The Corporate Attorney position administers, extends, and negotiates company contracts. This role will include drafting of proposed agreements, gathering supporting documentation for contract terms, contract administration and analysis. The Corporate Attorney will collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure accurate capture of contract terms and conditions. This position will document the negotiated contract pricing, terms and conditions including the business strategy, and other relevant contract information into TNW’s contract database, ensure compliance with company policies, ensure timely renewals/renegotiations, and provide required reporting for compliance.
The Corporate Attorney must be a multi-tasker with excellent organizational and communication skills. The detail-oriented individual will ensure contracts have been fulfilled and completed through the closeout process. The job requires communication between multiple departments and must be able to communicate well with external customers.
Reports directly to: VP, Finance Reporting
Location: TNW Corporate Office in Dallas, Texas
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Education and Experience:
• Juris Doctor degree from accredited law school • Must be licensed in the State of Texas • At least 2 years experience in a corporate law practice or commercial in-house legal setting • Significant experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements Licenses and
Current driver’s license with clear driving record and no restrictions
Skills and Attributes: • Exceptional judgment and range. Will need to excel at quickly analyzing complex legal and business issues in a wide variety of substantive areas • Highly organized, self-motivated, and self-directed. Able to work efficiently, under pressure, with varying degrees of supervision, and manage projects with competing deadlines in a dynamic environment • Outstanding analytical, advocacy, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to advise and influence senior executives and professionals • Superior writing and oral communication skills, adaptive to and effective for different audiences • Maintain confidentiality and exercise a high standard of judgment and discretion • Ability to navigate multiple technology systems • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and passion for managing projects to a timely conclusion • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, creating spreadsheets and presentations
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Draft, review and negotiate sales and purchase contracts and other commercial contracts. Make timely and appropriate decisions and assess legal implications of business alternatives. • Gain comprehensive knowledge of the Company and its activities, values, and philosophies. Identify and evaluate alternatives and recommend courses of action to internal clients. • Provide value-added legal services with respect to increasingly complex legal matters and draft legal documents and memoranda without oversight. Manage, collaborate with, and effectively utilize internal and external counsel resources relating to all areas of the Company's activities. • Maintain database of contract information for internal use and reference, to include point of contact information, contract value, expiration dates, special terms and conditions ensuring that authorized personnel can access the terms and conditions of relevant contracts • Primary administrator for the contract system, tracking contracts and contract approvals / executions and creating / generating reports on contracts • Responsible for data integrity of central contract database • Maintain contract files to ensure compliance with requirements, administration of supplier files, certificates of insurance, amendments, letters, and other contractual documents • Ensure all significant contract changes are formally reviewed and approved by management • Support all related standard processes and procedures • Track all correspondence and authorizations to maintain detailed and accurate files • Provide reporting on contract activity and compliance, as requested • Promote professionalism, positive corporate image, and enthusiasm when dealing with internal and external customers • Work effectively in a team environment, communicate with other employees, develop computer skills, and promote a positive work ethic •
Other duties as assigned
Availability: • This is a full-time position. • Requires commitment to irregular work hours in support of the success of a 24/7 operation. • Infrequent travel may be required. • This position requires no supervisory responsibility.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: • Normal working conditions for this position are in both an office and field setting. • Good hearing and vision required. • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time. • Must be able to walk, stand, bend, stoop, and twist to retrieve files, ledgers, and record books. • Must be able to regularly lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds with assistance. • The employee regularly works inside a well-lighted, climate-controlled office and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, printers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: • Safety equipment and personal protective equipment must be worn when and where needed. • Willing to submit to background verification and pre-employment drug test
TNW Corporation and its holdings are Equal Opportunity Employers. The duties, responsibilities and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position.
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