Contracts Manager (R5562)

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At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

At Elastic, we see endless possibilities in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

Reporting to the company’s Senior Contracts manager, we are hiring a Contracts Manager to join the legal department in this fast growing, truly globally distributed company. This position is ideal for an experienced contract manager who has significant experience in handling licensing and cloud contract negotiations. We will consider candidates located anywhere in the United States.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Negotiate and draft licensing and cloud contracts for Elastic in the Americas and NDAs globally, while working directly with the company's legal and other SMEs and your sales partners.
  • Support the contract administration lifecycle, including responding to and tracking inbound requests, basic review and contracts interpretation, routing requests to team members for response, archiving and maintaining confidentiality of all work material.
  • Enablement Elastic's implementation of its Contracts Lifecycle Management (currently Ironclad) and serve as its primary system administrator.
  • Support the management of forms, playbooks and procedures in support of Customer contract initiatives.
  • Do you thrive in a collaborative environment? This role will collaborate with team members across the global Commercial Legal function and other functions including Product Legal, Marketing, Legal Operations, Deal Desk, Sales Operations, and others to help Elastic accelerate our business as smoothly and responsibly as possible.

What You Bring Along

  • You have between 5 - 7 years of experience in an in-house legal department, handling contract drafting and closure, administration and management of contracts, or other relevant experience.
  • You have excellent ethical judgment, are able to balance competing demands on your time, independently function in a dynamic environment, and can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility, patience and humor.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Ironclad or similar contracts management system.
  • Prior experience using some of or all the following technology applications: Microsoft Word, and Docusign.
  • Prior experience using Salesforce is helpful.
  • Self-starting, proactive, driven, adaptable person who can, with poise and patience, prioritize and manage multiple projects and recalibrate advice in view of shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently deliver outstanding, thoughtful, user-experience focused results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Prior experience working in high-growth companies is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate and function well in a team environment.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email candidate_accessibility@elastic.co We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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