Cognizant has an immediate opening for a corporate counsel to join its commercial contracting team to support the contracting needs of Cognizant's newly acquired entities .The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-10 years combined experience in a top law firm or in-house legal department. The candidate must have deep experience contracting with clients and vendors (including software, hardware, and service vendors) on broad variety of inbound and outbound technology and commercial transactions, including professional services, resell, licensing, teaming, and alliance deals.
The ideal candidate will also have experience with M&A, post-close integrations and possess the ability to work quickly in a fast-paced and global environment to draft, negotiate, and manage complex contracts with autonomy. The candidate should possess excellent communication and organizational skills and should have prior experiencing managing demanding timelines from multiple business stakeholders. The successful candidate will work directly with business account team members, corporate development, client partners, and a broad variety of internal stakeholders to ensure recently acquired entities are successfully integrated into Cognizant's commercial contracting function.
Job responsibilities will include:
Performing due diligence on material contracts.
Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating vendor and client contracts.
Reviewing, analyzing, and opining on risk associated with existing contracts of recently-acquired entities.
Advising new business teams on Cognizant's contracting policies and processes.
Helping newly-acquired entities perform under existing Cognizant contracts.
Working as part of a cross-functional team to help newly-acquired entities integrate smoothly into Cognizant.
Analyzing and assessing business processes, spotting issues, flagging risk, and proposing solutions.
Driving processes and efficiencies across the Corporate Development and commercial contract teams.
Job Location : Texas, United States || Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Employee Status : Full Time Employee
Shift : Day Job
Travel : No
Job Posting : Oct 21 2020
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