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Contract Attorney in Tempe at Elevate

Date Posted: 5/18/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tempe
  • Job Type:
    Legal Services
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/18/2018

Job Description

Help us shape the future.  Elevate Services is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help.  If you are a client-focused professional who wants your creative and innovative ideas to make a difference, Elevate's team of highly regarded legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Role Description

You will be a member of Elevate Managed Contracts Services Team, working closely with in-house legal departments and their internal business clients.  You will provide deal support and also participate on projects to improve of our clients’ contractual infrastructure, workflow, and processes.  You will work independently on assigned matters, but will also work collaboratively with other members of the Elevate team and Elevate service lines, as well as the client in house team.

You Might be the Right Person If you...

  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for a quickly growing company in an expanding new services market 
  • Think legal services should embrace business models and processes to create measurable, cost-effective results
  • Enjoy negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Like working with multinational companies, spanning different markets and industries
  • Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work
  • Are knowledge focused rather than task focused; understand the importance of capturing and re-using information  
  • Work well independently as well as with teams
  • Are the kind of person who can be relied upon to get things done

Specifically, You Will Be...

  • Reviewing contracts and negotiating acceptable alternatives, working from templates and tools that you will help create.
  • Facilitating escalation and resolution of contract issues.
  • Updating or drafting templates, negotiation playbooks, and other contract infrastructure tools.
  • Capturing various pieces of information related to the contracts or matters that you support.
  • Participating in or managing client projects to improve contracting efficiency, cost effectiveness, and knowledge sharing.
  • Creating reports and making presentations to clients and internal colleagues.
  • Participating on task forces that strive to improve how Elevate services its clients and that enable our team to develop and grow

Skills for Success

  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment.
  • Can work effectively from a home office or a remote work environment.
  • Dependable, responsive, and committed to producing high quality work.
  • Flexible, and willing to pitch in on matters and projects to better serve our clients, even if the work falls outside your normal scope of duties.
  • Can act independently, and use good judgment, but also not afraid to ask questions.
  • Excellent writing skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Professionalism in both verbal and written work.
  • High integrity and ethical compass.
  • Excellent listening as well as communication skills and the judgment to know which skill to use in a given setting.
  • Ability to own mistakes and learn from

Technical Skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Products like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Experience with contract management or workflow software tools is a plus

Experience

  • 4-6 of years of legal practice with at least 3 years of experience with commercial transactional support, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, particularly services and supply agreements, software license and SAAS agreements, procurement and other inbound agreements
  • Experience conducting simple to complex legal research and memorandum drafting
  • Excellent track record in previous client support/customer service engagements

Qualifications

  • J.D. from accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one State, preferably California or Arizona

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

At Elevate we live our core values:

We Deliver. We are careful about the commitments we make to our customers and each other. We do what we say we will. 
We Innovate. We celebrate creativity. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask ourselves, and each other how can we improve. 
We Care. We listen to our customers’ needs and help them solve their business problems. Our work is a positive influence on our personal lives and the lives of our families.

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