Provides legal oversight and contract review for a corporate Procurement and Sourcing Department. Reviews contracts, purchasing agreements, licensing agreements, consulting agreements to protect corporate interests and ensure compliance with standards. Negotiates legal terms and conditions with suppliers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviews, interprets and analyzes contract and service agreements to ensure the terms comply with legal, guidelines, contracting principles, cost constraints as well as with corporate and client procedures.
Negotiates and interprets contracts, and monitors fulfillment of contractual obligations.
Creates and maintains contract templates and other standard forms that may be required for creation of agreements with suppliers.
Works with and advises members of the Sourcing and Procurement team, other cross functional leaders (Risk, Compliance, Legal, etc.), suppliers and business stakeholders to ensure adherence to CBRE policies and legal standards.
Works with Contract Administration and Sourcing teams to ensure quality of agreements before sending to CBRE Legal. Serves as the first review of contracts for legal compliance.
Develops and maintains a clause library with standard clauses, fallback and alternate clauses.
Assists in educating employees in the proper use of the appropriate forms and creation of draft contracts. Available for consultation on legal issues pertaining to Procurement and Contracts.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Juris Doctorate required with a minimum of five years contract administration experience required, 10+ years preferred. Working experience with business law, contracting principles and practices, and general and industry specific regulatory and compliance requirements.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Bar certification preferred. C.P.M. or C.P.S.M. certifications or eligibility preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.
Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.
Solves advanced problems and develops a variety of options in complex situations to mitigate risk. Provides effective solutions for several constituents across lines of business and geographies. Creates new opportunities for competitive advantage. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes sound business recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Excellent project management and business analysis skills for executing projects, and continuously improving all contract administration processes. Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal customers; establishes and maintains effective professional relationships with internal customers and suppliers. Ability to travel (5-10%) both domestic and international, as needed.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.
Internal Number: 21008433
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.