Pearson Contracts Analyst, Temporary in Iowa City, Iowa

Contracts Analyst, Temporary


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 re-examining 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.

Contract Analyst Responsibilities:

20% Draft and edit contractual documents and assure that contracts contain appropriate terms and conditions. Prepare commercial contracts, subcontracts, license agreements and other contractual documents and advise management of rights and obligations and provide interpretation of terms and conditions with potential impacts.

10% 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.

30% Research federal and state regulations, statutes or codes. Research specific contract provisions. Provide analysis and risk assessment as well as mitigation advice associated with these.

20% Review Requests for Proposals, identify areas for negotiation, prepare risk analysis documents, and participate in pre-award activities. Negotiate and influence improved contracting terms for Pearson. Provide pre-planning guidance to team members to ensure RFP/RFQ requirements can be achieved and assist in developing alternate strategies in order to maintain a compliant response/proposal. Communicate proposal/program risk areas, and make recommendations to business leadership (i.e. risk potential, legal/corporate impacts, etc.).

20% Interface with internal customers including program teams, functional areas, Finance and Accounting to provide contract analysis on a wide variety of contracts, including highly complex, high value and non-routine agreements. Identify business and legal issues and areas of risk. Assure compliance with contracting policies and procedures



  • Bachelor’s degree and related experience required.

  • JD or MBA preferred.

Skills/ knowledge/abilities –

  • Typically requires a minimum of 2 years of contract drafting and negotiating experience.

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and general PC skills.

Other Requirements

  • 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.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This person must be able to sit or stand at a personal computer for a reasonable length of time typing and reading.

  • Ability to handle a high volume of work in a short period of time, handle multiple priorities simultaneously and operate in a demanding work environment is important.

  • Reliable attendance and punctuality is critical to successful performance in this role.

  • Please note this is a temporary 3 month non-benefits eligible temporary onsite role. Local Iowa City area candidates only please.

Keywords:Legal Analyst, Contract negotiations, contracts, software, licensing agreements, legal, JD, Iowa City

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: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 13, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1903353

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.