Applied Systems, Inc.

  • Contract Specialist

    Job Location US-IL-University Park | US-GA-Atlanta
  • Job Description

    Make a Difference Every Day with Team Applied
    The people of Applied are making a difference every day through innovation and a commitment to help safeguard and protect what matters most.  With first-to-market software, mobile and data analytics solutions, Applied is revolutionizing companies to strengthen their position as trusted advisors to clients across the world.  Our core values challenge employees to make a difference every day with excellence for customers and support for the communities around us. We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.

    Learn how you can make a difference on Team Applied.

    Job Summary

    Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for a Contract Specialist to become an integral member of our growing legal team.  Operating under minimal supervision, you will be responsible for reviewing, negotiating and revising legal contracts with our customers and vendors. You will have extensive interaction with our clients during the contracting process, working closely with our internal Sales and Contract Administration teams and partnering directly with our corporate attorneys on more complex issues. 

    Additional responsibilities include:

    • Timely manage and monitor projects, including related sales and customer expectations
    • Respond to special requests according to guidelines - e.g. for additional input/approvals/treatment as needed
    • Maintain and propose improvements to contract templates and processes

     

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
    • 4+ years of relevant legal experience including expertise in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts
    • Must have outstanding negotiation and communication skills;
    • Ability to understand and negotiate legal and business issues while maintaining positive relationships with clients, vendors, partners and internal business teams;
    • Experience relating to software, technology or technical services/consulting of any kind considered a plus (special consideration for any such experience in a legal/contractual capacity);
    • Relevant certifications (e.g. Paralegal or Contract Management) are considered a plus;
    • Experience in international contract negotiations is considered a plus;

     

    Corporate Profile
    Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance.  Recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems, insurance organizations rely on the company’s software to manage their clients and policies in a consistent manner to minimize risk, reduce operating expenses, and drive sustainable growth and profitability. Leading the industry in technology innovation, Applied Systems has been at the forefront of data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Today, the company has more than 1,500 employees with customers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.  By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems remains committed to help safeguard what matters most to millions of people around the world. To learn more, please visit www.AppliedSystems.com.

     

    Employees feel appreciated at Applied Systems.  In addition to a competitive benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, we offer paid time off, a flexible ”Dress for your Day” casual dress code, and an open communication policy.  The resulting atmosphere is professional and conducive to productivity, yet comfortable and fun.

     

    Applied Systems welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

     

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