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Sr Contracts Manager
Company: PetSmart
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 07/02/2022
Expire Date: 10/05/2022
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Education, Healthcare, Other, Information Technology, Legal, Real Estate, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Sr Contracts Manager
About the Team

The Legal team provides responsive, collaborative, high-quality legal services and sound business solutions to our partners across all areas of PetSmart including business relationships, employment law, associate relations, real estate transactions, and others. They ensure we are operating with integrity and in line with our strategic initiatives.

About the Job



PetSmart is looking for an experienced contracts manager to support its growing business.  The contract manager will be responsible for drafting, editing, negotiating, and managing contracts, legal notices, amendments and other commercial documents in coordination with attorneys responsible for PetSmart’s contract function.  Additional responsibilities may include training, developing and maintaining forms, playbooks, and procedures to create efficiency in the business, and analyzing existing contract terms for various business stakeholders. 


The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have great organizational skills, and be comfortable working independently and exercising independent judgment within parameters in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  The associate will be expected to work directly with internal business customers and external parties and should therefore be a communicator and problem solver.



  • Analyze, draft, edit, and negotiate legal documents for different areas of the business including NDAs, statements of work, service provider agreements, amendments, order forms, and other commercial contracts for a wide variety of internal business areas.
  • Communicate with internal business groups and third parties regarding contract status.
  • Update and maintain the company’s form library and contract repository, process contractual documentation and related data, and ensure business users are able to easily identify and utilize contract forms and tools.
  • Analyze contracts for compliance with PetSmart policies/playbooks and make appropriate edits or consult with contract attorneys on exceptions.
  • Manage the company’s contract life cycle management tool and support the legal department and business on its use and development.
  • Assist with periodic training to ensure the business understands process and requirements around contract life cycle.
  • Conduct contractual research with respect to any legal matter, as applicable.
  • Perform additional contract administration duties as needed.




  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a contract specialist/contract manager with demonstrated ability in contract administration, negotiation, drafting, and management supporting internal clients.



  • N/A




  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and contract management software along with demonstrable capabilities with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).







The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of those found in a typical office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform essential functions.

About the Culture

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
  • Learn more about #LifeAtPetSmart here: https://www.lifeatpetsmart.com/life-at-petsmart/
  • Check out Associate stories and share in some celebrations at PetSmart: https://www.blog.lifeatpetsmart.com/
  • Explore PetSmart Benefits here: https://benefits.petsmart.com/
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