Pearson Contracts Analyst in Iowa City, Iowa

Contracts Analyst

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This is a working analyst position supporting customer revenue contracts. The Contracts Analyst is responsible for reviewing, drafting, analyzing, editing, and negotiating the contractual needs of the business for sales of products and service offerings. Identifies risk and mitigation strategies, and works as a business partner with all levels of the business to provide responsive, clear, and actionable advice. Research contractual and legal questions and issues; clearly communicate findings and identify risks associated with mitigation options. Interface with all levels of executive leadership and management as well as customers in a fast paced, demanding environment. Escalate legal issues to in-house Counsel as necessary and collaborate on resolution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft andedit contractual documents and assure that contracts contain appropriate terms and conditions. Prepare contracts, advise management of rights and obligations, and provide interpretation of terms and conditions with potential impacts.

  • Negotiate with external entities/assist with negotiations. Follow Pearson legal practices to protect Pearson’s position and work with Pearson business leaders toward satisfactory outcomes.

  • Interface with internal customers including business leaders, functional areas, finance, and accounting to provide contract analysis as needed. Identify business and legal issues and areas of risk. Assure compliance with contracting policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and related experience required.

  • JD or MBA may be useful background for this role, but are not required.

  • Typically requires 1-3 years of contract drafting and negotiating experience in a business or legal setting.

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, general PC skills, and use of techology for communications.

Other Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Must be able to successfully multi-task, be proactive, and be very detailed oriented.

  • Good interpersonal, negotiation, facilitation, time management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication, grammar, writing and editing skills.

  • Presents self in positive and professional manner.

  • Ability to analyze customer requirements in context of the business environment and recognize legal implications.

  • Strong ethics, integrity and values.

  • Demonstrated experience communicating with all levels of management, cross functional teams and customers.

  • Some travel for customer meetings and/or negotiations may be required.

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Legal

Organization: Legal

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 13, 2017