Contracts Administrator

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Washington, DC, United States
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The Role:

Morning Consult is looking for an entrepreneurial, business-oriented contracts and deal administrator to support its Legal team. The Contracts Administrator will be primarily responsible for managing the life cycle of the company’s commercial contracts from cradle to grave, including conducting initial contract reviews and serving as the primary liaison between the Legal and Sales teams.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate an entrepreneurial ethos toward improving internal processes and documentation. Specifically, the Contracts Administrator will execute the following: review first drafts of customer and vendor contracts and identify issues requiring further review by Legal personnel, organize and track all company contracts and contractual obligations, assist in the development and improvement of legal operation workflows and processes, and help on ad hoc projects that come with a scaling, high growth company. 

The successful applicant will join a rapidly scaling Legal team and will therefore experience the legal and operational ins-and-outs that affect a high-growth company. The Contracts Administrator will encounter frequent opportunities over time to expand this role and contribute to the company’s overall growth.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for SaaS and services contract life cycle management, cradle to grave, including receipt of contract requests related to new business and renewals
  • Engage in high level issue-spotting in order to make initial determination regarding the need for (and nature of) any required attorney reviews
  • Serve as Legal team’s primary liaison to Sales team and other company personnel requiring contract review services and field all day-to-day inquiries regarding contract review process and status
  • Ensure each contract meets the substantive requirements of applicable Company policies
  • Data entry/document management: ensure proper contract logging and filing/archiving of executed contracts, help develop and manage contract reporting
  • Work closely with Commercial Operations team to troubleshoot contract processing logistical issues related to Salesforce, DocuSign, or otherwise and identify process synergies
  • Maintain integrity/efficiency of contract processing (make sure trains run on time, and when late, communicate the same in advance to all interested parties)
  • Review, establish, and simplify contract processes as appropriate

Desired Skills:

  • College degree with excellent academic credentials
  • Some legal experience (paralegal or attorney) is ideal, but high-achieving recent college graduates will be considered as well
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strict attention to minutia (must “sweat” the details)
  • Experience working with CRM software (ideally Salesforce)
  • Contract management experience (including use of contract management software)
  • Extremely practical and business-oriented approach to your work
  • Ability to handle competing deadlines and shifting priorities with minimal supervision
  • Willing to take feedback, learn and grow; an ethos of continuous self-improvement
  • Software and technology background is a plus

About Morning Consult:

Named one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America by Deloitte, Morning Consult is revolutionizing ways to collect, organize, and share survey research data to transform how global leaders in business and government make decisions. 
With offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D.C., Morning Consult provides research, news, and brand-tracking technology for over 200 of the world’s biggest companies and industry associations. Additionally, Morning Consult conducts regular surveys for major media organizations including POLITICOThe Hollywood ReporterBloomberg, and The New York Times.

We are committed to a work environment that is inclusive to all and free of discrimination. It is our policy to be an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ability, citizenship status or any other factors prohibited by law. Morning Consult will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals. 

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Contracts Administrator
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