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Job TitleSenior Counsel, Government ContractingOverview
Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments business, connecting cardholders, customers, financial institutions, merchants, government agencies and businesses worldwide.
Mastercard's Global Government Contracting team is part of the Strategic Initiatives & Technology group which also provides legal strategy and execution for Operations & Technology, Corporate Development & MA and Marketing & Communications. We are searching for a seasoned government procurement specialist with familiarity in the process of responding to government solicitations and understanding a variety of contract structures.
This full-time role will be based in our London office and support the IMK EU/LAC Region within Mastercard from a contracting perspective on government opportunities. You will have a leading role and work in partnership with the relevant business teams, region attorneys and product attorneys. You will:
• Manage a significant workflow of agreements, draft and negotiate RFP responses and agreements with prime contractors, various government agencies and other strategic partners.
• Support business teams and assigned attorneys on enterprise-wide global expansion efforts to drive growth by executing new government contracts, track new and emerging regulations and develop or enhance processes and procedures all with risk mitigation at the center
• Support product attorneys to ensure government compliance is built into Mastercard's government solutions product development process
• Design or enhance templates, playbooks, processes and procedures needed to scale the government business.
• Develop strategies for negotiation aligned with company objectives.
• Partner with members of the Global Contracting team to align on best practices, identify areas for improvement and see around corners to recognize future needs.
• Support the business teams by advising and documenting post-contract award requirements.
• Develop strong relationships with the business and assigned attorneys.
• Provide training, as needed, on government contracting best practices
• Maintain records, spreadsheets, and other tracking documents as required to support internal and external audits, manage contract-related data, and generate reports as required.
All About You
• Seasoned government procurement/contracts attorney with at least five years' experience in government contracting procurement processes.
• Law degree required
• Experienced with the competitive procurement processes in government acquisition.
• Preferred experience includes contracting on behalf of commercial contractors providing multiple products and services under contracts to the government.
• Strong knowledge and familiarity with responding to government solicitations and understanding a variety of contract structures and regulatory /local law requirements
• Strong business acumen, sense of urgency and a team player with a collaborative attitude and an ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines is a must.
In many locations, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in our NYC offices, as required by law, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted inside Mastercard offices unless a reasonable accommodation has been approved in advance.
Corporate Security Responsibility
All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:
- Abide by Mastercard's security policies and practices;
- Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
- Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
- Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard's guidelines.
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