Contracts Specialist

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 3 days ago

Under Armour is all about performance. Because what we make empowers athletes in every form to push themselves, to turn good into great, and to stay hungry for whatever comes next. And this is exactly what we expect from each other.
Working with us means one key thing: no matter what you do, you see every day and every project as a chance to push your field forward. In every store and every office, we build teams where everyone is an MVP. And together we tackle every challenge head on. Because we work to push the gear, the game, and ourselves farther.
We’re looking for people who do more than good work.
We’re looking for the Best in Every Game.
Under Armour is the chosen brand of this generation of athletes... and the athletes of tomorrow. We're about performance - in training and on game day, in blistering heat and bitter cold. Whatever the conditions, whatever the sport, Under Armour delivers the advantage athletes have come to demand.
That demand has created an environment of growth. An environment where building a great team is vital. An environment where doing whatever it takes is the baseline and going above and beyond to protect the Brand is commonplace.
The world's hungriest athletes live by a code, a pledge to themselves and everyone else: Protect This House... I Will.  Our goal is to Build A Great Team!  Will YOU…Protect This House?!
Summary
Under Armour is looking for a Contract Specialist in its Baltimore, MD office with 3-4 years of relevant experience, preferably within an in-house legal department. The position will require engagement on a variety of commercial agreements and related documents, including SaaS agreements, IT, marketing and general service agreements and statements of work, privacy and security addenda, trademark licenses and nondisclosure agreements.  The Contract Specialist will work closely with Commercial Team attorneys, the Indirect Procurement department, Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and other business units to review and negotiate contracts, identify issues requiring additional legal/business/finance approval, and work with the vendor’s representatives to expedite transaction closure.  In addition, the Contract Specialist will ensure teammates are aware of and executing on various processes and policies integral to day-to-day operations and corporate controls.
Responsibilities:
Conduct initial review of incoming contract requests and documents from global teams to identify any terms that vary from corporate standards and/or deal terms.
With minimal supervision and in partnership with Indirect Procurement, the broader Legal team and internal stakeholders, negotiate a wide variety of agreements with external vendors and suppliers, including regular engagement with cross-functional departments and internal stakeholders as necessary to drive contacts to closure.
Draft contracts and related documents consistent with legal and corporate standards, and address contract issues by recommending appropriate modifications through redlines. 
Identify, research and escalate complex legal issues to attorneys for resolution as appropriate.
Collaborate with internal business stakeholders to address contract concerns such as basic interpretation, vendor performance issues and termination.
Support Contracts Management function in development of contract templates and playbooks including assisting with training on proper use.
Provide additional support on various Legal Department projects.
Qualifications and Competencies:
Bachelor's degree plus 3 - 4 years related work experience within an in-house legal department.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate contract concepts effectively across all levels of the organization.
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and the ability to develop close working relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external parties.
Solid organizational and project management skills and attention to detail.
Adaptable and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, effectively multi-task, re-prioritize and work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines and drive agreements to conclusion in compliance with corporate standards, while remaining calm under pressure.
Ability to strike a prudent, business-friendly and collaborative balance between effective risk identification, counselling and maintenance of corporate standards with business objectives.
Self-starter who takes ownership and enjoys working across departments.
Possess a high degree of integrity and the ability to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality.
Technology transactions experience a plus. 
Team mindset, can-do attitude and sense of humor required. 
What do you need?
GET IT DONE – ACCOUNTABILITY Takes responsibility and ownership for own tasks, decisions and outcomes. Deliver consistent results and hits deadlines within the scope of the role.
FIND A BETTER WAY – CREATIVITY & INNOVATION   Demonstrates curiosity by asking questions about current practices and suggesting potential changes. Generates new ideas in team settings.
WIN TOGETHER – COLLABORATION Acknowledges own role and how it contributes to the common goals of the team. Builds trusting relationships with teammates and works with others in alignment with team goals.
THINK GLOBALLY – GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Demonstrates understanding of local cultural practices. Displays interest in and appreciation for global perspectives. May apply cultural understanding to support other teammates in global business interactions. 
MAKE THE RIGHT CALL – INTEGRITY AND ETHICS Acts in alignment with UA values and principles, encouraging other Teammates to do the same.
At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.