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Pearson Senior Contracts Manager (Pearson K12 Learning) in Hoboken, New Jersey

Senior Contracts Manager (Pearson K12 Learning)


Company Overview

Pearson K-12 Learning is a global education company delivering award-winning learning solutions for early childhood through high school and more. Our interactive tools and content range from digital and print core curriculums, to supplemental content, intervention programs, and professional services.

Recognized as an industry leader, we serve millions of learners with innovative student-centered curriculums that embrace technology, state and district-level educational standards, personalized learning, and data to inform classroom practices and instruction.

We partner with educators who are equally passionate about learning to help turn today’s classrooms into active workshops and inspire everyone to go further. Our comprehensive solutions are immersive, collaborative, and flexible—delivered online, offline, anytime. Our goal is to deliver the best possible learning experiences so that every student has the chance to succeed.

Together, we’re creating a new era of education that supports our changing world. Learn with us.

Position Overview

We are looking for a Senior Contract Administrator to join our team. Your main duties will be to (i) prepare, negotiate and review various company contracts, including purchases, sales and business partnerships, (ii) work with finance in the risk management area by maintaining and managing our relationships with our insurance companies and brokers and (iii) project manage various projects under the direction of the General Counsel and other attorneys.

The successful candidate in this role will demonstrate a strong attention to detail along with the ability to discover and manage potential risks for our company. This individual should also analyze contracts with an eye toward reducing costs and increasing profits, while ensuring compliance with the law. Our ideal candidate has previous experience managing contracts and is familiar with legal requirements and terms of use.

Ultimately, this individual will ensure all our contracts conform to legal and compliance requirements and meet our company goals.


  • Maintain insurance policies and records;

  • Provide insurance coverage information to the business and maintain employee facing insurance information

  • File and notify insurance companies of claims.

  • Act as liaison with insurance companies for claims process.

  • Project manage projects in the Data Privacy, Litigation, HR, IP and other specialty areas of the law.

  • Work on contract amendments (both customer facing and author/supplier/vendor facing).

  • Negotiate contract terms with internal and external partners.

  • Review and update existing contracts.

  • Prepare commercial contracts, consultant/vendor agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other contracts using approved forms.

  • Interact with members of sales, order entry, procurement and other departments to resolve issues regarding, and appropriately document, non-standard transactions.

  • Negotiate terms and conditions of standard agreements, contractors and other third parties, in conjunction with senior department personnel where necessary.

  • Review customer and/or vendor supplied agreements for compliance with company’s contractual positions and modify as appropriate.

  • Assist in maintaining databases of department's activities.

  • Ensure that employees understand and comply with company contracts and compliance policies.

  • Analyze potential risks involved with specific contract terms.

  • Ensure all deadlines and conditions described on contracts are met.



  • Proven work experience as a Contract Administrator, Contract Manager or relevant role.

  • Knowledge of legal requirements involved with contracts.

  • Familiarity with accounting procedures.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Keen attention to detail, with an ability to spot errors.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work with varying seniority levels, including staff, managers and external partners.

  • BSc degree in Business Administration; additional qualifications in law are a plus.

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-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Legal

Organization: North America Learning Services

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 30, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1914375

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.