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Counsel - Procurement Contracts

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Date Posted: Sep 14, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


Role Value Proposition: 


This is a contracts counsel position in the MetLife Legal Affairs organization responsible to review, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of purchasing contracts in line with MetLife standard legal positions that minimize financial, performance, operational, regulatory, reputational, and technology-related risks.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Serve as legal counsel advising business partners on legal risk associated with proposed transactions while managing an active workload of commercial contract negotiations.
  • Consults with Procurement and business clients to develop negotiation strategies, subsequently draft and execute negotiation of a variety of standard and non-standard agreements, contracts, and other legal documents related to the procurement of goods and services in accordance with business needs.  
  • Confers with privacy, regulatory, cybersecurity, and compliance subject matter experts, as needed, during negotiations ensuring contracts comply with internal policies.
  • Advises on contracting policy and process standards in response to internal (e.g. procurement, vendor management, audit, security) and external inquiries (e.g., customer RFPs), as appropriate.
  • Communicates status of contract negotiations or reviews to clients and senior level management.
  • Maintains contracts database, as required. 
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • 5+ years’ experience in commercial contract negotiations or related experience required.
  • Juris Doctor and admission to at least one US state bar required



  • Working knowledge of Ariba, a plus.



MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh