Law : Commercial Contracts Attorney


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Columbia (Maryland) (USA)
Entry level
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We are seeking a Contracts Attorney to work at our North American headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. This position is responsible for providing contractual support of RSNA’s commercial and government contracts for the sale and distribution of Rohde & Schwarz’s products and solutions. This role reports to the Vice President of Legal & Contracts. This person will be actively advising senior leadership and will work with and provide guidance to personnel in all departments both in the U.S. and abroad. This is a hybrid position working from our Columbia, MD office 3 days a week.

Your tasks

  • Draft, negotiate and interpret commercial and government contracts between RSNA and its customers.
  • Write, analyze and respond to requests for proposal or quote. Advise internal stakeholders on contractual and operational risks.
  • Negotiate customer orders under existing framework agreements, and SOWs in support of RFQ/RFP responses and existing master agreements.
  • Ensure compliance with Global Directives, corporate policies, contract provisions and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and review business correspondence with customers and coordinate with functional departments to ensure contract performance.
  • Maintain accurate and complete contract files.
  • Collaborate with contract administrators to ensure accuracy and completeness of their work from a technical perspective.
  • Review contract templates, contract clauses, policies and procedures, to identify areas of improvement to address changes in laws, regulations or business practices.
  • Research a broad range of legal, contractual, and regulatory matters to support the company’s business initiatives. Provide accurate and timely legal advice to a diverse, cross-functional group of internal clients.
  • Use of software platforms (i.e., Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Deltek, SAP) as needed to perform tasks.

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Your qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree and bar admission to any State.
  • A 5-10 years’ experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial and government contracts.
  • Ability to work in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Negotiator who seeks to resolve different perspectives or matters of dispute by discovering shared interests and finding mutually acceptable solutions.
  • Takes initiative to deal with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.
  • Able to adapt in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Listens and communicates openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.
  • Ability to solve problems analytically that leads to creative and pragmatic solutions to business challenges.
  • High integrity with strong business acumen and good judgment.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently.
  • U.S. person capable of receiving export-controlled data.
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time.
  • Hybrid work from home / office environment
  • Preferred - NCMA Certification, experience with FAR/DFARS, Uniform Commercial Code, and U.S. export regulations.
  • To be considered, candidates must have US citizenship or permanent work authorization.


We are looking forward to receiving your application!

This is a full-time position with a base salary range of $125K-$165K plus benefits. The range is determined by the position, geographic location and level. Individual pay within the range is determined by several factors including location, education or training, relevant work history, sales incentive structure and job-related skills.

We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class.
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded more than 85 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the world.

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  • Long-term & attractive work environment

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