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Contract Manager

Req id:  40004

Paris, 75, FR Reading, GB


OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.

Strengthen our Contract Management-Team at our location in Paris or Reading with your commitment as a Contract Manager.


Your Impact
In partnership with the Global Sourcing teams, you are responsible for all inbound/procurement contract negotiations and ongoing contract lifecycle management activities. You will advise on a wide variety of commercial contracts including HR, benefits, payroll, travel, marketing & events, contingent labour, corporate services, real estate and facilities, I.T. with a particular focus on data privacy and security and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You will help us to build scalable tools and processes to support a growing global business as well as sourcing and procurement transformation initiatives.


What the role offers

  • Drafting, evaluating, reviewing, advising on, interpreting, and negotiating various supplier agreements, including statements of work and aligning with OpenText legal standards
  • Contract strategy, negotiations and contract lifecycle management
  • Independently interpreting contractual clauses and managing contractual disputes, including corrective action
  • Researching global data protection laws and policies, reviewing privacy impact assessments, and other relevant data protection activities
  • Support in managing the contract change order process; Managing the contract close out procedure according to OpenText policies as applicable to established contracts
  • Reviewing and transitioning of all supplier contracts related to merger and acquisition transactions to ensure that all contracts are loaded into the OpenText contract repository and set up for effective management and administration, Identifying legal risks and opportunities 


What you need to succeed

  • Minimum of a JD, LLB degree or equivalent, ideally UK, French or German qualified lawyer with post qualification work experience
  • Relevant contract management or legal work experience with commercial contracts
  • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) or Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) designation through the National Contract Management Association or other similar designation or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge and expertise in common and/or civil law
  • Proven ability to interact with all levels of the company including executive management; strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence, problem-solve collaborate and build relationships
  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional global teams; Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality; demonstrated strength in working in a high change environment as well as an ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Educate global procurement teams with respect to legal and risk management, contracting practices and procedures
  • Fluency (oral, written and reading) in English and an additional language: German and/or French is required. (We kindly ask you to apply in English).

One last thing
OpenText is more than just a corporation, it's a global community where trust is foundational, the bar is raised, and outcomes are owned.  

OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at

We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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