Contracts Manager/Specialist
Denver, Colorado, United States

About the opportunity

Contentful is an innovative, high-growth, customer-focused company in a large and growing market. If you are a collaborative, energetic, self-managed professional with deep experience negotiating commercial contracts in a fast-paced environment, we would love to hear from you!

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the development of the legal department at Contentful as we ramp to support Contentful’s rapidly expanding business. A significant part of the job will consist of reviewing, negotiating, and drafting agreements for sales and procurement transactions and supporting Contentful’s worldwide sales, services, partner alliances, and support organizations. This individual must be a self-motivated team player with the ability to take a leadership role in identifying and resolving legal issues, drafting and negotiating contracts, and balancing legal and business concerns. Experience with issues pertaining to SaaS, data privacy, and cloud computing, including sales and support of products, development, IP, commercial law, and revenue recognition is required. Candidates should work well in a fast-paced, challenging environment as part of a dynamic team of professionals, and have the ability to communicate effectively in group settings and before senior management.

What to expect?

  • Review, redline, and negotiation of SaaS and on-premises software licenses, master terms and conditions, statements of work, non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, procurement agreements, and various other goods and service agreements, on a day-to-day basis
  • Data privacy matters, including reviews of DPAs, related security exhibits, standard contractual clauses, and similar documents to comply with GDPR/CCPA, and privacy issues, etc
  • Assist with the development and improvement of standard form agreements.
  • Assist with the development and improvement of contract playbooks
  • Providing general support to the legal team to further department and company objectives
  • As bandwidth permits, handle other issues and projects that arise in growing in-house legal departments

What you need to be successful?

  • Strong work ethic, exceptional judgment and uncompromising integrity
  • 5+ years of commercial technology transactions experience, preferably in-house with a successful, high-growth enterprise SaaS company
  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic credentials (Optional: J.D. from an accredited law school or Paralegal certificate)
  • Excellent negotiation skills with large enterprise companies
  • Vendor-facing experience will be essential
  • Knowledge of worldwide data privacy regulations
  • Exceptional organizational, project management, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build strong and deep working relationships with internal stakeholders over multiple geographical locations and in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to understand complex issues and ability to interact with colleagues and present information in a clear and concise manner
  • A practical, proactive, collaborative, and business-focused approach to problem-solving with the ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgement
  • The ability to think and execute both strategically and tactically
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment and alignment with our Contentful values
  • A sense of humor!

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital product
  • Health, vision, dental insurance, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, and a retirement savings plan
  • Commuter benefits to help you get to and from work
  • A flexible time-off policy and paid holidays
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave (after 6 months of employment)
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • We value our employees health and safety. Our teams are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career, with extra days off
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Colorado Salary Statement: The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data/ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD/technology), for example.

Colorado Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000

[This position is eligible for equity awards in accordance with the terms of Contentful’s variable compensation plans.]

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Co-op, Spotify, Bang&Olufson, N26, Swarovski use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 450 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco and distributed around the world.

“Everyone is welcome here” — is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

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