Review, draft, and negotiate major technology contracts (software, hardware, software-as-a-service, cloud, hosting, consulting services, and telecommunications) and other contracts as assigned in support of Veritas IT business stakeholders Globally.
Provide advice and contract interpretation on the provisions of specific agreements as well as legal issues that might impact ITS and the business organizations.
Secure proper approval on nonstandard legal, financial, information security, technical and business issues raised in contract documents.
Review, analyze, and redline standard Veritas contracts and vendor agreements.
Participate on departmental and cross-functional teams focused on continuous process improvement.
Assure conformity and consistency in application of Veritas procurement, legal, and security policies and practices.
Monitor compliance with existing contractual obligations; monitor supplier performance and track cost savings opportunities.
Act as liaison with ITS other internal organizations to ensure timely processing and dissemination of relevant contractual information.
Development and management of RFI / RFQ / RFP’s as required by business process owners and as directed by Category Managers for all spend areas across the Americas / EMEA.
Able to establish and negotiate cost effective multi-site purchase agreements
Supporting and guiding the operational buying team as required
Supporting category managers with spend data analytics and development of Category plans, including ad hoc projects that may require immediate attention.
Interacting with vendors and customers for day-to-day activities under Category Manager direction
Reviewing contract / terms and conditions redlines from suppliers and through use of playbooks negotiate or escalate to category managers and legal.
Ensure contract database is kept up to date with all signed agreements uploaded, and all data fields completed.
Actioning contract renewals.
Other duties as assigned.
Role competencies required:
Business/ Legal Knowledge. The individual will have direct work experience which provides an understanding of most relevant contracting principles and experience applying this knowledge to contracting activities.
Contracting Practices. The individual will be familiar with general contracting practices.
Communication and Influence. The individual will have strong communication skills, including the ability to professionally and concisely communicate (in writing and verbally) complex legal and business issues with senior staff both inside and outside the company.
Critical Thinking. The individual will have a track record of conducting careful and thoughtful analysis of complex technology agreements and the ability to weigh and articulate the risk and reward of various scenarios.
Organizational Abilities. The individual will have well developed organizational and prioritization abilities allowing for the smooth and simultaneous management of multiple projects with complex and demanding deadlines.
Adaptability. The individual will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate the ability to successfully manage frequent changes in priorities, deadlines, and workload.
Relationship Management. The individual will have successfully operated in a team setting and been able to foster strong relationships with coworkers, suppliers, customers and other department members within Veritas.