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Contracts Manager

Posted: 8 Jan 2021 Closes: 7 Feb 2021
Dublin, Ireland Competitive
Permanent & Full-time FBK_156151329354739

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Summary

Facebook is seeking a Contracts Manager for our Infrastructure Contracts Management team. The Contracts Manager will provide strategic negotiation, risk assessment and management, and contract drafting support on global direct and indirect agreements, and act with a sense of urgency to drive agreements to closure while protecting Facebook. The Contracts Manager will collaborate extensively with stakeholders and cross-functional partners to develop and implement improvements to the contract processes and tools. This is a full-time position based in our Dublin, Ireland office.

Required Skills

  • Review and may lead in developing key terms in direct or indirect inbound agreements and optimizing contract language.
  • Foster and develop strong relationships with Sourcing Managers, Legal, and other partners.
  • In conjunction with the Infrastructure Sourcing teams, Legal and subject matter experts, structure, draft, and lead/partner with team members to ensure all terms and conditions are proper and sufficient to support business requirements, and take initiative to lead where necessary to address any changes or impact to the business.
  • Lead/partner with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with Facebook policies and practices, and that contract policies and processes scale with changing business requirements
  • Act as primary liaison to Legal, supporting legal strategy, and assessing and mitigating risk.
  • Map all executed agreements against the current templates, and lead in the agreement research, assessment of terms, and resolution of issues, as needed.
  • Proactively contributes to the continuous development and improvement of the team and related processes and tools, including but not limited to further developing the Contracts Manager role and responsibilities.
  • Partner with Sourcing Managers to define, establish, and manage agreement process SLAs that meet or exceed the needs of the business for the area assigned.
  • Develop and provide on-going contracts-related training to personnel.
  • Use contracts tools to manage the contracts lifecycle, and drive for tooling enhancements to improve efficiency, accuracy and ease of use.


Minimum Qualification

  • 6+ years of experience negotiating and drafting inbound agreements.
  • Knowledge of supply chain/commercial agreements.
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing and leading stakeholders and business partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and execute in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving and communication experience.
  • Knowledge of legal terms and commercial concepts including, but not limited to: epidemic defect, cancellation and returns, product and services warranties, IP ownership, inventory liability issues, continuity of supply and right to ship.
  • Experience in negotiating with domestic and foreign supplier companies and multi-national firms.
  • Demonstrated experience of streamlining contractual processes.


Preferred Qualification

  • Juris Doctor

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