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Contracts Specialist

Company: KONE, Inc
Location: Moline
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYKONE, founded in 1910, is one of the largest, award-winning elevator companies in the world and our offering for employees is as competitive as our offering for customers. Not only do we provide highly competitive salaries, company vehicles for specific roles, and world-class benefits for our salaried employees - we also pride ourselves on our culture and principles. Innovation, sustainability, collaboration and ethical business practices are just some of the pillars that we use to define our own success.

  • Are you someone who enjoys assisting the legal function of a business by providing advice and services on legal concerns?
  • Do you possess thorough understanding of legal concepts, terms and negotiation issues?
  • Can you well demonstrate the highest level of personal and professional ethical conduct and confidentiality?If YES , come join our family in KONE Americas to be a part of something big!As Contract Specialist, you will protect KONEs reputation and business interests and help ensure it complies with all relevant laws and regulations. The primary focus of this position is to expand the functions and capabilities of Contract Management by handling high risk/high exposure contracts with minimal attorney involvement. Under minimal supervision, reviews, analyzes, revises, and negotiates construction, modernization, service and repair contracts to reduce risk for KONE.Primary Job Duties include:
    • Review, analyze and perform risk assessment of construction, modernization, maintenance and repair contracts of various complexities.
    • Assist branch with assessment of terms and conditions, clarifications and compliance requirements prior to and during the bidding or contracting stage.
    • Identify areas that require modification, propose modifications, and effectively negotiate the contracts with customers to reduce risk to KONE.
    • Research statutory and common law legal issues.
    • Within the Law Department, point of contact for contracts.
    • Ensure all appropriate KONE personnel comply with contract requirements.
    • Advise branches when order entry is incorrect or incomplete.
    • Analyze customer response to the Rider/Addendum using analytical skills to determine if the customer response is acceptable per the KONE guidelines.
    • Negotiate the necessary insurance and/or bonds per the term of the contract.
    • Report to the manager any issues that require modification to the Work Instructions, areas that require additional training or issues within the schedule process.
    • Additional duties as assigned by manager.
    • Cross-Functional Team Participation. Review/Write/Revise Work Instructions.
    • Other items as deemed necessary by leadership.We are seeking a qualified candidate that maintains excellent oral and written communication skills. Is organized and time management driven. You must be able to manage workload in a sufficient manner to meet all assigned due dates.REQUIREMENTS
      • Bachelor or JD degree preferred, paralegal certification or equivalent experience in similar field.
      • 5 years of experience working with high profile, high exposure contracts.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 and Internet navigation.
      • Preferred , Paralegal experience necessary to thoroughly review, analyze and negotiate high-risk or complex contracts.
      • Proficient in reading and interpreting contracts, abstracts, reports and legal documents regarding contractual issues.*Applicant must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.At KONE, we are focused on creating an innovative and collaborative working culture where we value the contribution of each individual. Employee engagement is a key focus area for us and we encourage participation and the sharing of information and ideas. Sustainability is an integral part of our culture and the daily practice. We follow ethical business practices and we seek to develop a culture of working together where co-workers trust and respect each other and good performance is recognized. In being a great place to work, we are proud to offer a range of experiences and opportunities that will help you to achieve your career and personal goals and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life.Read more on www.kone.com/careersWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: KONE, Inc, Moline , Contracts Specialist, Other , Moline, Illinois

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