Senior Contract Manager

2018-08-11
Cushman & Wakefield (http://www.cushmanwakefield.com/en/careers)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Chicago
Illinois
United States

Job Title
Senior Contract Manager
Job Description Summary
Reviews, drafts and negotiates certain real-estate related contracts and handles specific tasks in support of internal legal matters. Often works independently or sometimes with the attorney(s) on specific assignments.
Job Description
Responsibilities:
Drafts, reviews and negotiates various agreements related to the operation of C&W?s commercial real estate brokerage and related businesses, including commission agreements, agency agreements, engagement letters, confidentiality agreements and other transactional documents in a high-volume, fast paced environment.
Communicates directly with C&W attorneys, C&W and outside brokers, C&W management, opposing counsel, etc. Makes recommendations to C&W attorneys as to whether documents are ready for execution.
Assists in training C&W Brokers on internal policies and legal service delivery initiatives.
Relies on solid experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs occasional legal research and prepares memoranda.
Tracking and administration of signed agreements.
Performs ad hoc related assignments as requested by supervising attorneys.
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum of three years? contract negotiation and/or previous paralegal or legal assistance experience. Commercial real estate experience in a mid-large law firm or in-house legal department, specializing in commercial real estate is required.
Bachelor?s Degree or Paralegal Certificate/equivalent experience required.
Required Skills:
Strong oral and written skills are required.
Strong organizational and analytical skills are required.
Proficiency in MS Windows (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Must be an independent problem-solver that can execute multiple-tasks simultaneously and remain poised under pressure.
Good judgment and customer-service friendly.
Strong work ethic.
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.