Contract Manager, Real Estate

2 weeks ago
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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Job Description

The Team: How often does the opportunity arise to be an early member of a team tasked with solving a huge customer need through disruptive, innovative technology, reinventing an industry? Everyone on the team, including its legal support, needs to be entrepreneurial and work in a fast-paced, ambiguous, highly collaborative environment that’s more startup than big company. If this sounds intriguing, then we’d like to talk to you about a legal real estate role to support our Amazon Go and Amazon Books teams.

The Role: As a Contract Manager for Real Estate, you will work with Amazon’s existing real estate attorneys to support new retail business teams to secure and launch real estate facilities. We are looking for someone who has the uncanny ability to always know where they are needed, who can identify and implement process improvements, can effectively manage landlord, broker, and vendor relationships and work cross-functionally with other teams. Your responsibilities will include: leading contract negotiations; drafting contracts, including work orders, lease extensions, terminations, amendments, SNDAs and estoppels, services, maintenance, and construction agreements; coordinating and tracking review of due diligence materials; developing internal processes to track real estate and other transactions from beginning to end, including post-closing items; communicating with outside counsel. You must have excellent oral and written communication skills as this position involves direct contact with principal business owners. Flexibility, sharp organizational and process-oriented skills, a self-starting work ethic, and keen attention to detail are desired.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 5+ years of food-related retail leasing and construction contract experience within a law firm or legal department.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
The following experience is a distinct plus:
  • In-house experience at a food-related retailer or national shopping center owner/operator.
  • Significant tenant-side experience with a variety of retail business types.
  • Significant experience working with construction and utility issues.
  • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.
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