Senior Contracts Manager (R7631)


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Reporting to the company’s most Senior Contracts Manager, we are hiring a Senior Contracts Manager (5 to 7 years proven experience) to join the legal department in this fast growing, truly globally distributed company. This position is ideal for a contracts manager who has significant experience in drafting and closing technology licensing, cloud and services agreements. In line with our distributed way of work, we will consider candidates located anywhere in the United States and Canada.

What You Will Be Doing

This role involves drafting and negotiating software, services, and cloud contracts to closure while working directly with legal colleagues and sales partners. Duties include supporting the contract administration lifecycle, including responding to and inbound requests, contract review and interpretation, routing requests to team members for response, signatures, and archiving, and maintaining confidentiality of work material. There are opportunities to get involved in our implementation of Elastic's Contracts Lifecycle Management and serve as its primary system administrator. In addition, our contract managers maintain and enhance our forms, playbooks, and procedures in support of customer contract initiatives.

Do you enjoy working in a dynamic company with a highly collaborative distributed team? This role will collaborate with team members across the global Commercial Legal function and other functions like Product Legal, Marketing, Legal Operations, Deal Desk, and Sales Operations to accelerate our business.

What You Bring

    • A proven track record of success in an in-house legal department, handling contract drafting and closure, as well as administration and management of contracts.
    • Ethical judgment with the ability to function independently, excellent written and oral communication skills, and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, DocuSign, and Salesforce, as well as Ironclad or similar contracts management systems.
    • Self-starting, proactive, motivated, adaptable person who can, with flexibility, perseverance and humor, prioritize and handle multiple projects and recalibrate advice in view of shifting priorities.
    • Prior experience working in high-growth companies is a plus.
    • Proficiency in Spanish a plus; proficiency in public sector contracting a plus.

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$106,900$169,100 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$128,200$202,700 USD

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
  • Increase your impact - We match up to $2000 (or local currency equivalent) for financial donations and service
  • 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.

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