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Associate Contracts Manager - 18-01438
Ref No.: 18-01438
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 06/08/2018
Associate Contracts Manager – Non Clinical Contracting 

  • Negotiate and manage enterprise-wide agreements with Professional Services, IT and Research vendors ensuring timely, accurate and market-competitive rates
  • Involvement in RFP evaluation, market analyses, contract negotiation and contract execution
  • Assessment of the level of risk of each contract request and mitigate risk through successful negotiations with vendors.
  • Assist affiliate department managers and staff in managing Partners' transactional contracting
  • Stay current on industry best practices and continuously improve knowledge transfer from Partners corporate end user
  • Work closely with members of Finance, IT, legal, HR and Business Owners throughout the contracting and negotiating lifecycle
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key vendors; develop strategic alliances within the organization.
  • Participate as an active member of committees and special projects as assigned by management
  • Seek opportunities to consolidate staffing vendors, lower costs and improve operational efficiency
Minimum Requirements:
  • 3-5 years experience in a contracting role with a focus on contracting with professional services, IT and research vendors.
  • Experience working in fast paced environment and managing a high volume of work effectively.
  • Accountable, self-driven and responsible individual who thrives in a team environment
  • Detail oriented, organized, and an ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or a related field, or commensurate experience
  • Understanding of intellectual property rights, risk assessment and compliance
  • Comprehensive knowledge of supply chain best practices
  • Expertise in contract negotiations, cost savings, vendor management, and customer relations
  • Experience in dealing with and first-hand knowledge of a variety of professional service, IT and research providers in the healthcare industry.
  • Ability to build credibility to drive change with professionals throughout the organization.
Other Preferred Attributes:
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including MSWord and Excel; familiarity with PeopleSoft, Ariba and SharePoint administration a plus