Job Description

Contracts Associate
Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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Job Title:
Purpose of the job:
proactive, efficient and confidential legal support to the Elsevier's
Technology and Procurement teams by:
reviewing and, where necessary, drafting various contractual documentation
including Work Orders, Statements of Work and service contracts;
ensuring that contractual documentation complies to applicable law and Elsevier
and RELX policies; (c) recognizing and escalating matters that create
significant risk to the business. Has strong knowledge of legal concepts,
practices, and procedures and experience working with a variety of commercial
contracts. Works closely with the Contracts Manager and under the supervision
of a senior lawyer.
Key Result Area:
Contractualpreparation, drafting and negotiation :
Summarizing legal documents. Drafting
legal documentation, including preparing contracts from standard templates,
inserting legal sentences and drafting contractual provisions in accordance
with guidance from the Contracts Manager or a senior lawyer. Proof reading
legal documents for sense, consistency, logical order, grammar, typographical
errors, cross-references and adherence to document templates, including
formatting, and preparing documents for signature. Reviewing clauses across a
number of different templates and updating templates where needed.
Ensuring that important issues or material risks are
escalated to the Associate General Counsel for Technology & Procurement or
a senior lawyer in the Technology & Procurement Hub. Communicating
prolifically with business stakeholders to ensure that contractual
documentation meets business needs, and so that colleagues are kept up to date.
Assisting in the preparation of monthly legal reports and
logging of statistics regarding turnaround times and contract volume.
Taking responsibility for ad hoc projects in the legal team
from time to time.
Level Description
Drives for results
Level 2
Builds commitment in others for their individual and team
Communicates expectations clearly.
Promotes a strong sense of urgency for reaching goals.
Follows through on commitments to ensure they are successfully completed and
goal are achieved.
Follows through on commitments to ensure goal achievement.
Technical and Professional Expertise
Level 2
Applies a detailed understanding of own work and relates
effectively to overall business context.
Can be depended upon by manager and peers for technical or professional advice.
Delivers within own role to make an important contribution to the team.
Is able to resolve technical issues or questions quickly and effectively.
Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues
Level 2
Is able to ask effective questions and collect facts from
multiple sources in order to solve problems.
Is able to effectively identify and analyze problems and propose solutions.
Effectively manages day today issues and problems without intervention.
Practices Self Development
Level 2
Continually develops depth and breadth in key
Actively seeks feedback from others.
Takes concrete actions relating to feedback to improve performance.
Understands own strengths and weaknesses and looks for opportunities to build
on both.
Collaboration and Teamwork
Level 2