IBM Contract & Negotiations Professional in Austin, Texas

Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Security, Mobile and Social technologies are changing how we create. How we collaborate. How we analyse. And how we engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation, and we’re looking for talented professionals to navigate this new world with us.You’ll be part of an innovative team that strives to make the world work better. And you’ll help our clients visualize a future they did not think possible.IBM's Contract & Negotiations Professional is a position where you will provide sound, and well reasoned commercial and contract guidance to the businesses and other internal functions based upon established policies, guidelines, and professional judgement. You will participate in or lead significant and complex negotiations of services contracts, preparing all required contractual documentation and ensuring compliance with established contracting policies, practices and delegations. It requires the ability to develop demonstrated working relationships with key internal stakeholders as well as with IBM's customers and their third party advisors, and the ability to communicate effectively and negotiate with all levels (professional to executive) of internal and external clients.On international contracts the role will require interfacing with teams in other countries and ensuring the agreement accurately reflects IBM's capabilities in all countries within scope.The ideal candidate will be a detail oriented, self motivated, and creative thinking individual with well-developed oral and written communication skills.Regular responsibilities include:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex services agreements

  • Assisting with the development of responses to requests for proposals

  • Identifying and mitigating issues and risks

  • Assisting with the resolution of contract related disputes

  • Coordinating with other company functions (e.g., Legal, Risk, Tax and Accounting) to ensure compliance with company policies

  • Ability to analyze and interprets basic financial data and business concepts and assesses the impact of alternative courses of action

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  • At least 2 years experience in related and or transferrable contracts work

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