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Contracts Manager



Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Job Location: Portland (Hybrid)

Our Department: Legal

What You Will Do

As a Contracts Manager, you will report to the Sr Corporate Counsel within Trimble's legal team. You will primarily support the Construction Management Solutions (CMS) division of Trimble in creating, reviewing, negotiating, and administering contracts related to business relationships with customers, vendors, and partners. You will be expected to work independently with internal business clients using templates and playbooks to create, modify, and negotiate contracts that adhere to company requirements and risk tolerance. You should be a highly collaborative person who is able to provide proactive and creative solutions and strategies that are responsive to the needs of internal business clients including product development, partner program, marketing, sales, and services teams.

Key Responsibilites & Duties

  • Contract Creation: Respond to internal business client requests for agreements based on templates with any necessary modifications or customizations.

  • Contract Review: Gather and analyze information related to the scope and risks under the contract; make redlines and comments based on sound logic and rationale with reference to available playbooks, escalating as needed within the legal team; advance contract toward resolution by communicating frequently with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Contract Negotiation: Negotiate contractual terms and conditions with reference to company requirements and risk tolerance while maintaining professionalism and a customer service-based approach.

  • Organization and Process Management: Proactively identify areas to increase scalability and efficiency in the contracting process, proposing and implementing new policies and procedures as needed.

  • Special projects as assigned.

Employee Value Proposition (EVP)

This position offers the opportunity to play a crucial role in shaping the contractual foundations of the organization's business dealings. You will be pivotal in safeguarding the organization's interests and ensuring the legality and fairness of business agreements. This role is ideal for someone with a strong acumen for contract law, negotiation skills, and an eye for detail.

What Skills & Experience You Should Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree, paralegal degree, or paralegal certificate.

  • 3 years’ experience working in a corporate legal department in contracts administration, contract negotiation, or a similar role.

  • Strong understanding of contract law and legal principles.

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with an aptitude to thrive in a fast paced environment.

  • Outstanding critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to leverage technology to streamline processes.

  • Able to adapt to different situations and work effectively with different groups of people.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to represent the company in a positive and professional manner.

In a hybrid role, you will work with your manager to establish a mutually agreeable schedule for your time working in the office based on the position and the business need. Typically hybrid positions are 1-3 days per week, or 20%-60% of the month in the office.

Trimble’s Inclusiveness Commitment

We believe in celebrating our differences. That is why our diversity is our strength. To us, that means actively participating in opportunities to be inclusive. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have guided our current success while also moving our desire to improve. We actively seek to add members to our community who represent our customers and the places we live and work.

We have programs in place to make sure our people are seen, heard, and welcomed and most importantly that they know they belong, no matter who they are or where they are coming from.

Trimble’s Privacy Policy

Reviewed 01/19/24


Pay Equity


Trimble provides the following compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that it in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position. This compensation range is based on a full time schedule. Trimble reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


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Trimble offers comprehensive core benefits that include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Time off plans and retirement plans. Most of our businesses also offer tax savings plans for health, dependent care and commuter expenses as well as Paid Parental Leave and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


Trimble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and embrace our
candidates' diversity and take affirmative action to employ and advance individuals
without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation,
religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy (including
childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, marital status, genetic

information, and all other legally protected characteristics. We forbid discrimination and
harassment in the workplace based on any protected status or characteristic. A criminal
history is not an automatic bar to employment with the Company, and we consider
qualified applicants consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

The Company is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for
individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs in our job
application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation for your job,