1+ months

Vendor Management Contracts Attorney

Seattle, WA 98104

Orrick currently has an opening for a Vendor Management Contracts Attorney in our Global Operations & Innovation Center (GOIC) in Wheeling, WV. Will also consider Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle.

Your Responsibilities: As a Vendor Management Contracts Attorney, you will support the internal firm-wide procurement and vendor management operations. All clients are internal employees from across the firm who will be looking to the attorney for contract guidance and direction.

  • Review, negotiation and processing of moderate to complex contracts of various types for (NDA, SaaS and other cloud services, software, evaluation and pilot agreements, marketing, conference, building lease and security, professional services, including Statements of Work and ordering documents, etc.).
  • Support the Firms efforts in revising current and developing contract templates and Firm guidelines.
  • Assist in the cataloging contracts and monitoring vendor performance.
  • Identify and support training and development needs.
  • Work with Firm internal clients in Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Data Analytics, Procurement, and Operations Departments.

Job Requirements:
  • JD Degree and admission to practice in good standing in a US jurisdiction required.
  • 4-5 years of related experience including proven proficiency in managing contracts containing terms and conditions related to data privacy, information security, AI and machine learning, procurement of computer related components and services (cloud, SaaS, software, hardware and maintenance), acquiring professional services, and general IT procurement is a plus.
  • Must have a strong foundation in contract management, which includes having the ability to draft contract terms and being fluent in contract negotiation as well as being comfortable conducting negotiations with opposing counsel and other vendor representatives from all management and executive levels.
  • Ability to effectively establish and build working relationships with lawyers and staff, and to encourage teamwork, influence others across organization lines, and build consensus in order to exceed departmental standards and Firm objectives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrates a strong customer service orientation towards internal clients; proven ability to interact with all levels of management (both externally and internally), staff and external entities in a highly effective and professional manner.
  • Proficient personal computer skills and knowledge of Firm software including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and familiarity in working with a contract filing database.
  • Ability to manage change within a fast paced, dynamic and progressive organization while maintaining a commitment to the Firm's core values.
  • Ability to exercise sound decision making abilities and good judgment.
  • Excellent project management, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ideal candidates will have a firm understanding of the relationship between contract management and how this relates to procurement processes and policies, purchase order and invoice processing, and order management.
  • Compulsive attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills a must.

Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. Financial Times has selected Orrick as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America from 2016-2018 and named us runner-up in 2019. The American Lawyer gave the firm its first Legal Innovation Award and in 2019 recognized us for Best Use of Technology. For the fifth year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2020 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company.

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, including lots of extra perks like free biometric screenings, paid time to participate in community service activities and the day off for your birthday.

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/Careers.

No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted: 2020-02-27 Expires: 2020-04-12

We focus on serving the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do.

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