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Contracts Manager, Japan

Tokyo / Japan


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Your Opportunity

Blue Prism is seeking a highly motivated, confident, and detail-oriented Contracts Manager to be part of our APAC Legal team. You will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic software company which is a trailblazer in robotic process automation. A successful Contract Administrator will demonstrate a strong attention to detail along with the ability to improve contracting processes for our company. Our ideal candidate has previous experience managing contracts, exemplary follow-through skills; an ability to identify and drive process improvements in-country, a knack for coordinating between sales, operations, and legal teams; and outstanding communication skills with internal stakeholders and external partners.

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Our Ideal Candidate

  • Support the APAC Legal team in contract drafting, negotiations, and obtaining translations of legal documents
  • Review and negotiate NDAs through to signature
  • Managing signature process once contracts have been finalised and approved
  • Support for updating and maintaining the APAC – Japan contracts and templates databases, including obtaining translations
  • Assist with the development and management of contract tracker documents and other Legal team administrative tasks relating to Japan
  • Coordinating deadlines and working with the sales teams to obtain approvals for non-standard deals
  • Provide practical advice and guidance to sales teams relating to contract generation
  • Build strong working relationships with Japan sales teams, including sales ops, and with corporate functions in APAC/EMEA where necessary
  • Explaining contractual terms to sales teams and interested parties, as required
  • Acting as a general facilitator – bridging cultural/language gaps between Japanese customers and partners and global stakeholders
  • Contribute to the work of the global legal department by assisting with special projects as required
  • Collaborating closely with the APAC Legal team, Japan sales operations and business functions on all contractual documents and databases
  • Serving as the first point of contact on legal matters in Japan Identifying opportunities to improve business processes and propose plans to implement changes
  • Identifying opportunities to improve business processes and propose plans to implement changes


Required

  • Fluent in written and spoken English (business level) and Japanese (native level)
  • 4+ years of proven work experience in contracts administration, management or as a paralegal, or relevant role in a law firm or in-house legal department, with responsibility for reviewing, drafting and negotiating standard commercial contracts; experience in MNC or high-performing sales organization in the software industry a plus
  • Working knowledge of contract law in Japan
  • Familiarity in contractual drafting and negotiation
  • Degree or diploma in law or business administration
  • Ability to pick up new tasks quickly and change priorities as needed
  • Both detail and process-oriented, with strong organisational skills
  • Pragmatic and commercial approach Self-starter, able to manage competing demands and workflow in a demanding sales-driven environment
  • Ability to work with varying seniority levels, including staff, managers and external partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated collaborative approach and ability to build relationships and networks across a geographically dispersed organisation
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in the RPA, technology and software industry, and familiarity with related concepts
  • Excited by the opportunities presented by joining a fast-paced, hyper-growth, and international environment
  • Understanding of corporate culture in start-up and/or established corporate environments
  • Any additional Asian languages other than Japanese would be a plus
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Additional Information

Blue Prism is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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