Draft, review, negotiate, execute and implement customer contracts including without limitation RFPs, Non Disclosure Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Statement of Works, IPR related documents and other legal documents pertaining to IT and ITES industry;
Assist in establishing and implementing contractual processes.
Monitoring and Governance of contracts
Mediation and Dispute resolution by recording and monitoring of all claims, disputes, notices etc. with respect to a contract, and collaboration with related teams, for resolution of the same.
Development of guidance notes, work instructions and appropriate check-lists, for consistent application across the lifecycle of all contracts in the region and globally.
The successful candidate will also, from time to time, provide support in relation to more complex legal arrangements relating to other legal affairs of the company.
Complete contracts management. (pre & post closure)
Managing claims and contractual disputes, proposal management.
Driving and fostering innovation, in all stages of contract management.
Handling IT/ITES/System Integration/ Microwave Communication related contracts for outsourcing deals.
Conducting negotiations with clients (in person / telephonic).
Identifying contractual, commercial and operational risks and exposures in the contracts.
Providing inputs/mark-up on contracts to negate contractual, commercial and operational risks and exposures.
Working with internal and external clients to structure, prepare, negotiate and finalize agreements, letters of intent, commercial proposals, etc.
Providing legal support for ongoing contract management related activities.
Working in close co-ordination with external legal counsel.
Participate in discussions with internal stakeholders, external counsels and advisors during the entire contracting process
The position is located in Mumbai and the position will be supporting companys global business..
The successful individual will need to demonstrate a strong ability to:
Prioritise and manage work load effectively, recognising the quick turn-around requirements;
Work independently with minimal supervision and take responsibility.
7 to 10 years post qualification experience specifically in contracts management.
High quality experience in an in-house position or leading Indian law firm, with significant exposure to corporate and commercial work consistent with the Purpose described above.
Strong academic results from a leading Indian (or other) university.
Has been exposed to high profile transactions with pressure of time;
Ability to understand the commercial requirements of a business, particularly an IT and ITES Industry with ability to identify commercial issues and demonstrate judgment in assisting businesses to reach sensible decisions.
Ability to understand commercial implications of matters and when they should be elevated to senior management.
Willing and able to perform some of the more mundane legal tasks, providing guidance, support and input across the spectrum of the legal framework. A broad understanding of how legal issues impact upon a large global organisation is therefore necessary.
Able to effectively manage external lawyers (not just as an administrator).
Excellent command over written and spoken English.
Should be able to articulate the views and effectively interact with senior management and clients.
Advanced drafting, negotiation and risk management skills.
Knows and understands own weaknesses both in terms of knowledge and personal competency and when to use other team members or external resources to fill these gaps
Confident, motivated and a self starter
Able to apply the law in a commercial way
Professional impact impressive and able to work with senior individuals both inside and outside the organisation.
Prepared to challenge where appropriate