Sr Contracts Manager - Charlotte - 17791BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s Shared Services are the front line professionals including Finance, Technology, Legal, Compliance and Human Resources, that operationally support our business units. Exceptional Shared Services teams are vital to the international success of our business.



Job Description

As a Contracts Manager you will provide dedicated support to Moody’s in-house Intellectual Property and Technology Legal team. Working closely with Procurement and Sourcing, you will play an active role in vendor contracting and negotiations, and support Moody’s interactions with its network of outside counsel. This role will report directly to the Assistant General Counsel (New York).


  • General:
    • Strong academic credentials from a top university
    • Please note tis role does not require a JD degree
    • The ability to manage multiple deals and projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
    • Proven self-starter willing to work independently and take on a good deal of responsibility, with a strong background in technology contracts and related work experience
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment, including in support of multiple senior attorneys simultaneously
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite

  • Contracts:
    • A minimum 7+ years of experience drafting, negotiating and interpreting a broad range of vendor contracts, with strong preference for experience in IT, privacy and tech contracts
    • Demonstrated ability to identify and negotiate contract issues with vendors directly; resolve open issues with internal stakeholders in order to expedite deal closure. Negotiate positions with vendor counsel, based on Moody’s standard and preferred positions
    • Manage deal intake in order to provide guidance on the appropriate template agreements to use, and identify and advise on any issues relevant to Moody’s internal policies
    • A background in supporting in-house sourcing professionals relative to strategic supply chain transactions

  • Projects:
    • Experience assisting Legal colleagues in managing discrete single or multiple stakeholder projects in support of firm initiatives, increased operational efficiency and/or in-scope policies and other guidance through completion, including collating feedback from multiple sources and stakeholders for inclusion into the final work product
    • Manage Legal Department outreach via intranet initiatives and internal database of templates and contracts,
    • Experience “owning” a process or area for which full responsibility it taken for all activities relevant to such process or area.
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