Consultant, Legal Contracts

Alternate Locations: Work from Home

Work Arrangement:Hybrid/Home

Relocation assistanceis not available for this opportunity.

Level:P3

Requisition #:67166

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas - Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection - focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer's lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees' futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

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The Role at a Glance

This position will consult/analyze and deliver on more complex assignments/projects for their assigned area(s) of contracts responsibility. They will act as a resource and primary point of contact to applicable internal/external stakeholders to research and make more complex determinations on issues with existing contracts. They will prepare more complex corporate contracts and ensure compliance with corporate legal standards and regulatory guidelines.

What you'll be doing:

  • Acts as a primary point of contact for contract administration, contract initiations and contract renewals for more complex corporate contracts.
  • Analyzes more complex contracts and agreements to validate if the specifications will meet the business needs and support business plans/objectives.
  • Champions and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Clearly communicates and articulates more complex business requirements, services to be rendered, vendor capabilities, and terms and conditions of contracts.
  • Collaborates and interacts effectively across internal business lines and teams as part of steady state and continuous improvement opportunity identification.
  • Consults with management and appropriate stakeholders to elicit and validate more complex business requirements.
  • Consults/Analyze on more complex assignments and/or projects for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Develops more complex contract commercial contracts, master services agreements, statements of work (SOWs), and service level agreements (SLAs).
  • Ensures compliance with the organization's contractual guidelines, satisfaction of customer specifications and adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates and monitors service contract performance to ensure compliance with contracted obligations and statements of work; provides support on clarifying contract requirements and resolving conflicts.
  • Facilitates renewals of more complex contracts ensuring continuation of service.
  • Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Identifies and recommends solutions to streamline contract administration processes to improve customer service for contract administration/development.
  • Identifies contract issues/concerns, recommends mitigation solution(s), and advises stakeholders of the next steps.
  • Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.
  • Serves as a resource and consults with internal contract reviewers (i.e. procurement, operations) to provide more complex contract review, advice and negotiation, and to and share knowledge on enterprise/regulatory standards.
  • Serves as a resource to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on more complex assignments/projects for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.


Education

4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) - Minimum Required

What we're looking for:

3 - 5+ Years of contracts experience that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position. (Required )

Work Arrangement:

Hybrid/Home:Employees will work from home generally three days each week and come into a Lincoln office on a schedule their manager will help set, following any applicable in-office training period determined by their manager.

This position may be subject to Lincoln's Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln's current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group ("LFG") is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

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