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Contracts Manager



London, UK
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

Candidates should be located in Greater London.

Databricks is looking for a motivated and experienced Contracts Manager to play a leading role in Databricks’ growing EMEA commercial legal team. You will report to the Senior Managing Counsel, EMEA Commercial Legal, and will be an important part of the team responsible for reviewing and negotiating customer agreements, providing legal support for revenue-generating activities of Databricks, and much more.

The impact you will have:

You will negotiate NDAs, commercial order documents and amendments to enable some of the best known companies in the world to purchase Databricks’ cutting-edge AI and data analytics tools. You will diligently solve legal issues to enable smooth and timely transactions. The successful candidate will work collaboratively within an experienced and supportive legal team and have the confidence to guide our sales teams on internal processes. If you have experience negotiating software-as-a-service (SaaS) transactions with enterprise companies that is a bonus, but if you don’t - we will teach you that!

Your day-to-day role will include:

  • Reviewing, drafting and managing NDAs and commercial order documentation (detailing what services customers have purchased and various other commercial and legal terms);
  • Providing support and advice to sales teams on deal processes and contract management;
  • Leading contract negotiations with customers / vendors ensuring internal compliance requirements are met;
  • Learning and then mastering Databricks’ internal structures, product offerings, technology, security/data protection systems and policies to give you a foundation for providing support across Databricks' lines of business;
  • Bringing your understanding of product and pricing to guide sales teams (and customers where needed) during negotiations;
  • Applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills to propose business solutions which can meet the business’ and customers’ needs;
  • Cultivating strong cross-functional relationships with key stakeholders and provide strategic advice on the Company's go-to-market efforts;
  • Identifying and leading/assisting with process improvements, and developing good practices to streamline efficiency and take on project which can add value to Databricks
  • Contributing as a team player to help further the status of the legal department as a respected and valued partner within the company.

What we look for:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • 2-3 years of experience negotiating NDAs, Order Forms and legal amendments;
  • Experience in-house within a technology company that maintains a regular/quarterly sales cycle.
  • Knowledge of large CRM systems (like Salesforce) and contract management systems (like IronClad).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritise time and business needs in the face of competing demands.
  • Experience working with Sales Teams in a software business.


  • Private medical, dental and cash refunds for health expenses
  • Life, disability and critical illness coverage
  • Group personal pension with company contribution
  • Equity awards
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Work headphones reimbursement
  • Business travel accident insurance

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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