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Contracts Manager - Legal


About this role: 

As a Contracts Manager in our legal division, you`ll be responsible for reviewing and negotiating Sales (Consulting, Research and Conferences) and Vendor contracts in Japan; this includes interfacing with Gartner’s Consulting and Sales, Legal and Finance, and other organizations to ensure country-level compliance, alignment with internal policies, and other legal requirements.

What you’ll do:

  • Support Consulting and Sales associates in commercial and public sector Client negotiations, across all forms of solicitations for Gartner e.g. RFP
  • Drafting, preparing, communicating and negotiating exceptions to proposed contract terms within Corporate policies, where applicable, and assisting ancillary information requests related to contractual and business matters
  • Reviewing and negotiating procurement and conference operation contracts for Gartner Conferences
  • Manage Gartner’s contracts and contractual relationships within Japan
  • Understand and communicate contractual requirements to internal stakeholders, including data capture of negotiated clauses
  • Work closely with other Consulting and Sales support functions, such as Gartner’s  Risk Management, Deal Desk, Order Management, and Deal Hub Teams
  • Conduct “issue-specific” and “new hire” training for Consulting/Sales/Conferences and other teams, as applicable.  As a member of the worldwide Legal and Compliance Team, help ensure effective communication to corporate legal, ensuring visibility into regional legal and risk matters
  • Liaison with local law firms
  • Collaborate with the Information Security team and review the client’s information security documents or answer the questionnaires
  • Provide advice to privacy related inquiries from associates; assist renewal of privacy related qualification
  • Update and maintain contract templates and policies; prepare and update written policies, guidelines, playbooks and procedures in both English and Japanese for the business units and the legal team
  • Proofread the English and Japanese translated documents
  • Manage implementation of new technology for contract management

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor`s degree (law preferred)
  • Native-level Japanese and business-level English language ability
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Detailed knowledge of contract law
  • Experience working for a multinational enterprise – ideally within an IT organization.
  • Strong ability to influence others
  • Excellent MS Office capabilities, including experience in analyzing data (Excel or other data analytics tools)
  • Ability to develop and facilitate effective legal related processes and training programs to drive awareness
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively
  • Mindset to thrive in a fast-paced environment where there is a constant sense of urgency
  • Experience in negotiation involving intellectual property and Privacy/Data Protection
  • Proficiency in adapting to new systems and technologies, creating reports, working with data


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