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Contract Specialist

Company: Russell Tobin & Associates LLC
Location: Glendale
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Our client is looking for a Contract Specialist to join their team for an 8-month contract. This is a 100% remote opportunity. This position will report to the Strategic Sourcing Manager. The Contract Specialist has general knowledge and good understanding of various forms of 3rd-party supplier contracts across a number of indirect spend categories (e.g. professional services, consulting services, training, executive coaching, and recruiting) and has primary responsibility for completing contract transactions. This position works with the Line of Business (LOB) and/or more senior Sourcing Specialists to develop, source, and execute a variety of low to moderately complex sourcing processes/contracts of low to medium dollar value.The Contract Specialist will also conduct competitive bid processes such as Request for Quotes (RFQ's) and Request for Proposals (RFP's). Candidate must be capable of working independently with business to clearly define requirements for inclusion into the competitive bid process, development of the bidder proposal and pricing sheets, the evaluation and selection process, and the contract award.Duties & Responsibilities• Meet with business clients to understand their 3rd-party supplier needs and determine the most appropriate sourcing process and/or contract transaction to meet these needs. Complete processes/transactions.• Develop the business requirements and bidder proposal documents for use in conducting competitive sourcing processes such as RFP's. Lead the competitive bid process.• Develop, negotiate, and execute appropriate contract form. Coordinate review and acceptance of final contract form from our Legal Dept.• Comply with our contract review and approval policies such as 3rd-party Risk Assessment, Legal Review, and Finance Governance requirements.• Obtain electronic signatures and countersignatures for all contract documents via DocuSign; Record all contract transactions in sourcing system of record, Coupa.• Track all work in progress in our sourcing's Work In Progress (WIP) Report on a weekly basis.Required Skills• 5+ years of experience in procurement or sourcing roles with responsibility for contract development, contract negotiation, and conducting RFP's.• Microsoft Office Suite, specifically proficiency in MS Excel (pivot tables, graph and chart creation, and use of formulas for calculations and spend analysis), MS Word (redlining of contract templates via track changes, formatting such as headings and table of contents), and MS PowerPoint (creation of slide decks, creation of tables and diagrams, insertion of images, etc.).Desired Skills• Experience with Coupa contract management or purchasing system experience or similar system such as Ariba.• Experience using DocuSiSkills: gn or other electronic signature application.• Experience with Supplier Diversity and/or Supplier Environmental Sustainability practices.
Pay Rate: $55-$68/hr based on experience
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Keywords: Russell Tobin & Associates LLC, Glendale , Contract Specialist, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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