Legal Job opening : Paralegal & Operations Analyst at Thomson Reuters

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Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading provider of news and information-based tools to professionals. Our worldwide network of journalists and specialist editors keep customers up to speed on global developments, with a particular focus on legal, regulatory and tax changes.

Job Description

Paralegal & Operations Analyst – General Counsel’s Office

Join the Thomson Reuters General Counsel’s Office as a Paralegal & Operations Analyst, combining legal documentation and systems operation skills in one digital legal career.

The Paralegal & Operations Analyst is part of a small team of lawyers supporting Procurement and Technology functions. The role supports this team half time and the broader General Counsel’s Office half time for a variety of diverse projects.

About The Role

In this opportunity as Paralegal & Operations Analyst, you will:

  • Maintain contract template library, manage contract clauses including clause mappings, and any needed translations
  • Lead the organizational effort for and assist with the editing of various forms, templates, playbooks and guidelines
  • Create tools such as training presentations and checklists related to the commercial agreement contracting process
  • Develop and implement digital operational practices, process improvements, digital process mappings, and workflows related to managing commercial transactions and contract templates
  • Become a subject matter expert in contract lifecycle management, including tools and best practices
  • Configure and administrate the business rules of legal operations systems
  • Conduct legal research on various issues, including tracking and summarizing legislative/regulatory requirements
  • Draft, review and negotiate simple or straightforward commercial agreements, including software licenses, software as a service, professional services, statements of work, service and maintenance schedules, NDAs, and similar contract documentation
  • Collaborate with Procurement and other business stakeholders on joint processes and projects

About You

You’re a fit for the role of Paralegal & Operations Analyst if you have:

  • Deep understanding of contract structures and competent understanding of contract term meanings
  • Interest in technology, including new and emerging technologies
  • Paralegal or equivalent certification a plus but not required
  • High attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent written communication, grammar, and editing skills
  • Ability to translate work into digital forms to create efficiencies
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong Microsoft Word and Sharepoint capabilities
  • Strong understanding of procurement best practices
  • College degree

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