Procurement Counsel/Attorney

  • Location: Chicago (remote-hybrid)
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #498

POSITION: Procurement Counsel / Attorney (remote-hybrid)

 

COMPENSATION: Base salary up to $200K plus generous performance-based bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K w/match; Gym membership perks, Life Insurance, all firm amenities, exceptional culture, prestigious firm with historical stability, security and career growth. Noted as one of the most desired law firms to work for globally.

 

LOCATION: Chicago, IL (remote-hybrid)

 

THE ORGANIZATION: Top Ranking International AM Law Firm

 

OVERVIEW:  You will be part of a dynamic and high-caliber team dedicated to contract creation, review, revision and negotiation. This Procurement Counsel/Attorney works closely with the Firm’s partners, General Counsel and staff to ensure risk mitigation and compliance with the Firm’s policies. You will work closely alongside a global team of talented attorneys and firm personnel who share a passion for doing exceptional work.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand and execute all phases contract creation, review and negotiation, especially concerning the Firm’s relationship with its key vendors

  • Assist with interpretation of contractual agreements and changes to key Firm stakeholders

  • Provide guidance on the corporate and legal issues that may arise with contract negotiations and revisions

  • Keep apprised of key changes and best practices within the legal contracts space

  • Work closely with practice group and department leaders to ensure that changes to vendor contracts are in accordance with Firm policies and procedures

  • Suggest improvements to the contract lifecycle process and management

REQUIREMENTS

  • JD degree for an accredited law school 

  • 7+ years of legal contract review experience, with experience in a law firm or corporate legal department preferred

  • Proven ability to facilitate and lead with all stages of contract creation, negotiation and review

  • Active bar license in Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, DC and/or California

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to remain calm and function under pressure

  • Ability to communicate effectively, dispassionately and diplomatically

  • Must have advanced proficiency working in MS Word

  • Ability to collaborate smoothly with many other people and departments

  • Ability to be proactive, organize/prioritize work and perform multiple tasks simultaneously