CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Contract Manager in Houston, Texas
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Category: Legal Affairs
City: Houston, Texas, United States
Position ID: J0221-1639
Employment Type: Full Time
CGI is seeking an experienced IT Contracts Management professional to assume contract management responsibilities for commercial contracts within one or more of CGI’s US business units.
The contracts manager will have a high degree of autonomy within assigned areas and will coordinate workload and accomplishments with the Director of Contracts.
The contracts manager will apply a strong understanding of legal concepts to a full range of high-end IT service engagements including agile and other software development projects, hosting/cloud service offerings, reseller agreements and software license/maintenance arrangements. The individual will need to be able to shift support between various clients and contracts as the need arises to accommodate dynamic priorities. Strategic and tactical proposal support is a significant part of this role.
FUTURE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The position requires the individual to collaborate with business pursuit teams to review requests for proposals (RFPs) and provide contract risk assessments, strategic advice and agreement exceptions / redlines as part of the proposal process. The individual will also provide careful and logical review of all forms of contractual agreements, including master services agreements, license agreements, SaaS agreements, teaming and subcontractor agreements, etc. and draft necessary contract changes to align with CGI’s contracting frameworks and best practices. The individual will assist internal clients in developing negotiation and risk mitigation strategies as part of proposal development, during contract execution and throughout the contract lifecycle. The individual must be able to independently lead contract negotiations and provide value added support to legal counsel as needed for certain large or complex transactions. The successful candidate will have collaborative and regular interaction with applicable members of the business unit leadership team, sales and delivery managers, internal legal counsel as well as other internal core services groups necessary to achieve comprehensive contract review and risk assessment (security, privacy, tax, insurance, etc.)
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE
• 12+ years of commercial contract management experience;
• Solid working knowledge of IT contracting with a focus on legal terms and conditions (e.g., indemnification, intellectual property rights, software licensing terms, etc);
• Ability to work through legal and business issues in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment with a proactive focus on risk mitigation;
•Negotiation experience with a pragmatic, flexible negotiation style;
• Must be detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities;
• Must display excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills;
• Knowledge of Microsoft applications to include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
Est. Salary Range (Colorado Only): $138,000-$150,000*
*Disclaimer: In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, effective January 1, 2021, a good faith hourly or base salary range must be posted for all positions where the work may be performed in the state of Colorado. Therefore, this good faith salary range will only apply where this described position will be performed in the state, and should not be considered the compensation range in other locations or for other positions.
At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:
• Competitive base salaries
• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category
• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members
• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans
• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment;
• Back-up child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more
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