Contract Manager, Technology and Consulting Services

Atlassian - San Francisco, CA

Full-time | Contract
Atlassian is looking for an expert Contract Manager to join our high-performing Procurement Team. We are looking for a contracts manager who has strong attention for detail and experience in technology, such as hardware, software/SaaS, and hosted infrastructure (e.g AWS) and technology consulting services. You‘ll work closely with key partners across Atlassian. You will build effective cross-functional working relationships and actively participate in worldwide contracts management. You will have exposure and interaction with departments across the company and world as well as our external suppliers, so strong social and interpersonal skills are a requirement. You will be a trusted partner and advisor to Sourcing colleagues and internal customers providing practical and timely contractual input, identification of contractual risks and informed consent, and excellence in drafting contract documents.

You'll also have input in development of the contracts management function within Procurement at Atlassian, helping us to build out a key component of our four pillars of a globally scalable procurement group including Sourcing, Third Party Risk Management, and Operation

In this role, you will get to:
Work alongside IT, Hosted Infrastructure, Development groups, Marketing, Workplace Experience, and other internal customers
Structure, draft, and negotiate technology consulting contracts, as well as purchase agreements, software licensing, and cloud subscription agreements.
Responsible for contract close-out, extension and renewal, and communicating contractual changes to all partners.
Manage the exception process for certain low-risk, low-dollar contracts eligible for "Simple Services Review" identifying new categories for fast tracked contract management
Working alongside Procurement Sourcing personnel, facilitate supplier negotiations, including negotiation strategy development, pricing, SLAs, and other contract terms and conditions.
Working alongside the commercial contract group within Atlassian Legal to learn core Atlassian legal strategies, develop contract templates and general commercial negotiation guidelines.
Participate in cross functional meetings with internal customers to capture and consolidate requirements and establish specifications.
Provide contract-related issue resolution, both internally and externally
Influence supplier selection/qualification for new products to support the Atlassian technology roadmap and overall company strategy.
Team with Sourcing leads within Procurement to develop and execute the technology category sourcing strategy.

Review technology acquisition requests to verify accuracy, specifications, ensuring requested technology meets IT standards
Supplier Management - monitor, report, and continuously improve supplier relationships. Seek opportunities to save money and improve quality of service.
Assist with identifying cost reduction/value improvements in technology spend categories.
Perform other duties as requested.

In this role we expect you to have:
Bachelor's degree preferred; supply chain concentration preferred
3-5 years of experience in the acquisition of technology (software, hardware, SaaS, and services)
5-7 years of increasingly responsibilities and experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial contracts. Emphasis on SaaS vendors, consulting and awareness of data privacy issues.
Commodity expertise in technology (focus on SaaS) for a fast-growing, global company
Ability to work independently while supporting all levels of the company
Strong negotiation skills with emphasis in IT categories (SaaS, software, services)
Experience with risk management
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic environment
Flexibility in balancing complex requirements
Outstanding communications and customer service skills
Confluence, JIRA, and Coupa experience preferred

Nice to have:
5+ years of contracts manager, or other comparable experience within a corporate legal or Procurement department
More about our team

This role reports to the Atlassian Procurement Team which is part of the global finance and strategy department within the CFO organization. You would be joining us in a hardworking and collaborative global team that is always growing, learning, and adapting. We have a positive relationship with the business with responsibility for planning, pricing and business insights!

More about our benefits

Whether you work in an office or a distributed team, Atlassian is highly collaborative and yes, fun! To support you at work (and play) we offer some fantastic perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, flexible working options, five paid volunteer days a year for your favourite cause, an annual allowance to support your learning & growth, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years and lots more.

More about Atlassian

Creating software that empowers everyone from small startups to the who’s who of tech is why we’re here. We build tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello to help teams across the world become more nimble, creative, and aligned—collaboration is the heart of every product we dream of at Atlassian. From Amsterdam and Austin, to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who want to write the future and who believe that we can accomplish so much more together than apart. At Atlassian, we’re committed to an environment where everyone has the autonomy and freedom to thrive, as well as the support of like-minded colleagues who are motivated by a common goal to: Unleash the potential of every team.

Additional Information

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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.