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Senior Contracts Attorney

Company: Rexnord
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:


Reporting to the Vice President of Strategy, Business Development & Deployment within Rexnords Process & Motion Control (PMC) platform and the Assistant General Counsel of the Corporate Legal Team, the Sr. Contracts Attorney role will provide functional leadership and expertise across all aspects of the platforms contracting processes. Performing a range of contract-related responsibilities, independently as a business partner as well as under the direction of PMC management and the Rexnord Legal Department, the Contracts Attorney will review, evaluate, negotiate and execute contracts and other related terms and conditions documents, including, but not limited to, requests for proposal, sales contracts, vendor contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and leases. As a business partner with PMC management, the Contracts Attorney will employ their knowledge of business arrangements to analyze agreement structures and recommend the proper contractual agreement(s) to support the business need. The Contracts Attorney will also be the first point of contact for answering questions and resolving issues regarding a contract during the entire term of the agreement. The successful candidate will perform all functions with a high level of accuracy, accountability, and initiative.

* Lead all aspects of PMCs contract development while working closely with business leadership, internal functional groups, and external counterparts to evaluate, analyze, negotiate, seek approval, execute, file, and establish post-signing management processes across a wide variety of complex agreements.

* Serve as the point person to implement and manage a broad range of contracts and agreements, including: confidentiality and related non-disclosure agreements, commercial contracts with strategic accounts, OEMs, and distributors, IP licenses, supplier contracts, real estate leases, and a range of routine contracts and documents.

* Manage the process of engaging input of internal stakeholders and managing approval processes throughout contracting process.

* Provide contractual support to e-commerce and other key business growth efforts.

* Serve as the primary person responsible for maintaining files and electronic records for all signed agreements.

* Summarize key contracts to key internal audiences accountable to meeting obligations and securing benefits of agreements.

* Partner with cross-functional teams (Sales, HR, Marketing Finance, and Operations) to establish sound contract management processes, and resolve contract-related business challenges.

* Assist in-house attorneys with the development and maintenance of contract templates.


* MANAGES COMPLEXITY: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

* DRIVES RESULTS: Consistently achieving results even under tough circumstances

* STRATEGIC MINDSET: Seeing ahead at future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategy

* COLLABORATES: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

* COMMUNICATES EFFECTIVELY: Adjusts communication style and message to fit different audience needs

* INSTILLS TRUST: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity

* PLANS AND ALIGNS: Planning and prioritizing work with strong attention to detail in order to meet commitments aligned with organization goals

* ENSURES ACCOUNTABILITY: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments


* Minimum 10-15 years of contracts management experience in a global manufacturing company.

* Juris Doctor degree or equivalent

* Experience negotiating domestic (U.S.) and international contracts.

* Demonstrated knowledge of legal and contractual terms for a wide range of legal agreements.

* Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

* Strong business acumen and deep understanding of commercial and financial implications of strategy development process.

* Ability to use critical thinking to solve problems with a high degree of scope and terms/conditions complexity.

* Experience performing risk assessments to maximize achievement of program financial and performance goals, enhance customer satisfaction, improve profitability and support new business opportunities.

* Demonstrated project and process management with ability to multi-task routine and complex contract and proposal activities while responding to unplanned quick response requirements as they emerge.

* Team player capable of leading and participating within cross-functional project teams to meet key milestones under tight timelines and stressful conditions


Rexnord is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company with exceptional and trusted brands that serve a diverse array of global end markets. Founded in 1891, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit

Our Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services highly engineered mechanical components that help customers increase productivity and prevent downtime. Rexnord aerospace products can be found throughout aircraft from the engine to the landing gear. Our Water Management platform offers water solutions that help protect human health and the environment.

The company is operated in a disciplined way with the Rexnord Business System (RBS), a process-based framework for world-class operating performance and continuous improvement. RBS enables speed, scalability and consistency to drive superior customer satisfaction and financial results. By deploying our RBS methodology, Rexnord continues to solidify and grow long-standing, globally competitive businesses, while systematically integrating acquisitions and finding new ways to grow.

Doing the right thing has been part of our core values for more than a century. So have volunteerism and philanthropy, and our Rexnord Foundation formalized this commitment more than 60 years ago. We make our communities better with individual and organizational volunteering, matching gifts, grants, scholarships and corporate donations.

Within Rexnord Power Transmission, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components worldwide used within complex systems where our customers reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high. We keep industry moving with products and services that enhance the reliability of equipment supporting key industries, including food, beverage & liquid, automotive, energy, and mining. Our new digital productivity platform, DiRXN (pronounced Direction), based on the integration of innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies with a leading portfolio of tools, products and services, connects our customers to data and information that allows them to optimize productivity across all stages of their lifecycles.

* Competitive Salary & Variable Incentive Compensation Plan (position specific)

* Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance

* Discretionary Personal Retirement Account

* Matching 401(k) Contribution

* Health Savings Account

* Educational Reimbursement

* Matching Gift Program


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