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Contracts Specialist

at Environmental Systems Research Institute, inc.

Posted: 11/20/2019
Job Reference #: 11462
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, contracts

Job Description

  • LocationUS-CA-Redlands | US-CO-Denver | US-MN-Minneapolis
    Job Category
    Contracts and Legal Services
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Interact with customers from all over the United States—from every industry and level of government. Your role is essential to the procurement and sales process because you will capture a deal’s nuances in order to meet Esri’s business needs and sales goals. You will exercise your negotiation skills to build relationships, mitigate risk, and protect Esri’s intellectual property. As a self-starter, you will seek to effectively prioritize assignments and issues to drive resolution, growth, and process improvement. You will work with a team of highly skilled contracts negotiators and attorneys to support the customer-focused Esri philosophy and promote the adoption of ArcGIS.


    • Negotiate complex software and cloud services agreements with large multinational customers, state and local government customers, and federal agencies
    • Respond to contract work requests promptly and provide quality, customer-focused support to internal/external customers and suppliers
    • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure contract terms are consistent with Esri’s business, financial, and risk management objectives
    • Consistently anticipate and guard against potential contractual risks and propose mitigation strategies
    • Identify opportunities to streamline negotiations and educate customers, suppliers, and colleagues
    • Maintain high ethical standards in every aspect of the position and comply with company policy, laws, and regulations


    • Experience negotiating and drafting agreements
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Detail oriented, well organized, analytical, quick learner
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced environment
    • Diligent and proactive with sound business judgment and strategic thinking
    • Ability to manage a significant volume of agreements in a timely manner
    • Excellent Microsoft Office and computer skills; Apttus or Salesforce experience is a plus
    • Bachelor’s in business, contracts administration, legal studies, economics, or a related field

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • Experience negotiating technology and services agreements
    • Familiarity with federal government contracts and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
    • Exposure to international contracting, distribution agreements, and partner agreements

    The Company

    Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

    Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

    Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email humanresources@esri.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.