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Legal Contracts Manager, Technology

Company: BCW Global
Location: New York
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:


Legal Contracts Manager, Technology

New York, NY

What does it mean to be part of BCW and the WPP network? It means being a part of a global, multi-faceted, multi-talented creative engine, with access to countless places you can grow.

As the global communications agency built to #movepeople , BCW guides client partners to powerful, culturally relevant ideas, programs and messages that inspire their key stakeholders to think differently, feel deeply and act urgently.

BCW's commitment to moving people starts with our employees. Here you'll find ways to ignite your growth while doing meaningful work for exceptional clients in an environment that prioritizes your success, compels collaboration and celebrates learning. We're committed to moving our people forward in their careers and helping them grow as people and professionals.

We wholly believe that creating truly inclusive and innovative solutions is critical to our success, so Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (I.D.E.A.) are embedded into everything we do for our people, agency, clients and the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from talent across all dimensions of race/ethnicity and the LGBTQIA+, differently abled and veteran communities.

And while there is no one kind of BCW person, everyone at BCW has something in common: A mindset , a way of responding to challenges with openness , curiosity and a commitment to learning . BCW will feed that drive by rewarding courageous tenacity and nurturing your dynamic career.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced Contracts Manager to lead the preparation, negotiation and analysis of client and vendor agreements for BCW's Technology Practice. He/she will work closely with the respective finance directors, professional staff, client staff, and Legal Department team members.

What you'll do as you move with us:
Draft legal documents such as NDA's, Letters of Engagement, Terms & Conditions, Subcontractor and other 3rd Party agreements.
Analyze client or vendor drafted legal documents to determine if clauses are in compliance with BCW/WPP policies; make appropriate redlines. If contractual language is not addressed in the WPP A-Z Toolbox, consult with Global Chief Legal Operations Officer.
Review of client and/or vendor requested edits to prepared documents; promptly advise team lead of necessary changes and/or issues.
Negotiation of contractual terms on a deal-by-deal basis.
Ensure Sarbanes Oxley compliance with respect to all critical clauses in legal documents and contract administration guidelines, processes and procedures.
Interface with key internal personnel to establish work schedules and departmental priorities. Provide updates and project status on a routine basis.
Liaison with financial operations with respect to Purchase Order Terms & Conditions, vendor and client billing/payment issues.
Liaison with WPP insurance advisory representatives with respect to contractual requirements and certificates of insurance.
Conduct contractual research with respect to any legal matter, as applicable.
Collaborate with contract team members with respect to term expirations, potential renewals and anniversary dates. Notify business units accordingly.
In addition, the Contracts Manager may be requested to perform related departmental functions on an as needed basis.

Experience that contributes to your success:
Legal and technology industry background with work experience in a corporate setting and/or law firm (minimum 7-10 years)
Bachelor's degree or higher, CCCM certification; JD a plus
Must have excellent interpersonal skills
Must demonstrate a high regard for the value of teamwork
Negotiation skills with ability to influence both internal and external clients
Must be proficient in use of computer programs, databases and MS Office Suite
Must consistently maintain a high level of accuracy with regard to all work projects
Must have a willingness to stay current in area of expertise and continue to learn
Public relations work experience a plus

More about BCW:

BCW is the global communications agency built to move people. BCW partners with clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, healthcare, public affairs, purpose and technology sectors to set strategic direction for all communications and create powerful and unexpected ideas that earn attention. Through an "Earned-Plus" offer - earned media plus paid media, creative technology, data, AI and an expanding suite of innovative capabilities - BCW moves people with power and precision to move its clients forward. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company. For more information, visit

BCW Mission:

Organizations and industries are evolving at a rapid pace while operating in increasingly complex, connected stakeholder ecosystems. To grow and thrive in this environment, our clients need to engage colleagues, consumers, customers and other key constituents who are more diverse, elusive and over-stimulated than ever before. They have to move people - all kinds of people - to think differently, feel deeply and act urgently.

We move people with power and precision to move our clients forward. Join us in #MovingPeople.

BCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MF/Disability/Vet, and we are proud of our diverse workforce.

Our organization participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.

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