Contracts Manager

Published November 14th, 2023

The Senior Paralegal & Contracts Specialist supports a corporate legal department and reports to the Vice President and General Counsel of VPI. As a member of the legal team, the Senior Paralegal & Contracts Specialist will contribute their expertise in transactional matters such as purchase and sale contracts, non-disclosure agreements, statutory research, corporate governance and compliance matters, insurance, letters of credit, and related administrative tasks.

Essential Responsibilities: Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Ability to prepare, submit and maintain company contractor and engineering licenses.
  • Ability to review terms and conditions for various types of agreements and letters of credit, with attorney support.
  • Understand and apply basic legal principles for various agreements and document preparation, with attorney support.
  • Coordinate insurance matters with the Corporate Risk Manager including claims, certificates of insurance, and annual insurance renewals.
  • Coordinate requests for letters of credit with financial institutions, VPI’s Finance Department, and other company personnel.
  • Track and coordinate responses to customer compliance requirements through third party software programs (e.g., Avetta, ISNetworld, etc.).
  • Provide administrative support to the Legal Department including the following:
  • Maintain the Legal Department database including uploading and tracking documents (e.g., agreements, compliance documents, etc.).
  • Prepare meeting minutes for executive staff meetings and contract review meetings; and
  • Provide notary services.

Job Requirements / Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Position Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of commercial terms and conditions, including legal and commercial implications.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and/or construction industry practices and legal standards is preferred.
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks and maintain superior attention to detail and quality.
  • Able to communicate effectively by written and verbal means.
  • Must be a self-starter and proactive in performing tasks.
  • Must be able to work well independently and work effectively in a group setting.
  • Appreciation of and professional maturity to maintain confidentiality of sensitive company information.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree. Exemplary academic achievement.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a paralegal or contracts specialist.
  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in manufacturing, energy, or the construction industry.

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in Word, Adobe and Excel applications.

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