7 to 10 years post qualification experience specifically in contracts management
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.
Able to effectively manage external lawyers (not just as an administrator).