Business Contract Analyst

Chicago, Illinois

Job ID: 19936 Industry: Administrative Assistant

Temporary/contract opportunity with potential for hire 

Located in the Chicago, Loop

Negotiable hourly rate 

The role of the Contract Associate will serve as contract drafter and negotiator for contracts with business partners, vendors, suppliers, IT software and service providers and other strategic and tactical contracting efforts for a global provider of warranty solutions and benefits. The Contract Associate position requires solid understanding of business and legal principals to effectively address, by crafting language and articulating rationale for acceptance, rejection or proposal of alternative language to both the provider of services as well as to in house counsel, leadership, and colleagues.   Requires extensive experience in performing these types of duties with business contracts.
Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor' s Degree 
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in business contract drafting and negotiations 
  • Extensive knowledge, experience and proficiency in business contract drafting, and one-off contract construction from scratch
  • Ability to work well independently in producing the work product but to seek advice or guidance from attorneys as appropriate goals    
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills, including the ability to listen effectively, persuasive negotiation skills, and the ability to communicate both strategic and technical issues to individuals and in presentations to groups. Ability to communicate to a diverse audience ranging from senior executives, legal counsel, department managers, and all levels of supplier management;
  • Ability to analyze contracts looking for areas to reduce costs and increase profits.
  • Thorough understanding of business contracting principles;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize according to deadlines and the flexibility to manage multiple objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently towards a deadline;
  • Consistent level of output with focus on detail and accuracy
  • Experience with a contract / document management system
  • Insurance/reinsurance/extended warranty experience is preferred but not required

Stephanie Koprince

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