In this role, the analyst provides contract management/administration services for Client. The overall goal of this position is to develop contracts in a timely fashion that accurately reflect the business transaction while minimizing risk to Client. The ANALYST will be responsible for learning and understanding hardware, software, maintenance, and service contracts. Additionally, the ANALYST will create, negotiate and incorporate contract amendments, renegotiating the contract, if required, to accommodate scope changes or changes in organizational requirements. They will work under the supervision of more experienced project managers handling simple schedules, NDAs, statements of work, small project construction agreements, or Client template master agreements. The ANALYST must determine the appropriate contract form and develops supplementary contract language for contracts. With supervision, the ANALYST will lead negotiations for contract terms concentrating on vendor agreements for all areas of Client. In addition, the ANALYST will work with their Strategic Sourcing partner and Category Specialist in developing RFPs, RFIs, and consulting with internal clients to achieve the best result for Client. The ANALYST must understand the cost drivers of each contract, and be able to forecast what actions will impact each from a financial per spective.
The ANALYST will be required to project manage their queue of 20-25 agreements that range in size, complexity and contract duration. The ANALYST will work closely with the Legal Department, Finance, BT Management, Business Unit Management and Vendor Management to refine and/or define, communicate and apply standard processes and terminology to be used when negotiating and executing contracts for goods and services. They must ensure that corporate and legal guidelines are followed. The ANALYST is responsible for learning the contract management repository and using it to create drafts, track contracts, maintain department required metrics, and providing final signed versions for department files.
Candidate must have 1-3 years experience with contract management, including contract negotiation, with an emphasis on technology agreements. Experience with RFP's and vendor selection is a plus. The candidate must have excellent writ ten and verbal communication skills, organizational abilities, and be detail oriented. They must demonstrate the ability to build strong business relationships, maintain the highest level of integrity, and be adaptable to various communication styles, situations, and personalities.
Candidates should have a strong understanding of project management, contract terms and conditions, and a general understanding of financial analysis. Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree, preferably with exposure to Business Law or a paralegal certificate with contracts specialization. A law degree or MBA can be substituted for experience.