Senior Contracts Negotiator (R8150)


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We are hiring an Indian based Senior Contracts Negotiator  (5 - 7 years proven experience) to join our Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) legal department in this fast-growing, truly globally distributed company. This position is ideal for a professional with significant experience drafting and negotiating technology licensing, cloud and services agreements. Reporting to the Director, Legal, this is primarily a work-from-home position, and we are focusing our search in the Bangalore, India area. 

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 inbound requests, contract review and interpretation, routing requests to team members for response, signatures, and archiving, and maintaining confidentiality of work material. In addition, our contract managers help to 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 record of success in an in-house legal department, handling contract drafting, and managing deal administration through closure.
  • 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 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.

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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