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Deloitte State, Local & Higher Education Risk Manager/Senior Negotiator in Los Angeles, California

Government & Public Services State, Local, and Higher Education (SLHE) Risk Manager

The Government & Public Services (GPS) Risk Management Team is currently seeking a full-time dedicated Senior Risk Manager/Senior Negotiator with a primary focus on State, Local and Higher Education (SLHE). Below is a detailed list of responsibilities for this role:

Government & Public Services SLHE Risk Manager:

The GPS SLHE Senior Risk Manager/Senior Negotiator will be responsible for supporting Deloitte Consulting's GPS practice from a contracting and negotiation perspective, covering the full cycle of an engagement. The role provides the organization with a focal point for business risk and contract negotiations, from analysis to mitigation recommendations to leadership. The candidate should have experience working with client delivery teams as well as experience managing the negotiation of large professional services and product contracts. Additional experience with complex Information Technology implementations and service contracts is desirable.

Guidance and support to senior business leaders within the firm

  • Serve as liaison between Principals, Directors, and Senior Managers of the firm and the Office of General Counsel

  • Advise practice leadership on potential quality and risk management issues within his/her offering portfolio

  • Provide guidance on risk mitigation strategies, contract formation and contract management

  • Facilitate internal compliance with contract terms, risk management policies and procedures, and management directives

    Proposal process and negotiation

  • Facilitate engagement review process for higher risk engagements and participate in pricing decisions

  • Consult with firm Principals and Directors on Requests for Proposals, Teaming Agreements, and Non-Disclosures Agreements

  • Conduct Risk Consultations for all higher risk engagements prior to proposal submission

  • Interpret contract requirements and obligations and provide guidance to engagement teams

  • Negotiate professional services and product contracts with a primary focus on reducing and mitigating delivery and contractual risks associated with the services being provided including Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work, EULAs, Engagement Letters, Professional Services Agreements, and Subcontractor Agreements

    Contract leadership

  • Interprets requirements of the contract

  • Monitor compliance with professional standards and contractual obligations

  • Analyze and assess potential impacts associated with contract delivery risks

  • Assist in client negotiations with clients to resolve contractual issues

  • Provides guidance to reduce project risks, adjust contract requirements to accommodate changing project circumstances, and manage expectations to contractual obligations and agreed upon performance standards



  • 10 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience managing the negotiation and delivery of large professional services and product contracts

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Client delivery experience in State, Local, or Higher Education

  • Experience with complex Information Technology implementations and service contracts

    The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $176,000 to $294,000.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.