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Pearson Specialist Contract Administration/Management in Bloomington, Minnesota

Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in technology involving computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government, and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

The Sr. Contracts Manager works within the function and with internal and external customers, vendors, and other third parties. The Sr. Contract Manager plays an essential role to the successful execution of the core legal protections needed by NCS Pearson and its Pearson VUE business including the authority to negotiate contracts of significant impact with regulatory and professional clients.

The Sr. Contract Manager is responsible for fulfilling various tasks within the legal team from contract negotiation with regulatory and professional clients, contracts review; issue identification; contract proofreading, legal research, and additional legal projects; monitoring of business practices for legal and contracts compliance. The Sr. Contracts Manager is also responsible for organizing and maintaining signed agreements, associated forms and legal documents, and existing agreements with sponsors, service providers, and consultants.

Responsibilities include:

  • Negotiating and drafting customer contracts including reviewing, issue spotting, reviewing statements of work, amendments, agreements, notices, and other legal documents, and the communications necessary to support the business.

  • Negotiating and drafting contracts with suppliers and Channel partners, reviewing, issue spotting, reviewing statements of work, amendments, agreements, notices, and other legal documents, and the communications necessary to support the business

  • Workflow management and internal communication in support thereof, to include general administrative tasks and scanning

  • Legal document administration

  • Other legal research and special legal projects as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • 2+ years experience negotiating and revising contracts of significant financial impact to a business

  • J.D. preferred


  • Equivalent experience in contract negotiations, administration and contract review

  • Experience in contract administration (issue spotting, contract management, legal support, and contract preparation)

  • Experience with Microsoft Word and other data management software

  • Experience in contracts and other legal documents, letters, and proposals reviewing with regard to legal sufficiency

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of the contract/legal process (scope of agreements; negotiations with clients, implications, use and interaction of various forms and templates; principles of risk and legal compliance)

  • Excellent writing and proof reading skills

  • Great attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain accuracy and precision in drafting contracts

  • Awareness of deadlines and ability to meet or exceed them

  • Effective communication skills

  • Excellent PC skills

  • Effective time management and priority setting skills

  • Strong organizational skills

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


Organization: Corporate Legal

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1597