Contracts Manager, Law, Contracting Center of Excellence, Practice Ops

Job Info

Jul 19, 2022

107193

Posting Expiration Date: Sep 30, 2022

Schedule Type: Full-Time

Organization: Practice Operations

Department: Legal Innovation & Operations

Section: Prac Opers Legal Innov & Ops

Location: NY-New York-4 Irving Pl Headquarters

Job Description

Mission Statement

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) employees are required to follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures. We all share a responsibility to advance the company’s mission by excelling at our three corporate priorities – safety of our people and the public, operational excellence in all that we do, and ensuring the best possible customer experience.

Core Responsibilities

  • The Con Edison Law Department, Practice Operations department is implementing a Contracting Center of Excellence (CoE). The Contracts Manager will have a key role in developing the structure and daily operations of the CoE. The Contracts Manager will be responsible for preparing certain contracts and other documents, monitoring the contracts-related workflow of the Center of Excellence, supervising the work of and being a resource for the Contracts Administrator, and handling other tasks and assignments as needed for the Law Department's Center of Excellence. The Contracts Manager will also interact with internal and external clients. The Contracts Administrator will be responsible for supervising the staff of the CoE.
  • Work closely with members of the Supply Chain Department, the Law Department's Commercial Transactions team and/or outside counsel as required to develop standardized contracts playbooks, forms, processes, and procedures.
  • Observe trends and develop recommendations for contracts playbook improvements and contract management best practices.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and revise certain contracts and contract-related documents in accordance with a playbook and/or other Company policies, including but not limited to agreements for the purchase of goods and/or services, real estate agreements and regulatory-related agreements.
  • Understand the Company's businesses in order to identify risks and develop solutions, including mitigation and negotiation strategies.
  • Document current contracting processes and develop process improvements.
  • Supervise the drafting, negotiation and revision of a wide variety of contracts by CoE staff and act as an escalation stakeholder and approver.
  • Supervise the administration of certain contracting-related processes and tasks including vendor management, data entry, reporting and tracking of key data metrics.
  • Field questions from the CoE staff, attorneys and business partners regarding processes and work.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other organizations within the Company to assess, investigate and address assigned matters as appropriate.
  • Take a leadership role with respect to providing guidance, mentorship, career development and training to the CoE staff.
  • Perform other tasks and assignments as required.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree And a minimum of 8 years of experience Or
  • Master's Degree And 6 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Master's Degree in Legal Studies

Required Work Experience

  • Expertise in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of complex commercial agreements. Required
  • Experience developing and/or working with contracts-related playbooks. Required
  • Experience managing team members and fostering a positive environment. Required
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills. Required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and handle internal and external customers professionally. Required
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment. Required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint. Required
  • Ability to learn new software applications and databases. Required
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical skills. Required
  • Ability to efficiently handle multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines. Required
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information. Required
  • Ability to work effectively with employees at all levels. Required
  • Familiarity with Oracle E-Business Suite is preferred. Pref

Licenses & Certifications

  • Driver's License Required
  • Other: Certification or degree in negotiations/contract administration. Preferred

Other Physical Demands

  • Must be able to respond to Company emergencies by performing a System Emergency Assignment to restore service to our customers.

Technical Difficulty Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of the individual’s actual or perceived disability, protected veteran status, race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, or any other actual or perceived status protected by law.

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