Stanford University's Procurement Services department seeks a Contracts Advisor who will be responsible for drafting and negotiating IT services agreements to support our University client groups.
Core Job Responsibilities:
Draft, review and negotiate a variety of contracts for software licensing and subscriptions, cloud and platform services, professional/technical services and other types of agreements as needed.
Advise University Information Technology (UIT) team and other client groups on best practices for contractual risk management, alignment on business needs and compliance requirements, and internal processes
Work in a team environment to support and implement strategic Procurement initiatives and process improvement projects
Partner with University information security, privacy, brand management and other stakeholders to ensure agreements are consistent with internal policies and guidelines
Participate in training and development opportunities
Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including software licenses (SaaS, on premise, PaaS, cloud services, etc.) and other vendor/supplier contracts
Advanced degree (JD, MBA, Masters in Supply Chain, etc.) preferred.
Strong business, analytical and organizational skills to appropriately set priorities and triage a heavy workflow
Outstanding communications skills to manage relationships with various clients and stakeholders
Mature and sound judgment to provide timely advice as to potential contractual risks, compliance issues and business needs
Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Stanford University creates a unique experience for a contracts professional. Being a part of the amazing research that goes on at Stanford University is a rewarding career. Knowing that the services you helped to procure eventually become a part of the revolutionary products and services we see in our world today. The scientific discoveries, the breakthrough research and the amazing faculty make Stanford University Procurement a challenging and exciting place to work.
Here are just some of the unique rewards Stanford empowers you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement and opportunities to audit courses of your choice.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
If you are a proactive individual with strong business sense and outstanding communication skills, and would like to grow personally and professionally in a collaborative team environment, please apply for the Contracts Advisor position at Stanford University.
Stanford University's commitment to safely and effectively meet the public health challenge presented by COVID-19 extends to ensuring University employees may work from home, or another off-site location, where determined appropriate, whenever necessary through the end of August 2021. The department will give reasonable notice when employees are expected to return to work at the Redwood City campus.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.