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Contract Specialist and Counsel

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Microsoft Corporation

Philadelphia, PA

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Aramark (NYSE:

ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter .


Aramark is seeking a Contract Specialist and Counsel at Aramark headquarters in Philadelphia. He/she will draft, negotiate and manage complex legal documents such as contracts, correspondence, reports and other forms relating to non-litigation matters, and independently review and ensure customer contracts comply with company policies to best serve the business needs. This role is essential in coordinating and interacting with internal departments and external partners to gather all required contract information.

Main Responsibilities:

Review, draft and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including services, outsourcing, supplier, and subcontractor agreements. Review and assist the business in preparing timely responses for proposals, bids and contractual modifications. Draft memoranda, responses to RFPs and other correspondence relating to contracting and RFP processes. Analyze contractual requirements, special provisions, and legal terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate policies and business unit procedures. Identify and provide advice about commercial contractual risks and issues. Work directly with internal sales, financial, and operations personnel. Negotiate directly with external parties. Prepare and disseminate updates and analyses regarding contracting status, compliance and modifications. Maintain and update contract-tracking systems. Other duties as may be requested by the Aramark Legal Department.


J.D. required. At least 1–3 years of relevant legal experience. Attention to detail and exceptional organization skills, with persistence and professionalism. Ability to work and think independently, possessing sound problem-solving and analytical skills. Responsive and client-service focused. Willingly accepts additional responsibility, challenging tasks, and/or projects Exceptional drafting skills with strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Fully proficient in MS Office applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook; experience with a plus.

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, and hardware devices. Its Windows division offers Windows operating system; Windows Services suite of applications and Web services, including and SkyDrive; Surface RT and Pro devices; and PC accessories. The company’s Server and Tools division provides server software, cloud-based services, and solutions; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. Its products include Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, System Center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. The company’s Online Services division offers online information and content, including Bing, Bing Ads, and MSN. Its Microsoft Business division provides software and online services, such as Microsoft Office system consisting of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and Microsoft Office project and office Visio; and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Dynamics CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company’s Entertainment and Devices division offers products and services designed to entertain and connect people. Its products include Xbox entertainment platform, including Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online. It has a strategic partnership with DocuSign, Inc. and Ooyala. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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