You will be a member of Elevates Managed Contracts Services Team, working closely with in-house legal departments and their internal business clients.
You will provide deal support and also participate on projects to improve of our clients contractual infrastructure, workflow, and processes.
You will work independently on assigned matters, but will also work collaboratively with other members of the Elevate team and Elevate service lines, as well as the clients in house team.
You must be fluent in Mandarin and able to review, redline and negotiate commercial contracts in the Mandarin language.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
Specifically, you will...
Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for a quickly growing company in an expanding new services market
Think legal services should embrace business models and processes to create measurable, cost-effective results
Enjoy negotiating and drafting contracts.
Like working with multinational companies, spanning different markets and industries
Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work
Are knowledge focused rather than task focused; understand the importance of capturing and re-using information
Work well independently as well as with teams 8. Are the kind of person who can be relied upon to get things done
Review contracts and negotiate acceptable alternatives, working from templates and tools that you will help create.
Facilitate escalation and resolution of contract issues.
Update or draft templates, negotiation playbooks, and other contract infrastructure tools.
Capture various pieces of information related to the contracts or matters that you support.
Participate or manage client projects to improve contracting efficiency, cost effectiveness, and knowledge sharing.
Create reports and make presentations to clients and internal colleagues.
Participate on task forces that strive to improve how Elevate services its clients and that enable our team to develop and grow.
Skills for success
Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment.
Can work effectively from a home office or a remote work environment.
Dependable, responsive, and committed to producing high quality work.
Flexible, and willing to pitch in on matters and projects to better serve our clients, even if the work falls outside your normal scope of duties.
Can act independently, and use good judgment, but also not afraid to ask questions.
Excellent writing skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
Professionalism in both verbal and written work.
High integrity and ethical compass.
Excellent listening as well as communication skills and the judgment to know which skill to use in a given setting.
Ability to own mistakes and learn from them.
Fluency in the Mandarin language and ability to review, redline and negotiate commercial contracts in the Mandarin language.
5+ years of legal practice with at least 5 years of experience providing transactional support for business clients, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts
Experience with Microsoft Products like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint
Some experience with contract management software or workflow tools is a plus
Excellent track record in previous client support / customer service engagements
J.D. from accredited law school and certified to practice in at least one jurisdiction. practice in at least one State.