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Lead Vendor Contracts Manager

Company: Verint Systems, Inc.
Location: Columbus
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

At Verint, we believe customer engagement is the core of every global brand. Our mission is to help organizations discover opportunities previously only scarcely imagined by connecting work, data, and experiences enterprise wide. We hire innovators with the passion, creativity, and drive to answer constantly shifting market challenges and deliver impactful results for our customers. Our commitment to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, and engaged team creates a collaborative environment that openly celebrates all cultures and affords personal and professional growth opportunities. Learn more at Overview of Job Function: This position is responsible for negotiating buy-side contracts, transactions and other matters related to vendors, and identifying and evaluating Verints needs regarding the business model intended with that vendor. This position is also responsible for reaching a consensus through cross functional collaboration with business stakeholders, Procurement and the applicable vendors. Also responsible for drafting clear and precise terms to accurately reflect agreements; advise/counsel business stakeholders and Procurement regarding contractual matters and understand all legal and business concepts relating to technology and other relevant agreements. The position will require an understanding of Verints business, maintaining a clear understanding of Verints policies, and be capable of assessing and securing proper protections for Verint to align with risk management objectives. Principal Duties and Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drive and manage negotiations of extremely complex agreements and other legal documents with minimal management involvement.
  • Prepare drafts of agreements, amendments, addenda, contractual terms and exhibits of extreme complexity and those that are non-routine.
  • Review, verify and finalize extraordinary provisions with minimal escalation.
  • Advise and provide counsel to business stakeholders and Procurement on contractual issues.
  • Counsel business stakeholders and Procurement on how to handle unique situations not previously encountered.
  • Manage, review, verify and maintain required approvals for extraordinary provisions.
  • Maintain broad current knowledge of general procurement, technology procurement terms and conditions, and understanding of how relevant agreements interrelate, impact and support our sell-side contracting requirements.
  • Participate in periodic reviews of Verints Procurement form agreements with the relevant cross functional teams to ensure alignment of terms with practices.
  • Challenge assumptions and interrogate opportunities to ensure business terms are fully understood and defined, all with a facilitative approach.
  • Manage and participate in complex projects as assigned.
  • Effectively mentor team members. Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of negotiating and drafting buy-side software licensing, SaaS, and IP agreements.
  • Fundamental understanding of cost-accounting relative to buy-side agreements.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, in high-stress situations, and prioritize workload.
  • Decision making and problem solving: Approaches problems and challenges systematically; analyzes and identifies alternative solutions. Demonstrates resourcefulness in making decisions while taking both long and short-term implications into account. Exercises good judgment.
  • Strong presentation, leadership and team building skills while maintaining a professional manner, trust and respect.
  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively across the organization, including with upper management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and detail-oriented skills.
  • Takes and provides direction and initiative.
  • May require domestic travel on occasion for business meetings.
  • Successful completion of a background screening process including, but not limited to, employment verifications, criminal search, OFAC, SS Verification, as well as credit and drug screening, where applicable and in accordance with federal and local regulations. Preferred Requirements:
  • International transactional experience. LI-BS1

Keywords: Verint Systems, Inc., Columbus , Lead Vendor Contracts Manager, Executive , Columbus, Ohio

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