Contracts Manager

We are looking for a Contracts Manager who doesn't just want to organize and store documents but actively participate in the document lifecycle - from drafting and creation to implementation and execution.

Toronto, ON


<p>Array is a leading global provider of end-to-end retail merchandising services.</p> <p>For over 35 years, we have been delivering innovation in point-of-purchase displays, self-service systems, retail fixtures and environments.</p> <p>Our clients benefit from our unparalleled range of in-house design, development and project management services; global manufacturing capabilities; comprehensive logistics and installation; complete follow-up services and our promise of continuous innovation.</p> <p>We have a robust, global operating footprint, serving customers across North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.</p> <p>Using our unique knowledge of the retail industry and its customers, we play a critical role in developing and enhancing the in-store experience for the world&rsquo;s premier retailers and consumer product manufacturers.</p>

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Overview: <p>Array is transforming. Every day we become a stronger global company. With over 1500 employees and exponential growth, we are redesigning how we better serve customers and scale our business. We are building on strength acquiring new businesses and talent to increase our capacity and capability to innovate and accelerate rapid growth.</p> <p>A leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry, we work with top brands like Est&eacute;e Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al to name just a few. Experts in our field with over 35 years of experience, we are transforming our business process leveraging our deep industry knowledge and design innovation.</p> <p>As we expand around the world, we are looking for critical thinkers who are data-driven and have a strong voice to help us steer towards the future and carry out our vision. Joining us now is a chance to lead our transformation, to make a mark and chart our future and your career.</p> <p><strong>Who we are looking for?</strong></p> <p>Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, we are looking for a strong communicator with an eye for detail to join us as our new Contracts Manager. This isn&rsquo;t just a role for pushing paper - we are looking for someone who can be strategic and add value to the contract negotiation and management process. Someone who has worked in the legal field who can interpret and contribute to complex contracts providing insights and expertise on contract language, terms and conditions, implementation processes and risk. This is a role where you can keep your hand in the legal corporate arena but without the long overtime hours and little or no work life balance. Whether you are looking to cut back on hours at the office, returning to work from a professional pause or looking to step up into a more senior position, this is a chance to impact a rapidly scaling global company.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <p><em><strong>A Dynamic Environment.</strong></em>&nbsp;Array is not a repetitive, dull business. This is a fast-paced global company where the days go by quickly and no two days are the same. We are constantly evolving and scaling and with that comes new challenges every day and new opportunities to grow professionally. In this role you will get exposure to all aspects of the business at all levels of the company.</p> <p><em><strong>Growth.</strong></em>&nbsp;You are looking for a company you can commit to and will commit to you; one where you can build your career. Joining Array now means a chance to grow with us as we scale and expand internationally. This is an opportunity to introduce tools and processes that can help us scale, continue to drive profitable growth and make an impact on our commercial business. It&rsquo;s a chance to make your mark as we position ourselves for continued revenue growth, mergers, and acquisitions.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What our new Contracts Manager will do:</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Manage new contracts.</em></strong>&nbsp;You will oversee all legal contracts within Array. You will actively engage with stakeholders and business owners to assess contracts and follow up on implementation to ensure accurate execution. You will identify areas of improvement and implement and recommend changes to improve contracts and the contract process. Maintain all documents and contracts in the contract management software (Dolphin). Track all stages of the contracts calendar, ensuring deadlines and renewals are followed-up on and implemented. Collect all contract related documents and correspondence and ensure they complete and accurate.</p> <p><em><strong>Review, edit and assess.</strong></em>&nbsp;You will provide basic legal drafting including the preparation of proposal letters, termination agreementsparticipateand completion of contracts. Ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations and corporate policies by analyzing contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions. Provide your input into Service Agreements.</p> <p><strong><em>Communicate.&nbsp;</em></strong>Recommend what needs to be added, amended and edited to contracts based on legal requirements and needs of all stakeholders. Advise all parties on contract adherence and compliance expectations. Train other divisions on how to use the contract management software and keep them engaged with the new system.</p> <p><strong><em>Create.</em></strong>&nbsp;Draft legal contracts as requests come in from all business units and external sources. Proofread and edit all documents and correspondence. Maintain, publish and curate the actively intranet sites for the HR, Finance and IT teams. Prepare correspondence, memoranda, reports, forms and other documents as needed. Create and establish standard tools and documents for business contracts and documents to better manage the contract cycle.</p> <p><strong><em>Collaborate.&nbsp;</em></strong>Work with various business units and stakeholders to ensure all requirements and needs are articulated in the contracts. Collaborate with internal and external teams to ensure that contracts are completed on time and renewals are fully executed. From time to time you will support the Corporate Secretary office by providing administrative support.</p>
Requirements: <p><strong>Our new Contracts Manager will have:</strong></p> <p><em><strong>The Education.</strong></em>&nbsp;A post-secondary degree or diploma with a focus in Law Admin, Paralegal or related field.</p> <p><em><strong>The Experience.</strong></em>&nbsp;You have general corporate secretarial and corporate law experience, including familiarity with the CBCA, articles, by-laws, understanding common business associations, general mergers and acquisition experience. You have interpreted, analyzed and organized business contracts for large-scale enterprises. You have worked with business owners and executives to assess, amend and implement contracts. &nbsp;You have 3-5 years experience working a law firm as well as a large corporate institution in a contracts document related role.</p> <p><em><strong>The Business Mindset.&nbsp;</strong></em>This is not just an administrative role, you will support and help grow the business by providing insights, advisory and support for all legal documents and contracts. We need someone who is a critical thinker; someone who can think bigger than the contract in front of them and foresee the implications and growth potential in the value of the business opportunity or need.</p> <p><em><strong>The Technical Skills.</strong></em>&nbsp;Experience with a contract management software is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook is a must have.</p> <p><em><strong>The Communication.</strong></em>&nbsp;You have impeccable written and oral communication skills. You can take complex legal documents and communicate their actions participate to a wide range of people across various business units, from project managers and production teams to C-level executives.</p> <p><strong>The Array way.</strong></p> <p>Whether you are working in the engineering department in Long Island, the design studio in Toronto or around the world on the manufacturing floor, Array is a place that invests in our people and recognizes their success. We believe in open, honest communication and the input of all of our employees.</p> <p>At Array, we foster a culture of mutual respect, innovation, collaboration, and pride. From encouraging calculated risks that lead to innovation to providing access to education, on-site learning and the best technology and materials, we promise to provide a safe, creative, ethical and nurturing environment to build a dynamic career.</p> <p><strong>Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment</strong></p> <p>Array is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.</p>