Contracts Analyst

Date:  Jun 19, 2024

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts Corporate
Shift Type:  Year Round


Our mission is to create the Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, create the Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We own and operate the most renowned destination resorts in the world as well as regional and local ski areas outside major cities, and connect them all through one unrivaled network. We are looking for ambitious leaders, innovators and creators to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).


Job Summary:

As a Contracts Analyst at Vail Resorts, you will work as a key member of a dedicated Contracts Team and will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts related to corporate and mountain operations. On any given day, you may be working on contracts for construction, purchases of goods, services and equipment, special events, software licensing, marketing, consulting arrangements, or hospitality bookings. You will be responsible for understanding business objectives and effectively communicating the corresponding contractual terms and conditions to both internal and external stakeholders. You will also have the opportunity to assist in the development of standard contract forms, manage configuration and use of the Company’s contract lifecycle management system, train employees on contracting issues and procedures, and lead other special projects as needed. The Contracts Analyst will report to the Contracts & Leasing Counsel and work in conjunction with both in-house counsel and other members of the Contracts Team.


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Broomfield Corporate Office

  • Expected Pay Range: $60,000- $80,000 

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round

  • Skill Level: Advanced


Job Responsibilities:

  • Review, draft, negotiate and analyze a wide variety of commercial contracts.
  • Negotiate all key terms of the commercial contracts, including but not limited to Legal and business terms to provide the appropriate level of risk mitigation as well as drive value for the enterprise.
  • Regularly communicate with internal team members and business partners to draft and negotiate pertinent provisions and accurately memorialize specific terms and conditions into appropriate scopes of work, service agreements or similar documents.
  • Interpret and explain contractual terms, conditions, rights and obligations to business staff and, with the assistance of Legal Counsel, convey recommendations with respect to specific contractual provisions.
  • Identify areas for process improvement and assist in developing best practices for contracting across the Company, including drafting and updating form agreements and contracting provisions.
  • Manage multiple high visibility, high priority contracts/projects on a regular basis and closeout a variety of initiatives expeditiously with minimal oversight.
  • Educate business partners on the process for contract review.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 3+ years of contract management experience in similar role.
  • Experience reviewing, drafting and preparing a wide variety of purchase and service agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks & high volume of contractual negotiations simultaneously.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written), and a service-oriented mindset and ability to work with individuals at all levels within the company.
  • Proficient in document filing and repository systems, with experience using an enterprise contract lifecycle management (CLM) tool.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook), as well as the ability and desire to learn and use other systems and databases such as Smartsheet or Tableau.
  • Creative problem solver with good organizational, project management, and time management skills.
  • Ability to succeed working independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Capacity to anticipate problems and key issues and to exercise sound judgment in making reasonable decisions and appropriately escalating issues when necessary.
  • A commitment to professional growth, learning, and feedback.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality.


Preferred Skills:

  • Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) certification.
  • Experience advising senior leadership in a corporate environment.
  • Proven ability to effectively organize projects while keeping up with daily workload and demands from multiple sources.


The expected Total Compensation for this role is $60,000- $80,000. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Vail Resorts offers a ‘Hybrid’ work environment for Broomfield-based roles where employees must live within 50 miles of the Broomfield office and work on-site Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and have flexibility to work off-site on Mondays and Fridays.


Please note that the ability to work in person or off-site, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work or off-site work at any time in its sole discretion. 


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID  501558
Reference Date: 05/21/2024 
Job Code Function: Contracts 
Job Type: Hybrid- Broomfield 

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