European Contracts Administrator

Ireland - Dublin, Netherlands - Amsterdam, Switzerland - Lausanne, United Kingdom - London Ref #8450 16-Mar-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

About the role

Viasat is seeking a Legal Contracts and Operations Administrator to own, organize, and operate key legal processes and responsibilities in Europe and other key geographies. These responsibilities vary from time to time, and may include the drafting of standard contractual documentation under the supervision of the Viasat legal team and taking the lead on day to day contract life cycle management for our European wholesale business and other contracts as well as assisting with various filings and maintenance of regulatory registrations, form files and reference materials, and compliance matters.

This role will be focused on drafting initial versions of standard commercial contracts, including for circulation to vendors and B2B customers, predominantly wholesale capacity distribution agreements with our B2B commercial partners across Europe, based on approved template documentation.  Negotiation of standard form documentation will be required, under the supervision of the Viasat legal team.  We will expect this role to be the central co-ordination point for contract amendments, renewals and SOWs, combining the contractual documentation with status and life cycle management.

You will need to take responsibility for the contractual on-boarding of vendors and customers, liaising with our Finance and Compliance teams as required and escalating issues appropriately, as well as being highly organized with commercial acumen and experience working in a fast paced environment.

Currently, Viasat does not implement its own legal contract life cycle management software and there will be the need and opportunity for you to provide input into this workstream and possible solutions, both in the interim and long term, as well as design and implement an interim solution for contract life cycle management in your remit.

This role could be based in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, with flexible home working possible.

Whilst we do not anticipate international travel to be a key component of this role, some flexibility will be needed to travel to meet with international colleagues from time to time.

About you:

You will be a dynamic, self-starter with experience within at least 5 years expertise in contracts management and a similar legal operations role as described, and be looking to expand your experience within a new company that can provide new opportunities internationally and offer a variety of high quality work.   You will be a team player who is ready to assist to help both other legal colleagues and Viasat’s business interests.

This role will be part of the Legal team at Viasat, though a legal qualification is not required. Internal support, training and mentoring will be available to you, but must also be able to work independently as the majority of your colleagues will be international.

Essential skills:

  • Degree level education (legal qualification not required).
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a contract administrator and in a similar legal operations role.
  • Fluent English and the ability to work in at least 2 other European languages.
  • Demonstrable experience with international contracts including within civil law jurisdictions. 
  • Experience implementing contract life cycle management software and databases. 
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a high paced environment and juggling numerous stakeholders from across different areas of the business.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively with all levels of the organization and demonstrate a team-oriented work style.
  • Preserve confidentiality and discretion at all times. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS

Years of experience:

4-6 years

Travel:

Up to 10%

Citizenship:

UK Citizenship or EU (27) Citizenship required

Clearance:

None

Worker Classification:

Employee

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