Contract Manager, Data Protection, Splunk Inc., San Francisco, CA (Remote opportunities available - East Coast time zone preferred)

We seek an experienced Contract Manager to support Splunk’s commercial privacy and security  program initiatives globally.  This role’s primary focus is to help draft, negotiate and align Splunk’s commercial privacy and security obligations in its agreements (inbound and outbound) to Splunk’s world-wide contractual, legal and regulatory obligations (Data Protection Program).

Personal Characteristics and Skills: How can I succeed at Splunk?

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a high EQ and a strong history of successful cross-functional collaboration with others;
  • Speak/write clearly and concisely with a flexible style adaptable to different needs globally;
  • Rapidly adapt to evolving negotiations;
  • Express complex ideas in easily understandable and effective ways;
  • Possess strong project management skills;
  • Work independently with a high degree of accountability;
  • Be proactive and demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, and a strong work ethic;
  • Have good business judgment and think strategically;
  • Maintain a sense of humor and live the mantra--work hard, have fun, make history!

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!

The successful candidate will:

  • Draft, review and negotiate privacy, security and data protection terms in customer/vendor/product agreements--significant SaaS experience required (+5 years);
  • Work collaboratively with legal and business clients to help identify, develop and implement process improvements to Splunk’s Data Protection Program;
  • Assist Procurement and Commercial Legal teams with contract administration, including contract process improvement, contract management tool maintenance, tracking and reporting;
  • Help identify amendments to privacy and security contractual terms and new templates or clauses as required;
  • Keep up with industry guidelines that relate to Splunk’s products, such as SOC2, ISO, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and FedRAMP;
  • Assist with performing vendor security/data protection risk assessments as part of Splunk’s vendor risk management program;
  • Help update and maintain Splunk’s customer RFP database;
  • Assist with data mapping, classification and related data management/compliance programs;
  • Assist with data protection impact assessments;
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

Candidates must have:

  • At least 5 full years of experience as a Contract Manager (Negotiator) for SaaS solutions;
  • Significant experience with SaaS-standard security programs, such as SOC2, ISO 27001, HIPAA/PCI, and FedRAMP, including a fundamental understanding of program elements;
  • Significant experience negotiating GDPR required Data Protection Addenda;
  • A passion for privacy and data protection;
  • Expertise in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Contract Management tools (Apttus);
  • Prior experience with OneTrust preferred.

Application Submission Information:  Applicants can apply directly using the following link: