Cision Canada Bilingual Contracts Specialist Full Time in Toronto, ON

Cision Canada

Branch Toronto ON CA

Bilingual Contracts Specialist
Toronto, ON

Experience as a lawyer, legal assistant, paralegal or similar. They will work confidently with sellers and clients to both build and protect our business….

Bilingual Contract Specialist

Reporting to and working closely with the Director, Contracts and RFPs, the Bilingual Contracts Specialist will play a key role in managing the client contract process at Cision. The position is critical in negotiating client service contracts, supporting our Sales teams in generating business whilst managing risk, maintaining and improving the contract workflow, supporting and training sellers, and working across teams to make our processes as efficient and effective as possible.
The primary focus will be on negotiating client contracts, both directly and in support of our Sales teams. This will include supporting our Montreal office and working with French-language contracts. The role will also involve advising the business on a range of contractual and business issues, providing guidance on best practice, and assisting with product development. A small proportion of time (up to 10%) will be spent supporting our RFP Specialist in responding to tender requests to win new clients and business, especially in French.

Qualifications and experience:
The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to combine a strong commercial awareness with a solid understanding of legal contract terms, to produce practical yet risk-aware results. They will work confidently with sellers and clients to both build and protect our business. A strong desire and ability to learn and adapt are key. In return, Cision will provide an exciting and engaging environment which rewards success and encourages personal development. You will be closely supported by the Director, Contracts and RFPs, but will have the freedom and ability to work independently.

Fluency in both English and French (verbal and written)
Completed post-secondary education, preferably with a legal qualification or equivalent experience
Experience working with legal/contract terms, preferably with experience:
Negotiating service supply or other client contracts, and managing the client contract workflow
Drafting legal terms, including new templates and amendments to template wording
Working with sales teams and clients, conveying complex issues and assisting with deal-closing
Solid commercial understanding, with an appreciation of how service companies do business
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment
Strong professional ethics and integrity
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook, with Excel and PowerPoint also preferred

Experience as a lawyer, legal assistant, paralegal or similar

Knowledge or experience of Quebec contract law
Experience drafting or working with RFP responses and other tender and sales documents
Experience with Salesforce or other CRM software
Experience in the media services sector
Cision offers paid training, a competitive salary, a wide range of employee benefits, and an opportunity for growth in a highly motivated environment.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply today!
Cision is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified individuals looking to join the organization. We will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities at any stage of the process, and applicants are asked to make their needs known.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-10
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