  • Develop and manage processes for expirations, renewals, terminations, term escalators, and other key recurring events.
  • Identify and help implement process improvements to policies and procedures for the commercial team.
  1. Support special projects, as needed, including research and project management

Ideal Skills, Experience, and Competencies:

  • At least seven (7) years of relevance experience
  • At least three (3) years of experience in a Contracts Analyst/Manager role reviewing, drafting, and negotiating SAAS and technology agreements.
  • Experience with contract lifecycle management systems such as LinkSquares and related software tools such as Salesforce and DocuSign
  • Strong “figure-stuff-out” attitude
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of team members across multiple disciplines in a friendly, growing company
  • Maintains an exceptional attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication
  • Driven to improve yourself and your company
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple ongoing projects
  • Flexible and adaptable – unicorns can be unpredictable
  • Understanding of legal concepts typical of technology transaction documents such as indemnification, limitations on liability, IP protection, data privacy, and confidentiality

Required Education & Certifications:

  • B.A./B.S. in related field or equivalent work experience

Compensation:

  • Qualified candidates can expect a salary beginning at $98,000 or more depending on experience

Expected Closing Date: 6/13/2024

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*Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.

At Pax8 we believe that your Total Rewards should include a benefits package that shows how much we value our greatest assets. All FTE Pax8 people enjoy the following benefits:
  • Non-Commissioned Bonus Plans or Variable Commission
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible, Open Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time Off
  • Extended Leave for Life events
  • RTD Eco Pass (For local Colorado Employees)
  • Career Development Programs
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Employee-led Resource Groups