Contracts Manager (NYC)

Datadog

Contract Position

Summary

The job is for a Contracts Manager at Datadog's Legal team in NYC. The Contracts Manager will be responsible for authoring, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of vendor contracts, as well as managing the administrative aspects of Datadog Legal's buy-side commercial practice.

What you'll do

  • Work closely with the Legal Team and serve as a primary contact and collaboration point for the Procurement team and other internal stakeholders across the business to support vendor and other supplier and service provider agreements from intake through execution to end-of-life.
  • Review, draft and negotiate all types of buy-side contracts including, leases and office operations contracts, professional services and consulting agreements, marketing documents, equipment purchase/rental and maintenance agreements, technology product and service agreements (including data security terms), and benefits agreements.
  • Work collaboratively with the Legal, Procurement, Privacy and Security teams and business stakeholders to identify gaps between proposed contract terms and identified business requirements and to balance and monitor vendor risk.
  • Manage disputes and contract amendments with existing vendors.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding terms in existing contracts and assist stakeholders in understanding contract provisions.
  • Contribute to the development, improvement and maintenance of appropriate contract templates, negotiation playbooks and self-help stakeholder resources.
  • Work with the LegalOps sub-team of the Legal Department to help support the Department’s use of technology tools, including CLM or AI assisted review.
  • Run and analyze data visualizations as appropriate to inform improvements and the future directions of the vendor contracts processes.
  • Initiate and participate in various projects and identify opportunities to support department and company goals and requirements.

Requirements

  • A contracts and legal operations professional with at least 7-10 years of experience negotiating a broad range of agreements, with a working knowledge of data privacy and security issues related to technology, benefits, marketing, supplier and other agreements, experience with real estate contracting and vendor dispute resolution would be a plus.
  • Skilled at analyzing, synthesizing, explaining and negotiating legal terms.
  • A generator of efficiency opportunities, including self-service contracts and resources, training materials/playbooks and related workflow processes and platforms.
  • Organized, process-driven and resourceful with an attention to detail, the skill and desire to learn new things and an aptitude for/interest in technology.
  • A strong written and verbal communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to operate effectively across functions and in stressful situations.
  • Able to work independently with little guidance, but also with an understanding of when matters need escalation within or outside of the Legal team.
  • Flexible and eager to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines, with an attitude that no task is too big or too small.

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Location

New York, New York, USA

Contract Length

Compensation

$96,000 - $141,000 (per year)

Keywords

contracts manager legal team datadog contracts compliance intellectual property procurement team vendor contracts leases office operations contracts professional services consulting agreements marketing documents equipment purchase/rental and maintenance agreements technology product and service agreements data security terms benefits agreements legalops clm ai assisted review data visualizations

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