Orrick currently has an opening for a Vendor Management Contracts Attorney in our Global Operations & Innovation Center (GOIC) in Wheeling, WV.
Our GOIC in Wheeling, West Virginia, is home to more than 300 members. Established more than a decade ago, it was the first centralized administrative operation in a major law firm. Our GOIC location is within commuting distance of the greater Pittsburgh area and Ohio Valley, including: Pittsburgh, Carnegie, Moon, Robinson, Cranberry, Green Tree, Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park, Southpointe, Bridgeville, McKees Rocks, Upper St. Clair, McMurray, Canonsburg and Washington; St. Clairsville, New Martinsville, Cambridge and the Weirton-Steubenville metro area.
Your Responsibilities: As a Vendor Management Contracts Attorney, you will support the internal firm-wide procurement and vendor management operations. All “clients” are internal employees from across the firm who will be looking to the attorney for contract guidance and direction.
Review, negotiation and processing of moderate to complex contracts of various types for (NDA, SaaS and other cloud services, software, evaluation and pilot agreements, marketing, conference, building lease and security, professional services, including Statements of Work and ordering documents, etc.).
Support the Firm’s efforts in revising current and developing contract templates and Firm guidelines.
Assist in the cataloging contracts and monitoring vendor performance.
Identify and support training and development needs.
Work with Firm internal clients in Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Data Analytics, Procurement, and Operations Departments.
JD Degree and admission to practice in good standing in a US jurisdiction required.
4-5 years of related experience including proven proficiency in managing contracts containing terms and conditions related to data privacy, information security, AI and machine learning, procurement of computer related components and services (cloud, SaaS, software, hardware and maintenance), acquiring professional services, and general IT procurement is a plus.
Must have a strong foundation in contract management, which includes having the ability to draft contract terms and being fluent in contract negotiation as well as being comfortable conducting negotiations with opposing counsel and other vendor representatives from all management and executive levels.
Ability to effectively establish and build working relationships with lawyers and staff, and to encourage teamwork, influence others across organization lines, and build consensus in order to exceed departmental standards and Firm objectives.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrates a strong customer service orientation towards internal clients; proven ability to interact with all levels of management (both externally and internally), staff and external entities in a highly effective and professional manner.
Proficient personal computer skills and knowledge of Firm software including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and familiarity in working with a contract filing database.
Ability to manage change within a fast paced, dynamic and progressive organization while maintaining a commitment to the Firm's core values.
Ability to exercise sound decision making abilities and good judgment.
Excellent project management, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ideal candidates will have a firm understanding of the relationship between contract management and how this relates to procurement processes and policies, purchase order and invoice processing, and order management.
Compulsive attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills a must.
Who is Orrick? As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession. For the fourth year in a row, Fortune selected Orrick among the 100 best workplace cultures for the very best talent. Orrick ranks in the top 15 and is the highest-ranked law firm of only four firms on the 2019 list. We provide excellent service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most hardworking individuals at every level. We champion a culture that is committed to excellence, but is also fun, inclusive and real. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company*.
Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, including lots of extra perks like free biometric screenings, paid time to participate in community service activities and the day off for your birthday.
How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/Careers.
No phone calls please.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 787WH
About Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Our people are our most valuable assets and we are seeking candidates who are excited to join our winning team.
Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, a supportive and team-oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.