Senior Contracts Manager

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Job Description

Don’t just work for a market leading global company. Help grow one.


This is an exciting and challenging role that will allow the successful candidate to utilise their Legal & Commercial expertise to drive a strategic agenda for the organisation.


As Senior Contract Manager you will be part of a team responsible for drafting and negotiating national and multinational expense management program and product agreements/licenses for the American Express Corporate Card and Corporate Purchasing solutions.


You will work closely with business partners to draft and review all contract documentation; negotiate legal and business terms; ensure that all contracts comply with American Express' internal legal and business standard operating procedures; and facilitate the execution and safekeeping of final documentation.


In addition, our Contract Managers are also responsible that all pertinent data is accurate and complete in the company's Contracts Online database. Other general responsibilities include working closely with the Legal, Finance, Risk Management, Operations and Compliance organizations within American Express to ensure that corporate contracts accurately incorporate the company's internal policies; and participating in formation and implementation of process improvement projects.


You will enjoy the benefits of our state of the art offices in the heart of London. The building provides a unique workspace designed to encourage agile working and creative thinking. You will be part of a thriving and engaged culture where employee engagement and satisfaction ratings consistently place us amongst the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, amongst other workplace awards.


Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


  • Minimum 5 – 7 years PQE with substantial experience in Contract and Commercial Law and excellent knowledge of contracts and negotiation strategies

  • Ability to work in a complex, multinational, environment with multiple stakeholders to gain agreement and bring contracts to closure

  • People Leadership/Management experience preferable.

  • Significant work experience within contract drafting and negotiation in a corporate setting or a private legal practice

  • Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to identify alternate solutions to meet challenging customer needs

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal and external constituencies to drive business results

  • Sound judgment and the ability to balance risk and internal compliance and control policy enforcement with revenue goals in an autonomous environment

  • Excellent ability to manage competing priorities is essential given this highly visible and critical role in the sales process

  • Effective PC skills (Word/PowerPoint) and close attention to detail

  • Strong relationship focus - able to build solid working relationships with clients, colleagues and external parties

  • Commitment to integrity and values, with high personal work standards

  • Strategic thinker with good analytical skills, attention to detail even under time pressure

Why American Express?


There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.


To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (free phone, subject to individual carrier charges). For Russia based candidates on 810 800 83 000038.


ReqID: 19019860
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 6, 2019, 2:48:16 PM