Contract Manager/Specialist - Corporate Purchasing Legal

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Corporate Functions


Posted: Dec 12, 2018
Role Number: 200021003
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Do you love taking on big challenges without precedent? Do you possess a deep knowledge of the legal field and a passion for innovation? As a part of our Legal group, you’ll help uphold Apple’s high ethical and corporate standards, as well as defend our intellectual property. You’ll help provide legal support for all our products and businesses across the globe. Working for a company that invents entire categories and industries means you’ll be challenged to creatively apply your deep legal expertise to rare and often unexplored aspects of the law. Together with your team, you’ll provide the critical support needed worldwide for all Apple products and businesses. We have a fantastic new opportunity for a talented Contract Manager/Specialist to join our team of diverse, creative, and passionate people providing legal support for Apple corporate purchasing around the globe. Join us in a fast-paced world of varied projects that build the foundation for Apple programs and initiatives. With passion, dedication, and a desire to tackle challenges, you will play a crucial role as we help provide the legal support needed for Apple to run its global operations. You will be a key partner to a wide array of Apple teams, including Procurement, Engineering, Marketing, Apple Music, iTunes, Apple Pay, Beats, Retail, Employee Benefits/Wellness, Finance, Facilities and many more.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of transactional experience drafting, negotiating, and advising on commercial agreements as a contract specialist or equivalent
  • Strong communication and analytical skills with the ability to assess and articulate issues clearly and concisely
  • Creative problem-solver who can take a leadership role in transactions and resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and practical ways
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills


In this role, you will join a team of Attorneys and other Contract Specialists working with global business partners across Apple to support Apple’s corporate operations worldwide. Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills and an advanced understanding of standard commercial contract terms and conditions is required. You will collaborate with other legal groups and cross-functional business teams (including Procurement, Engineering, Marketing, Apple Music, iTunes, Apple Pay, Beats, Retail, Employee Benefits/Wellness, Finance and Facilities) to strategize on, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of inbound agreements in support of Apple’s corporate operations. Your daily responsibilities will include assisting in the review, negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements; resolving routine legal questions under the direction of an attorney; updating and maintaining contract templates and providing guidance to business partners. In this role, you will handle a high-volume of projects, meet short deadlines, and enjoy working in a dynamic environment.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree with excellent academic credentials, JD is a plus

Additional Requirements