Legal Contracts Manager - EMEA

Coursera

London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
  • Website: coursera.org
  • Company Address: 381 E Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA, 94041

About Coursera

Coursera was founded by two computer science professors at Stanford with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is the world’s largest online learning platform for higher education. 190 of the world's top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower over 43 million learners around the world to achieve their career goals.

Job Description

Coursera is a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 77 million learners from around the world come to learn skills of the future. More than 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs. Thousands of companies trust the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera for Government equips government employees and citizens with in-demand skills to build a competitive workforce. Coursera for Campus empowers any university to offer high-quality, job-relevant online education to students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Coursera is backed by leading investors that include Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, Learn Capital, and SEEK Group.
 
Legal and Compliance is responsible for managing all legal and regulatory matters, including contracts, corporate governance, general compliance, academic compliance, employment law matters, intellectual property, product counseling, government relations, and claims. The team includes dedicated teams that support every aspect of Coursera's platform, including university, enterprise and industry partnerships. 
As Contracts Manager, the successful candidate will draft, negotiate, and manage commercial contracts and will work with business partners to create and improve processes in support of Coursera’s B2B business. We’re looking for a team member who is passionate about business growth and education. We want a candidate who is energized by the challenges of growing a B2B business globally and being a strategic business partner for a dynamic team experiencing rapid expansion. This role will engage with all levels of employees and management, so interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) are vital to strong working relationships. The position requires a strong background in commercial contracting.

Responsibilities:

      • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements, including NDAs, RFP responses, vendor registration forms, data protection addenda, software purchase agreements, and upsell and renewal agreements
 
      • Interfacing with our sales, information security, privacy and finance teams to navigate customer requirements
 
      • Assisting in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of contract templates, playbooks, and procedures with the goal of scaling company activities while ensuring manageable risk
 

Basic Qualifications:

      • 3+ years of contracts management and/or contracts experience
 
      • Demonstrated proficiency with G Suite and Microsoft Word
 
    • Demonstrated experience in negotiating, drafting, and managing contracts from start to finish

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Law degree from an accredited law school or Legal Practice Course certification 
 
      • Prior in-house experience at a global technology company strongly preferred
 
      • Fluency in one or more of French / German / Russian at a business level highly desirable, but not required
 
      • Possess a practical approach to problem-solving and be able to counsel internal clients with clear, concise and creative advice on timelines to meet business needs
 
      • Operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive, “can do” attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the Legal and Compliance team and with internal clients
 
      • Thrives in an ever-changing, start-up environment and works quickly under time-pressure deadlines
 
    • Have integrity and a commitment to ethics
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