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Director of Contracts

Fidelity Investments
Posted Jul 09
Full Time
Boston, Massachusetts


Job Description

Director of Contracts - Stock Plan Services


In this role you will provide counsel to Fidelity Workplace Services, taking ownership for the negotiation of diverse types of service and transactional documents with our equity compensation and retirement plan sponsor clients. You will work with a dynamic and collaborative team of highly skilled professionals in Sales, Relationship Management, Operations, Finance, Product Management, Compliance, Finance and Corporate Legal to reach desired business goals of Fidelity, while mitigating risk.

The Expertise You Have

  • Effective speaking, presentation, and contract drafting, review and negotiations skills
  • Keen knowledge of U.S. securities laws, rules and regulations, and data privacy laws
  • High level interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of shown experience, preferably including brokerage, compliance/legal experience
  • Requires a four (4) year college degree, JD strongly preferred
  • Law firm or equivalent experience preferred

The Skills You Bring

  • Sound tactical thinking skills, excellent judgment, and decision-making skills
  • Professional maturity, confidence, presence, and initiative
  • Sharp oral and written communication skills, in particular the ability to simplify complex contract issues for straightforward, practical analysis and resolution
  • Collaborative approach in forging pragmatic, creative solutions and building consensus across a variety of contract issues in a dynamic environment
  • Curiosity about developing skills to provide contract support to other WI Service lines in the employee benefits space

The Value You Deliver

  • You will be a critical member of the WI Contract Team
  • You will collaborate with a small team of contract attorneys in the United States and United Kingdom to support Fidelity’s goals of retaining and acquiring new equity compensation clients.
  • You will effectively lead to completion the drafting, negotiation, and execution of a range of agreements, including NDA’s, services agreements, data privacy agreements and other documentation on behalf of Fidelity
  • You will serve as the face of Fidelity in contract discussions with clients and provide one of the first customer experiences for prospective clients
  • You will use your analytic and creativity skills to find compromise in opposing perspectives that satisfy the clients’ needs while protecting Fidelity
  • You will build cross-company relationships and work closely with a team of professionals to deliver outstanding service to our business
  • You will assist in supporting certain administrative functions such as reporting, contract process/retention management, etc.
  • You will stay primed, and be a trusted advisor on, legal and regulatory changes that impact Fidelity's provision of equity compensation services
  • You will serve as a reliable subject matter authority for contractual issues and questions from business partners.

The Team

We are an organization of professionals who have charge over the contractual legal, risk and business framework for client service agreements with our Stock Plan Services clients. We are client-facing associates who collaborate with internal business partners and external clients in all phases of the contracting process. We strive to build strong client relationships for one of the most dynamic businesses of Fidelity.

Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are passionate about making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want! We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associate for their unique perspectives and experiences. For information about working at Fidelity, visit Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to complete the application or interview process. Please email us at or call 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2 if you would like to request an accommodation.


Company Overview

Fidelity Investments is a privately held company with a mission to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients’ money.

Join Us

At Fidelity, you’ll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples’ lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, we have been recognized by our employees as a top 10 Best Place to Work in 2024. And you don’t need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity—we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you’ve always imagined.

Fidelity's working model blends the best of working offsite with maximizing time together in person to meet associate and business needs. Currently, most hybrid roles require associates to work onsite all business days of one assigned week per four-week period (beginning in September 2024, the requirement will be two full assigned weeks).

At Fidelity, we value honesty, integrity, and the safety of our associates and customers within a heavily regulated industry . Certain roles may require candidates to go through a preliminary credit check during the screening process. Candidates who are presented with a Fidelity offer will need to go through a background investigation, detailed in this document, and may be asked to provide additional documentation as requested. This investigation includes but is not limited to a criminal, civil litigations and regulatory review, employment, education, and credit review (role dependent). These investigations will account for 7 years or more of history, depending on the role. Where permitted by federal or state law, Fidelity will also conduct a pre-employment drug screen, which will review for the following substances: Amphetamines, THC (marijuana), cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine.

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Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Accommodation Team by sending an email to