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Contracts Manager, Government

 

Contracts Manager, Government

  • JR-118322
  • Toronto
  • Gatineau
  • Legal
  • Full time
Contracts Manager, Government

Equinix is one of the fastest growing data center companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. That’s why we're always looking for creative and forward-thinking people who can help us achieve our goal of global interconnection. With 200 data centers in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home to the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations and complex cloud and application solutions.

At Equinix, we make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably.  We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions.  Our culture is at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, gritty people who create The Magic of Equinix.  We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do.

Equinix’s Legal Department is a global legal team may span 5 continents, but we are One Legal – a cohesive global team, working together across borders in support of shared strategic objectives.  We work hard but take time to celebrate our accomplishments – both professional and personal – with a healthy dose of fun thrown in along the way.  We look forward to coming to work each day to support Equinix and each other and highly value the “team first” culture we have created.

We pride ourselves on being valued business partners who are responsive, consistent and proactive.  We take customer service seriously and strive for excellence in execution.  Equinix’s consistent growth trajectory, which we expect to continue even in the face of global macroeconomic uncertainty, keeps us on our toes and constantly learning.  Strong relationships with our internal clients, fueled by our solution-driven orientation and creative, practical advice get us invited to the table early and often and lead to interesting and rewarding work directly in support of Equinix’s corporate strategy.

Job Summary: The One Legal team at Equinix is seeking an experienced Contracts Manager or attorney to support Equinix’s rapidly-growing Canadian Government business.  This role will be based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Both conduct and advise department personnel on the review, initiation, negotiation, administration (including monitoring and reporting), and close out of Canadian Government contracts.

  • Communicate and correspond directly with customer contracting officials.

  • Initiate and manage transactional and internal escalations as necessary.

  • Act as liaison between and among Equinix business units to ensure compliance with contract terms.

  • Understand, adhere to, and promote company ethics and compliance policies.

  • Use functional experience and expertise in the review and administration of nondisclosure, teaming, and subcontract agreements.

  • Assist in the identification, recommendation, development, and implementation of enhancements to Equinix’s government contracting policies and processes.

  • Conduct proposal preparation including examination of RFP solicitation requirements and estimates, analyzing terms and conditions to evaluate risks to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, customer specifications, and proposal submission.

  • Review, improve, and address gap areas in contracting department templates and documents.

  • Travel to company locations or customer sites as and when necessary.

  • Keep up to date with ongoing industry developments and education.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • At least eight years of significant experience in engaging, directing, managing, or supervising the contracting process (for all types of contracts) with the Canadian Government (including formation, negotiation, administration, and reporting activities) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Currently holds or is eligible to obtain and maintain a Canadian Government security clearance.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong working relationships and act as a liaison between and among external and internal customers.

  • Analytical approach to problem solving, risk assessment and strategy.

  • Excellent proposal development skills, strong ability to navigate complex negotiations, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proven ability to ‘issue spot’ based on extensive past work experience and formal training received.

  • Must be a highly organized individual capable of multi-tasking and will be required to manage multiple functions and interact with personnel at all levels of management.

  • Advanced degrees in Business Administration or a closely related discipline preferred.

  • Commercial contracts legal knowledge preferred.

  • French-Canadian speaking skills preferred.

  • Strong Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel & Microsoft PowerPoint skills.

Other required critical abilities, skills, and traits

  • Approachability

  • Business Acumen

  • Composure

  • Creativity

  • Dealing With Ambiguity

  • Drive for Results

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Interpersonal Savvy

  • Learning on the Fly

  • Listening

  • Patience

  • Peer Relationships

  • Perseverance

  • Presentation Skills

  • Priority Setting

  • Problem Solving

  • Self Awareness

  • Time Management

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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