EY EY Law-Contract Lifecyle Management- Manager in Chicago, Illinois
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EY Law – Contract Lifecycle Management – Manager: Primary location for this role is in IL
Legal departments are facing significant pressure to demonstrate greater efficiencies and value. New regulations, technologies and events are prompting legal departments to explore new ways to optimize their functions, reduce costs and provide value to the overall organization. Legal managed services is one of the fastest growing segments of the legal services market, estimated to be worth over USD3bn. The investment in legal managed services is at the center of the growth strategy for EY Law. As a Manager, you’ll be at the heart of that goal. It’s a role with far-reaching implications, so you’ll be working with stakeholders across industries with some of the most innovative tools available.
We currently have a career opportunity for a Manager in our EY Law practice. Our Legal Managed Services - Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) team works with clients to improve the performance of the legal function and add value to the overall organization. CLM serves high-profile, national and multinational clients across the globe. We have a large, national practice that is assembling into project teams working with clients on often full time, multi-month projects. We are a growing, dynamic practice with excellent opportunities for career development.
The EY CLM team is focused on helping clients improve how they operate their legal function. Many client professionals are never trained on building effective legal departments and rely on groups like LFC to bring best-in-class ideas and provide the insight and experience on how to implement these ideas. Nearly all our projects are carried out in a teaming environment at client sites with client personnel often fully involved. Our LFC team is dedicated to helping companies assess the complexities of delivering value and managing risk in their corporate legal functions through the improvement of people, process and technology. Team members serve as business advisors and assist clients in transforming their legal processes from analysis phase to full implementation.
At EY, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.
Major areas where the group provides assistance include:
Review, redlining, and negotiation of broad range of transactional contracts including procurement and sale of services, technology, data, content and products, within or outside of the supply chain.
Collaborate with client stakeholders to mitigate identified risks in the contract language being negotiated and ensure the commercial objectives are fulfilled within the stipulated timeframe
Communicate independently with the client’s business and legal stakeholders with a view of building/strengthening relationship
Understand and work within client specific processes and negotiation strategies.
Work with a team to ensure service delivery in accordance with the agreed project scope, ensuring overall client satisfaction and compliance with SLAs, and actively identifying client needs and ways to fulfill those needs
Contribute to, and lead regular communication forums involving internal and external stakeholders
Be the point of escalation for the project team to address both technical and people management issues
Create executive summaries of executed contracts to enable client business teams’ understanding of risk and compliance with positions
Work to understand, implement and facilitate use of Contract Management technologies appropriate to client needs.
Innovate and improve upon current processes and techniques including in relation to workflow, time and knowledge management.
Facilitate reporting via daily/weekly/monthly metrics packs to internal and external project stakeholders, possibly members of senior management
To qualify, candidates must have:
Licensed Attorney with 2 to 6 years of experience in a law firm or in-house with a large multinational corporation
Ability to work with different contract structures and strong issue spotting ability
Contract negotiation experience handling volumes across a variety of transactions on both the buy and sell side
Strong communication, writing and inter-personal skills at all levels, including presentation skills, both formal and informal
Familiarity working with technology and willingness to keep abreast of the changing environment
Highly responsive to the needs of both internal (including reporting managers, other project managers and team members) as well as external clients
Strong relationship and people leadership skills – be a team player, facilitate encourage different points of view and effectively manage any associated conflict
High energy, self-starter, ability to work independently, analytical, quick learner, organized, flexible to change and drives results
Strong problem solving, analytical, and project management skills are desirable
What we look for
We seek candidates with strong legal function knowledge, demonstrated ability to team with and motivate others, and demonstrated ability to build meaningful and influential relationships with clients and colleagues.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, unlimited paid time off plus 19 observed holidays, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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What we offer
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $119,900 to $219,800. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $143,900 to $249,800. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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