Contracts Manager

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | Full-time


Role Summary:

This is an opportunity in the exciting and fast-growing transportation technology industry.  You’ll join a rapidly growing team and massively lift the company’s growth trajectory. 

As a Contracts Manager, you will work closely with the CEO and the RideCo business team on all legal matters. You will provide day-to-day support for the business on commercial contracts, you will manage any ongoing legal projects including litigation management with external counsel, and oversee contract execution.  You will have the opportunity to make a major impact on the company by streamlining our contracting process and your success will be measured by how well you keep the company running smoothly through legal matters, allowing everyone to stay focused on core business responsibilities.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all legal documentation: Own the organization and proper process management of all legal documents including contract drafting, modification, execution, amendments, and renewals.
  • The primary point of contact for external counsel: Manage the relationships with and the use of all external counsel while improving the process for legal review to minimize external counsel spend.  
  • The first point of internal contact: for all legal requests, provide first review and redline, feedback, and escalation to external counsel as required.  Finalize negotiated agreements for execution.
  • Manage all routine legal work: Create, maintain and improve legal templates. For the revenue team, assist with pre-and post-bid RFP proposals with regards to contract review, form completion, and insurance requirements.
  • Project management: Manage, own, and standardize the activities involved in all legal or contract exercises, whether ongoing litigation, creation of a new contract template, or negotiation of a Master Services Agreement/contract.

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • 5+ years experience drafting and negotiating contracts with a sound knowledge of legal principles and the contracting process (government contracts is an asset)
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with a proven track record of establishing legal process and approval, adhering to frequent deadlines
  • Organized with the ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently while setting appropriate expectations with internal/external parties
  • Software: Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel), Google applications (Gmail, Google Docs), DocuSign, Adobe Acrobat
  • Education: Bachelor degree, preferably in Finance or Business Management
  • Paralegal certification is an asset
  • Location: Based in Waterloo, Ontario

Compensation and benefits:

  • Base salary: $60,000 - $90,000
  • Work-Life Balance: Flex time, work from home, vacation time
  • Benefits Plan: Dental, prescription, disability, massage, and more

Who we are:

RideCo powers on-demand transit. Public transit agencies use RideCo's cloud-based software platform to provide on-demand shared rides in dynamically routed buses and vans. Our clients include some of the world’s largest transportation operators such as San Antonio Metro, Los Angeles Metro, Calgary Transit, and Grab.

Have you experienced getting frustrated with transfers and waiting while taking a public bus? Have you seen buses drive around in low-density areas with very few passengers on board and wondered how inefficient that seems to be? You're likely aware of the first & last mile access challenges faced by transit hubs. We are solving these problems by re-imagining shared mobility. Imagine a world where vehicles have dynamic routes responsive to real-time trip demand. This 'dynamic shuttle' (or van /sedan) would pick you up, on-demand, at or near your doorstep, and take you to your destination or transit hub. Along the way, it may pick up other passengers going in your direction. Your experience will be seamless: less waiting, less walking, fewer transfers, shorter travel time, and timely pickups and drop-offs. RideCo's 'dynamic shuttle' platform enables this new mode of transit. By seamlessly moving more people in fewer vehicles we are catalyzing a generational shift in how people get around cities and towns. This means commuters spend less time in transit and more time doing what they enjoy.

RideCo powers a diverse range of use cases, including residential/ suburban travel; first-mile-last-mile connections for transit hubs; and corporate employee transportation. We are investing to scale up and capture the growing demand for on-demand shared rides solutions.