The procurement contract manager’s task is to ensure consistent management of all proposals and contracts that includes oversight of the contract management process, as well as development of specific standards for bidding and submission, contract negotiations and document management. The contract manager’s role in the contract development process requires close collaboration with various departments.
Oversee organizational contract development and management activities, and enforce organizational principles of integrity and compliance.
Develop standards for contracts, including presentation of budget, payment terms, general language and provisions.
Perform appropriate administrative and operational research to support proposal and contract development.
Conduct contract strategy meetings to identify issues and client requirements, facilitate pricing discussions, and obtain senior management input on timelines and deliverables.
Draft contractual provisions, e.g., Statements of Work, based on strategy discussions, senior management input, and organizational needs and expectations.
Identifies contractual gaps, assuring accuracy and appropriateness of contract text and attachments.
Serve as primary organizational contact during contract negotiations
Engage relevant stakeholders in negotiation decisions involving legal or regulatory requirements, contract standards and cost targets.
Develop and execute negotiation strategies that minimize potential losses and benefit the organization’s financial performance.
Maintain deadlines on deliverables and communicate on an ongoing basis with business partners and internal clients about contractual issues.
Review contractual performance of both parties to ensure compliance with terms and to identify conflicts or changes requiring resolution at contract renewal.
BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
5+ years’ experience in a contract management role, such as purchasing or contracting.
Excellent negotiating and persuasive skills, both in one-on-one and group situations.
Proficiency in utilizing and interpreting financial models and analyses.
Technically proficient with ERP systems and other analytical tools.
Experience in applying organizational standards when developing requests for proposals, negotiating terms and drafting contracts.
Ability to systematically analyze complex problems, draw relevant conclusions and implement appropriate solutions.
Adept organizational and planning skills.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently.
Strong verbal and written skills and ability to convey complex information in a way that others can readily follow.
Ability to perform at high levels in a fast paced ever-changing work environment.
Advanced Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).