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DST Systems Senior Legal Counsel - Procurement in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

While working at SS&C, you will help our clients discover opportunities in the complexities associated with mounting inflows of data, rapid technological advancements, shifting regulatory change, rising security risks and increasing demands from their customers. Your job is to help our clients discover opportunity through technology, strategic advisory and business improvement solutions. You will work with some of the world’s leading Asset Management Service Companies, Alternative Asset Managers, Banking Companies, Broker-Dealers, Distribution Companies, Insurance Companies and Retirement Companies. Everyday our global offices in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States work together to master the complexity of the financial industry to transform the most challenging tasks into opportunity and competitive advantage.

Role Overview

As the Senior Legal Counsel you will provide legal counsel and advice for the Procurement department. Acting as a subject matter expert you will work with key managers in the Procurement department, the business generally and other members of the Company’s IT, Legal, Security and Audit Departments to provide advice on procurement related contracts and related matters. Role will sit in Kansas City, MO.

Responsibilities

  • Drafts and negotiates contracts with vendors and suppliers, including services agreements, SaaS Agreements, software license agreements, hardware purchase agreements, other IT related agreements, staffing, contract labor and human resource services agreements, and other procurement or purchase related agreements.

  • Reviews legal data and advises organization on appropriate legal action to be taken.

  • Demonstrates experience in drafting and negotiating software license agreements, hardware purchase agreements, SaaS agreements, other IT related agreements, staffing, contract labor and human resource services agreements and other procurement or purchase related agreements.

  • Other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited law school and have passed, at a minimum, a state bar exam.

  • Three + years prior experience in a law firm, legal or procurement environment. In-depth knowledge and experience drafting and negotiating procurement related contracts with vendors and other strategic relationships, including software license agreements, hardware purchase agreements, SaaS agreements, other IT related agreements, staffing, contract labor and human resource services agreements, and other procurement or purchased related agreements.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (e.g. presentation, listening; and report writing).

  • Analytical problem solving and quantitative skills sufficient to handle a complex regulated environment.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary: persuasion; negotiation; cooperation; diplomacy; strong planning; organizational and coordinating skills, and strong internal consulting skills.

  • Strong computer literacy, including Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat.

Location:

Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

SS&C DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, SS&C DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

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