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Senior Contracts Manager

  • New York City
  • Waltham


  • JD required from accredited and recognized University or College
  • Must be eligible to practice law as a member in good standing of the Bar in any US jurisdiction
  • Minimum of 3 years of technology contracts experience
  • Exposure to analytics data and software delivery highly valued
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong English language skills (helpful if candidate has other language skills)
  • Excellent written and oral communications and negotiation skills
  • Confident team player who is highly collaborative and flexible
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively
  • Must be comfortable working with senior leadership
  • Enjoys working in a challenging, fast-paced, dynamic professional services firm

Who You'll Work With

You’ll work on our Risk, Legal and Compliance team as a Senior Contracts Manager. The location of the position is flexible, with New York City and Waltham-Boston preferred. 

This global practice is a diverse and dynamic team within our firm, which provides comprehensive legal services and broad risk management support to our firm’s leadership, consultants, and support staff throughout the world to the many different industries facing challenges of developing and implementing tailored concepts for risk recognition, measurement, and control.

As part of this group, you’ll join a global team working on everything from IT modernization and strategy to agile, cloud, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. You’ll typically work on projects across all industries and functions and will be fully integrated with the rest of our global firm. You’ll also work with colleagues from across McKinsey & Company to help our clients deliver breakthrough products, experiences, and businesses, both on technology and non-technology topics.

Our office culture is casual, fun and social, with an emphasis on education and innovation. We have the freedom to try new ideas, experiment and are expected to be constantly learning and growing. There is also a strong emphasis on mentoring others in the group, enabling them to grow and learn.

When you join McKinsey as a Senior Contracts Manager, you are joining a firm that will challenge you and invest heavily in your professional development. In this role you will have the opportunity to work on a team that enables our firm to help the best organizations in the world – across the private, public, and social sectors – solve some of their most difficult problems. You will also work with a range of experts in the firm, from data scientists to researchers to software and app designers.

What You'll Do

You will provide dedicated legal and risk support to the Analytics practice, playing an active role in contracting, advisory services and risk governance. 

This will include developing, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements such as client services agreements, software licenses agreements, data license agreements and data privacy addendums; also vendor, collaboration, partnership and alliance agreements, as well as confidentiality and information sharing agreements.

You will develop risk mitigation and protocol deliverables for and in collaboration with the Analytics practice and leadership. You will help identify, develop, and implement best practices to address cutting edge technology legal and regulatory issues impacting the Analytics practice, including algorithm ownership; ethical AI privacy and data governance; intellectual property rights; compliance with legal, regulatory and contractual obligations; and assessment of strategic risks.

You will also assist Legal colleagues in developing and implementing risk identification and remediation approaches, including development of training materials, contracting guidance, best practices and other knowledge creation and sharing efforts, and provide counsel to our consultants on issues of professional or reputational risk and compliance with our firm policies.

Additionally, you will manage a database of contractual arrangements. You will design, manage, and maintain a system to track whether contracts have been executed, including a reminder system for any required follow-up.
In this role, you will be the one to provide our consultants with appropriate forms of agreement on a variety of engagement-related legal issues. You will also work with attorneys and paralegals on projects in support of firm initiatives and provide backup to paralegals on contracts-related and other responsibilities.
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