Position: Contract specialist
Requires talented, experienced, professional with good business acumen, basic legal acuity, project management and organization skills. These skills, combined with a suite of competencies designed to work and coordinate with *** Connect leadership, business development, operational business personnel and Enterprise Legal resources to ensure that contracts are produced to support the business goals of *** Connect (GWC). Resource must be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision in performing assigned tasks and has the ability to comprehend legal, financial and business concepts. Resource drafts Statement of Work (SOW) and associated Change Requests business language, prepares SOW templates, prepares management reporting to summarize the status of contract development, provides information to aid in management decision-making and maintains and tracks executed contract information.
The essential functions listed represent the major duties of this role, additional duties may be assigned.
Interacting and collaborating well with internal stakeholders from GWC leadership, GWC Business Development, GWC operational resources, GWC Finance, Enterprise Legal, Compliance, IT, and other functional business areas. as applicable to gathering information necessary to draft Statements of Work and support Legal with development of other contract types
Maintaining strict compliance with corporate policies and procedures relating to Business Ethics and Code of Conduct
Must be able to, with minimal supervision, determine the appropriate contracting approach to mid-complexity contract needs, as well as draft, and present all language within such contracts with prospects, clients and vendors
Must possess a good working knowledge and understanding of legal, risk and business implications of contract language
Must be detail and teamwork oriented with excellent organizational skills
Must be able to handle multiple assignments and achieve goals and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Must possess computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with the ability to grasp other software applications required to perform job duties
Prepare SOW, change request and task order templates and coordinate and incorporate input from key stakeholders and subject matter experts (e.g. GWC Connect business, GWC Finance, Enterprise business, Legal) into SOW's and other contract forms (working with Legal)
Manage contract versioning
Coordinate with Legal and Compliance to obtain input to SOW's regarding regulatory requirements
Confirm GWC Finance approved pricing that is developed by GWC business and is contained in contracts
Assist *** Legal in preparation of applicable agreements
Prepare contracts for signature by authorized GWC officer
Maintain GWC executed contracts in an electronic repository and file executed paper copies for reference
Summarize key contract terms to support decision making and repeatable processes
Track GWC contract renewal dates and inform GWC leadership of upcoming renewals/ expirations
Follow up with GWC Business Development, Account Managers and other key stakeholders on contract status
Prepare weekly contract status report
Duties as assigned by the CFO
Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience in related field
Must have at least 2 years of successful contract management experience in mid-complexity related Professional Services or General Business Services
Requires strategic as well as tactical knowledge process improvement to promote a change in procedural compliance.
Proven ability to influence across matrix and at management levels
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to lead cross functional teams
Solid contract drafting and terminology knowledge that includes understanding of subtleties of contract language, risk based language, contracting traps and pitfalls, document management and control.
Proven ability gain a good working knowledge of the products and services *** Connects provides to inform contract development and understanding which business subject matter experts from whom to obtain business direction and input.
A good understanding of best practices for contracting
Ability to multi-task and handle several assignments concurrently while still meeting deadlines
Ability to work independently, reviewing moderate to complex contract issues and recommending appropriate resolutions
Ability to comprehend complex problems
Strong organizational and time management skills
Paralegal preferred, but not required
Understanding technology related professional services
Experience in business process outsourcing
Comments for Suppliers: This position will be reporting directly to GW Connect CFO. Please send your best candidates. Thank you!