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Contract Manager

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DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 1000 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

DRW is looking for a Contract Manager to join our Business Services team with an emphasis on the documentation and lifecycle management of contracts and agreements as well as providing business services and support for the department.

As a Contract Manager for DRW, here are some of the things you’ll focus on: 

  • Independently work on multifaceted requests and escalations to result in effective and timely resolution
  • Document and maintain information in contract database to be used as reference data and source information for reporting and analytics
  • Proactively review agreements to identify action dates and/or potential risks or issues
  • Prepare for and execute quarterly contract lifecycle meetings and complete resulting updates
  • Work closely with outside vendors
  • Partner with internal subject-matter experts on projects and initiatives
  • Ensure completion and accuracy of all documentation associated with all suppliers and services
  • Participate in contract negotiation to obtain preferred Term & Conditions
  • Generate Purchase Orders
  • Miscellaneous administrative tasks

Required Experience:

  • Minimum five years of experience working with contracts and legal documents
  • Able to skillfully manage a diverse workload and multiple competing priorities
  • Can provide thorough and organized execution of highly-detailed tasks under time constraints
  • Can proactively and independently carry out said tasks
  • Have a meticulous and detail-oriented nature, able to detect errors and inconsistencies
  • Organizational skills commensurate with the complexity of the role
  • Manage and improve internal procedures to ensure optimal team efficiency
  • Collaborate with other members of the team to ensure business needs are met
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to influence and confidently deliver messages using clear and concise language or to interpret complex agreements
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience interfacing with General Counsel (i.e. Legal)
  • Previous experience drafting legal notices and altering language in standard contracts

What DRW Montreal has to offer you:

  • Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for the past 8 years
  • Committed to continuous learning & development
  • Industry leading benefits package and perks
  • Focused on employee well-being and work-life balance
  • Community initiatives, volunteer program and opportunities for giving back


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