IT Contracts Manager

March 21, 2023

The Contract Manager reviews and negotiates a variety of procurement agreements for the procurement department;
 Manages governance process for select vendors including: supplier outreach, scorecard development and meeting facilitation;
 RFX development and execution, contract negotiation support and documentation;
 Assists in procurement projects


 Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including IT agreements and service agreements, statements of work and other vendor agreements
 Act as main contact for a number of key vendors
 Craft persuasive arguments to influence external parties during negotiations
 Manage the contract negotiation process
 Monitor contract compliance in accordance with agreed terms
 Maintain vendor database, supports KPI development and tracking
 Actively assists with vendor reviews and dispute resolutions including vendor issue log tracking and facilitating issue closure
 Manage quarterly business reviews for key vendors; participate in vendor meetings
 Understands and tracks performance of organization’s spend, supplier market, costs and tiers of vendor
 Actively contribute to the improvement of contracting processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness
 Identify and escalate to responsible attorney those issues which require legal advice
 Assist in the maintenance of a contract management system
 Create and manage execution of RFXs including post event evaluation
 Provide training and education to staff regarding agreements and processes
 Work with other teams (e.g. finance, tax or legal) on contract requirements
 Collaborate cross-functionally to meet procurement needs
 Performs additional duties as assigned

 Degree in business, administration, law, or related field
 5 years’ experience in contracting, strategic sourcing or strategic purchasing organization
 Experience as a contract manager or in a related position and experience negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts
 Experience working with vendors and service providers on the purchase of a variety of services, and technology
 Proven ability to negotiate and manage agreements with a variety of vendors, suppliers, and partners
 Advanced knowledge of contract lifecycle management
 Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
 Strong experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
 Strong written, verbal, and negotiation skills.
 Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

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