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Contract Negotiator (German)

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Hoofddorp, NL, 2132 JG

Company: Bentley Systems


To be based in Dublin, Ireland or Hoofddorp, Netherlands.


Position Summary:


Our Bentley European legal department supports an organization with more than 500 employees in some two dozen countries.  The department provides assistance to internal stakeholders on commercial, corporate and compliance matters.  The Contract Negotiator will report to an EMEA Associate Counsel and work as part of the global Bentley Legal and Compliance Group.


Your Day-to-Day:


  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including commercial agreements, subscription services agreements, reseller agreements, technology distribution agreements and consulting agreements. Ensuring that contract terms conform to legal and business requirements and Company policies.
  • Assisting with research and implementation of regulatory compliance and related policies.
  • Performing legal research and preparing non-routine correspondence, contract file documentation and internal memoranda.
  • Coordinating, supervision and review of the work of outside counsel, including occasional litigation.
  • Participating in the training of sales personnel and others on Bentley legal policies and procedures.
  • Organizing and ensuring compliance with local rules and regulations in respect of EMEA subsidiaries, including coordination with finance department regarding approvals of annual accounts, bank documents and other Company Secretarial and corporate compliance matters.
  • Drafting of correspondence and other legal documents.
  • Assisting in additional substantive legal issues, as required.


What You Bring to The Team:


  • Fluency in English and German is required for this position.
  • Three+ years working experience as a lawyer, contract negotiator, paralegal or contracts administrator.
  • Degree in law or related discipline, such as university degree, Hochschule (Germany) or MBO/HBO (Netherlands).
  • Familiarity with contract management and administration.
  • Excellent communication and drafting/writing skills.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented.
  • Ability to exercise judgement within defined practices and policies.
  • Ability to work closely with legal colleagues, sales staff and management, customers, finance, administration and other internal departments.


What We Offer:


  • Competitive Salary and benefits.
  • Being an integral part of the Global Team for a world-leading software company providing solutions for architecture, engineering and construction.
  • The opportunity to work within a global and diversely international team.
  • A fun, supportive and collaborative environment.
  • Colleague Recognition Awards.
  • Social and team building events.



Who We Are:


Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.


Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2012. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market; strategic partner Siemens AG has accumulated a non-voting minority stake.

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