Negotiations Specialist - New York
New York, NY
Posted Sep 28, 2021 - Requisition No. 95850
Bloomberg’s Legal & Compliance Department plays a critical role in supporting our businesses and operations around the world. We move quickly and thoughtfully to help address a variety of complex legal issues that arise across the Company’s various businesses. Our team is made up of talented and hardworking professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in an open environment to deliver results, drive innovation, and solve difficult problems. Diversity and inclusion are essential to our success, and we strive to maintain an environment where our employees are empowered to make an impact. We also recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in cultivating a supportive workplace and the importance of giving back to our communities as evidenced by our award-winning pro bono program.
The Legal Negotiations team has front line responsibility for negotiating the legal terms and conditions of our customer contracts worldwide. Our colleagues depend on us to gain deep product and commercial contract knowledge in order to support them in closing the deal, while protecting our businesses from undue legal risk.
Based in New York, you will be an integral part of the Legal department, working closely with and supported by your Negotiations colleagues and In-House Counsel. You will be responsible for negotiating licensing agreements with Bloomberg's customers, which range from major financial institutions to government entities across a wide range of fin-tech products and services that are dynamic and often cutting-edge. We'll rely on you to build internal partnerships and balance both the needs and drive of Bloomberg Sales and our customers, in a time-sensitive environment.
We'll Trust you to:
- Respond to contract inquiries and negotiate legal terms and conditions with our customers
- Multitask 30+ contract negotiations and projects at a time
- Support the RFP process for bids from our customers
- Work in close partnership with Counsel, Sales, Product, Contracts and -Accounting
- Support our partners and newer colleagues by training them on the negotiations approach/process for the products you cover
- Operate in an open and communicative way with our colleagues during all phases of the negotiation
- Be a quick learner who thrives in an increasingly regulated and fast paced environment
- Stay abreast of business sales and product strategies
- Be an active participant in identifying and supporting projects that continuously improve our own operations as well as those that streamline processes between us and our business partners.
You’ll need to have:
- A bachelor's degree or equivalent (Paralegal experience a plus)
- Experience negotiating legal and commercial terms & conditions in a customer or supplier facing role
- Experience partnering with legal counsel
- Excellent organization and time management skills
- Superb written and oral communication skills
- Strong attention to detail and risk
- Superb work ethic and judgment
- Ability to quickly learn and navigate Bloomberg’s proprietary technology, which is an integral part of the contract process workflow
- Adaptable to the changing needs of our business partners and external customers
We'd love to see:
- Experience negotiating software licensing/financial data/technology contracts
- Experience working with demanding Sales partners and customers
- Strong interpersonal skills and confidence along with excellent customer service skills
- An independent and strategic thinker who is forward-thinking, takes ownership, is service oriented and eager to learn
- A self-starter who is proactive, independent and solution driven
- An enthusiastic teammate, who is reliable, has a positive can-do attitude and is receptive to and actions feedback
- Someone who enjoys an innovative, challenging and ever changing environment
If this sounds like you:
Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.