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Job#: 104259
Positions: 1
Posted: 09/27/2010
Job Type: Full Time
Location: US-TX-Austin
Department: Finance
Category: Finance/Accounting
Salary: Salary
Benefits: Benefits
Exempt: no
Contact: Heather James
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Job Description

Directs the contracting process and activities, including the negotiation, interpretation, and administration of all sales agreements between the Company and its clients, in order to successfully close sales transactions that provide maximum bookings and profit to the Company while minimizing legal and operational risks.


  • Leads and manages the activities of the contracting function, ensuring that the company’s interests and corporate objectives are served
  • Negotiates and manages others in negotiating client contracts
  • Prepares and communicates information regarding contract status, risk, compliance,
  • modifications, deviations, negotiations, and completion or termination. Ensures that contract risk profiles or ratings are provided for all contracts
  • Reviews and analyzes complex business issues to determine recommendations for commercial positions to senior management
  • In the course of conducting and managing contract negotiations interacts with midrange and executive level management representing clients from a cross section of client departments including clinical, information systems, legal and finance
  • Works with the Sales department to prioritize and facilitate timely resolution of client contract issues
  • Coordinates resolution of residual contract issues within the company post contract execution
  • Performs other duties or responsibilities as assigned by management

  • Thorough understanding of applicable contract law and related contract issues and trends
  • Proven negotiating techniques and skills
  • Effective leadership skills with a proven team-building work style in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong business decision-making skills
  • Excellent administrative management, interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Must be a visionary, customer service oriented and a flexible team player with high energy
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues – excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels and departments within the company and with clients
  • Solid understanding of software licensing practices including related contractual terms
  • Advanced computer literacy 


  • College degree in Business or a related field. MBA preferred
  • 12 or more years of contract administration experience
  • Contracting experience within the software, legal or healthcare fields strongly preferred
  • 5 or more years of management experience
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