CORPORATE VICE PRESIDENT, Contract Services (Remote Role)


Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Remote, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values development, career growth, collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.




Exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced senior contracts professional to join New York Life’s Contract Services Group in its Procurement Organization.  The individual joining the team will play a critical role in the company’s contracting processes by actively driving buy-side contract negotiations, contract processes, administration and execution.  This role has been designated as a work from home opportunity.



  • Draft, negotiate and manage a broad range of commercial contracts including, but not limited to, Service Agreements, License/Maintenance Agreements, Hotel/Hospitality Agreements, Facilities Agreements, Subscription Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Amendments, and Statements of Work.
  • Ability to manage and draft contracts across a wide array of sourcing categories and transaction types in both non-technology (professional services, management consulting services, marketing (print production), staff augmentation, and trade services) and technology (OEM/reseller, maintenance and support, hardware, telecom, software as a service and software license).
  • Partner with company’s Legal, Risk, Information Protection and Security and other cross-functional teams to ensure adherence to respective policies, processes, and established standards.
  • Collaborate with sourcing managers, business partners, and external suppliers for successful completion of assigned contracting projects.
  • Act as a point of escalation for procurement team members and company stakeholders for contract related matters and questions.
  • Assist with maintaining, developing, implementing, and continuously improving processes and procedures for consistent, compliant, and efficient contracting processes and operations within Procurement.
  • Define risks and communicate escalations effectively with management and relevant stakeholders to resolve contractual issues quickly and accurately.
  • Initiate, track and monitor contract changes, deliverables, correspondence and risks, and maintain associated documentation as needed.
  • Assist with design, build out, and maintenance of contract management system and associated contract databases; identify any gaps, duplicative processes or areas of improvement and drive improvements for automation.



  • Mentor and develop more junior members of the team; leverage their strengths and help them build upon any skillset gaps/areas of improvement to help drive team and individual success.
  • Demonstrate contract management expertise and leadership to team members, business partners and generally across the NYL enterprise.



Required Skills

  • Ability to draft, review and analyze contracts quickly and accurately with extensive working knowledge of commercial legal principles and terms.
  • Understanding of risks and regulatory concerns associated with commercial contracting (e.g., privacy, data security, contingent labor).
  • Strong negotiation skills combined with practical business judgment.
  • In depth knowledge of strategic sourcing practices and contracting compliance objectives and best practices.
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure to meet specific deadlines while staying aligned with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent, clear, concise and timely communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Financial services company experience preferred.

Additional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree preferred, JD or similar professional degree strongly preferred
  • Experience in technology related contracts highly preferred
  • A minimum of 7+ years of relevant contracting experience in a procurement group, in-house legal department or law firm.
  • Experience with purchasing systems, contract management systems and organizational interfaces (including e-procurement, Ariba, SAP and e-RFP tools)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively across cross-functional teams, and doing so in a remote environment
  • Managerial Experience


Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by our Foundation. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 85329




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