Contracts Manager - Private Equity

Boston, Chicago

Job title: Contracts Manager – Private Equity

Location: Boston or Chicago

 

Overview:

 

Reporting to the Group General Counsel, the Contracts Manager – Private Equity will be a member of the L.E.K. in-house legal team. The incumbent carries out responsibilities within Legal’s contracts management function, including, but not limited to: reviewing, negotiating, and finalizing a heavy volume of agreements and contracts, such as confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, master services agreements, and third party access agreements, for the firm’s internal and external clients, across L.E.K.’s Private Equity sector. This position requires the ability to balance business needs and objectives of L.E.K.’s internal stakeholders with partnering and arriving at mutual solutions with our external clients. The successful candidate must be an agile and out-of-the-box thinker who can problem solve complex legal and business issues. While the focus will be on our Private Equity practice, the individual should have flexibility to work across sectors, as part of the team.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage the review, negotiation, and finalization of internal, external, and third-party contracts;
  • Manage quality control of standard legal and financial terms and conditions;
  • Manage the Private Equity contracts lifecycle process, including tracking contract renewals and terminations;
  • Manage Legal’s contracts template repository, including drafting, editing, and maintaining new templates, as necessary;
  • Work with executive leaders across the Private Equity sector, as well as other cross-functional departments, to leverage legal acumen in developing and fostering first-in-class business relationships;
  • Coordinate with Legal’s internal project associates and managers on data metrics in connection with contracts dynamics and lifecycles;
  • Coordinate with other cross-functional groups, such as Finance/Accounting, to ensure working capital initiatives and goals are met;
    • Assist other members on the legal team with ensuring delivery of final, agreed-upon documents;
    • Assist with drafting contracts and agreements, as necessary;
    • Assist the legal team with longer-term, strategic projects, as necessary.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • A J.D. degree, with an accomplished academic record, from a top-ranked, accredited law school;
  • Active admission to the legal bar of any  jurisdiction in which L.E.K. has U.S. offices
  • 1-3 years of contracts management, or related experience, preferably within a professional services firm, top law firm, or similar environment;
  • Demonstrated experience successfully negotiating contracts;
  • A detailed-oriented person, who exercises excellent judgement and professionalism, and thinks creatively and critically, in order to partner with our clients to reach mutually agreed-upon solutions;
  • A strong legal and business acumen;
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, appropriately escalating issues when needed;
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment, with a good sense of emotional intelligence to work collaboratively with a diverse team;
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to multi-task, incorporating outstanding organizational skills and flexibility, to prioritize work and deliver the maximum business value;
  • Familiarity with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations; and,
  • Familiarity and comfort with legal technology solutions, including contracts management databases.

 

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess eligibility to work in the United States

L.E.K. Consulting offers a competitive compensation and benefits package

L.E.K. Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer