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Date live: Feb. 03, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Legal

Reference Code: 90364103

Contract: Permanent

VP- Global Contract Services (“GCS”) Master Agreement Negotiator
Whippany, New Jersey

 As a Barclays Vice President of Global Contract Services (“GCS”) Master Agreement Negotiator within the Risk Solutions Group and Corporate FX , you will be drafting, negotiating and executing various master trading documentation in support of the Barclays Markets business, such as Rates, Foreign Exchange, Credit, Latin America, Risk Solutions Group. Additionally, you will also be involved in the negotiation of master trading documentation for the firm’s Markets business. 

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?

•    Drafting, negotiating and executing capital markets contract documentation with an assigned portfolio of Barclays counterparties 
•    Ensuring that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Barclays Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Policies
•    Ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and documentation risk controls and adhering to associated guidelines and procedures 
•    Managing the negotiations process by identifying and escalating potential risks and other issues in a timely manner, and proposing viable solutions while not compromising risk and control function
•    Providing the business with the regulatory and legal impact of issues raised during negotiations to facilitate timely outcomes and tailor solutions for relevant stakeholders
•    Conducting independent legal research and managing relationships with external counsel, in accordance with Barclays requirements on external legal spend
•    Helping team members in managing negotiations with clients, including sharing know-how on possible approaches, drafting of variations and working closely with Markets lawyers 
•    Identifying processes that can be improved around data capture, technology and documentation

What we’re looking for:

•    Bachelor’s Degree (BA) or educational equivalent
•    Comprehensive understanding of loan linked documentation
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
•    Experience, knowledge, and understanding of the ISDA Master Agreement, the financial industry and Legal roles

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Law degree or qualified attorney admitted in NY or another jurisdiction
•    Experience with a financial services firm or law firm with the ability to navigate through various IT systems used by the Legal function
•    Familiarity with regulatory project implementation
•    Bi-Lingual in English/Spanish or English/Portuguese 

Where will you be working?

At Barclays, we are proud to be redefining the future of finance and here at Whippany we are defining the future of the workplace and the future of the way we work and live. We are creating a unique community, one of four strategic tech-enabled hubs that will redefine opportunity for everyone who works here. Whatever you do at Whippany, you’ll have every chance to build a world-class career in this world-class environment.


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