Contract Negotiator Contract Negotiator …

S&P Global
in Charlottesville, VA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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S&P Global
in Charlottesville, VA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Contract Negotiator
JobDescription :
S&P Global Ratings

The Role: Contract Negotiator

Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 09

The Location: New York, NY

The Team: The S&P Global Ratings team is comprised of legal and non-legal professionals and, among other things, supports the Ratings division's commercial organization, product development/technology functions and business management/leadership.

The Impact: You will be engaged in the fast-paced area of client and vendor contracting, primarily tasked with negotiating and drafting contracts for credit rating and related products, technology product licensing, professional and consulting services, and other vendor arrangements.

What's in it for you:
  • You will work in a dynamic, client-facing environment
  • Develop negotiation and drafting skills
  • Work independently and be part of a team that provides crucial support to the organization

  • Negotiate and draft various contracts such as customer contracts, product licenses, vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements, software licenses, and trial agreements; be well-versed in commonly used alternate provisions and drafting customized contract provisions.
  • Liaise with internal and external clients in the contract negotiation process; ensure that sales and business personnel comply with internal policies and procedures.
  • Navigate contracts database and other internal systems to obtain information on S&P Global Ratings' contractual relationships.
  • Work with management to create efficiencies in the contracting process.

What We're Looking For:
Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. You should be people oriented, collegial and comfortable with frequent client-facing interactions (via e-mail, phone and in-person).
  • Strong oral/written communication and business writing abilities; able to tailor communications to the audience level
  • Ease with working independently and escalating issues as necessary
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
  • Capacity to manage multiple priorities
  • College degree and at least three years of related experience
  • Strong desire to learn

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior paralegal or business/legal affairs department experience
  • Solid working knowledge of contract and intellectual property issues.
  • Demonstrates and applies a broad knowledge in field of specialization through successful completion of assignments.

This program/position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States

S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
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