The Legal team supports Datadog's rapid growth by providing a wide range of legal services across a highly dynamic technology company, from driving new business via contracts and compliance efforts, to protecting Datadog's intellectual property. Datadog's Legal team works with virtually every team across the organization, from engineering to product to marketing.
Datadog is looking for an experienced and versatile Senior Contracts Manager to join its expanding Legal team. The Senior Contracts Manager will be a primary point of contact responsible for vendor contract review, authoring, revisions and negotiations, as well as supporting the continued buildout of related systems and process adoption.
Work closely with the Legal Team (particularly the Commercial Counsel), the Procurement team and other internal stakeholders across the business to support vendor and other supplier and service provider agreements from intake through execution to end-of-life.
Review, draft and negotiate confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, office operations contracts and other documentation, contract services agreements, professional services and consulting agreements, hotel and events contracts, marketing documents, equipment purchase/rental and maintenance agreements, end user license agreements, technology product and service agreements (including data security terms), software license agreements, SaaS agreements, and related statements of work, ordering documents and amendments.
Develop appropriate contract templates, modify templates as necessary and draft supplementary contract language as needed for specific vendor and other provider transactions.
Work collaboratively with the Legal team, the Procurement team and business stakeholders to identify gaps between proposed contract terms and identified business requirements.
Support the ongoing development of negotiation playbooks to triage and process high-volume agreements.
Support the implementation of contracting technology (tools such as CLM or AI assisted review)
Respond to inquiries regarding terms in existing contracts and assist stakeholders in understanding contract provisions.
Coordinate agreement and vendor reviews with the Privacy and Security teams to balance and monitor vendor risk.
Initiate and participate in various projects and identify opportunities to support department and company goals and requirements.
A contracts and legal operations professional with at least 8 years of relevant experience, including in or with SaaS business and contract management systems
Experienced negotiating a broad range of agreements, including data privacy and security in SaaS
Skilled in analyzing, synthesizing, explaining and negotiating legal terms
Experienced in self-service contracts, training materials/playbooks and related workflow processes and platforms
Organized and process-driven, with both the ability to work independently with little guidance and an understanding of when matters need escalation within or outside of the Legal team
Able to effectively communicate and collaborate cross-functionally across teams with an attitude that no job is too big or too small
Flexible and eager to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines
Equal Opportunity at Datadog:
Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
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