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Contract Manager - Client Engagement

Location: Tampa, FL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2023

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Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and advisory services, is seeking a Contract Manager – Client Engagements.

This key member of the legal team will assist A&M’s legal counsel in protecting the organization's legal interests and is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating client engagement contracts. Prior experience drafting said documents, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring legal compliance is required.  A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


The Contract Manager will support A&M’s Legal Department, with the primary responsibility of moving A&M contracts through their life cycle from initial form/draft to execution.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with the legal team and firm professionals (and ultimately dedicated service lines) on various client contracting matters such as master service agreements, engagement letters, non-disclosure agreements, and ancillary client-related agreements (e.g., confidentiality, IP and technology).
  • Administer the contract management process within the Legal Department
  • Review and draft agreements to incorporate A&M standards.
  • Drive cross-functional input in the contract process.
  • Conduct contract negotiations directly with counterparties
  • Provide legal support to internal A&M counsel and also to executive management and senior staff within A&M business units

Other Functions:

  • Perform miscellaneous support tasks within the Legal Department as needed.
  • Undertake special contracts management or related projects of a complex nature upon request.


  • 2+ of experience in a legal contract related role.
  • Post-Secondary education preferred.
  • Familiarity with legal documents, non-disclosure agreements, professional service contracts and/or Master Services Agreements, including standard provisions included in these agreements.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to drive contract management process
  • Ability to take initiative and create solutions for substantive and procedural contracting matters
  • Strong communicator comfortable with negotiation and coordination among senior stakeholders at the firm as well as communicating directly with clients and/or vendors as directed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, experience or familiarity with contract management technology solutions is a plus but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of judgment/organizational skills and initiative to deal with complex duties.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask, while working under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to constantly shifting priorities and a changing work environment.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and integrity when dealing with sensitive, highly confidential matters.
  • Self-starter with a positive outlook and a desire to solve problems, while working collaboratively with members of the Legal Department and other colleagues across the Firm

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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