Pearson Senior Contract Manager in Bloomington, Minnesota

Senior Contract Manager

Description

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the worlds most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

Working within the function of legal compliance, work closely with other legal professionals in Pearson VUE, internal and external customers, vendors, and other third parties, the Contract Manager plays a role essential to the successful execution of the core legal protections needed by NCS Pearson and its Pearson VUE business including the authority to negotiate contracts of significant impact with regulatory and professional clients.

The Contract Manager is responsible for fulfilling various tasks within the legal team from contract negotiation with regulatory and professional clients, contracts review; issue identification; contract proofreading, additional legal projects; monitoring of business practices for legal and contracts compliance; to management of the contract workflows. The Contract Manager is also responsible for organizing and maintaining signed agreements, associated forms and legal documents, and existing agreements with sponsors, service providers, and consultants.

This position is officed in Bloomington, MN and is not a remote/tele-commute position.

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiating professional and regulatory contracts with clients(including data protection agreements), reviewing, issue spotting, formatting statements of work, amendments, agreements, notices, and other legal documents, and the communications necessary to support their administration

  • Data privacy research and policy management

  • Coordination and support of legal team regarding RFPs, risk management and insurance certificates, and other RFP required documentation

  • Workflow management and internal communication in support thereof, to include general administrative tasks and scanning

  • Legal document administration

  • Will have the opportunity to manage and grow in learning data privacy issues around the world and provide advice in this area of the law as it expands

  • Other special legal projects as assigned

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • 3 years experience negotiating and revising contracts of significant financial impact to a business

  • Experience with data privacy compliance and data privacy program management

  • Bachelor Degree or J.D. preferred

OR

  • Equivalent experience in contract negotiations, administration and contract review

  • Experience with data privacy compliance and data privacy program management

  • Experience in contract administration (issue spotting, contract management, legal support, and contract preparation)

  • Experience with Microsoft Word and other data management software

  • Experience in contracts and other legal documents, letters, and proposals reviewing with regard to legal sufficiency

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of the contract/legal process (scope of agreements; negotiations with clients, implications, use and interaction of various forms and templates; principles of risk and legal compliance)

  • Excellent writing and proof reading skills

  • Great attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain accuracy and precision in drafting contracts

  • Awareness of deadlines and ability to meet or exceed them

  • Effective communication skills

  • Excellent PC skills

  • Effective time management and priority setting skills

  • Strong organizational skills

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Legal

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 3, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1815641

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.