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Contracts Paralegal

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Keywords Studios continues to build world leading capabilities in services that video game and other interactive content creators need. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients working as their external partner, providing access to our teams of experts where and when needed.

People that work at Keywords Studios are passionate, talented, committed and resourceful. Human talent is our most valuable resource and, as a business, we thrive on diversity, celebrate uniqueness and work as together in teams, either physically in one of our 70+ facilities across 26 countries around the world or else virtually.

Role Overview

Keywords Studios now has an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Paralegal to be a part of its growing Contracts team. This position will work with the team’s other Contracts Paralegals and support and report to the group’s Philippines based Commercial Counsel. The Contracts Paralegal will be responsible for the drafting, negotiation, administration and management of legal contracts across the group.

Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating legal contracts, including master service agreements (MSAs), statements of work (SOWs), quotes and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), and ensuring that any potential issues are flagged for consideration internally within the group.
  • Liaising with the group’s Sales, Legal, Information Security, Production and Finance teams to ensure that contracts are moved through the contract workflow quickly and efficiently.
  • Processing new contract requests and providing the necessary information required with a view to progressing contracts through to signing stage.
  • Managing files and working independently to see matters through to completion.
  • Supporting the Contracts, Sales, Legal, Information Security, Production and Finance teams with ad-hoc queries about contract status and other required information.
  • Carrying out audits on the contract database and flag contracts coming up for expiry/renewal.
  • Arranging for the signing of contracts using DocuSign.
  • Ensuring that contracts are filed correctly with the necessary information within the group’s customer relationship management (CRM) Salesforce system.
  • Providing copies of contracts and information regarding contracts to the Finance team in connection with the group’s audit process.
  • Identifying inefficiencies in the contracts workflow and working with the Contracts team to improve the function.
  • Any other related duties as required from time to time.

Benefits

  • Great Place to Work certified for 3 consecutive years
  • Remote work set-up

Experience & Requirements

Qualification/Experience

  • Prior experience working in-house or at a law firm required.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting legal contracts.
  • Understanding of basic legalese and standard legal contract terminology.
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and to handle a large number of concurrent requests of a time sensitive nature by being flexible, organised and able to prioritise and manage own workload.
  • Excellent project management and communication skills and strong attention to detail.
  • A “can do” attitude and good work ethic.
  • Creative and innovative thinking with a view to balancing commercial demands against legal risk.
  • Ability to communicate professionally, effectively and persuasively, including by explaining potentially complex clauses in a simple manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills along with the ability to work effectively with others at all levels of the organisation.
  • Experience working with CRM tools such as Salesforce an advantage.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English (additional languages are an advantage but not required).
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