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CW Contracts Specialist
Ref No.: 18-08576
Location: Plano, Texas
Contracts Specialist
6 months+
Plano, TX
  • This assignment will support client’s  business units' moderate to high complexity, contracting activities specific to Information Technology.
  • This resource will work in the Vendor Management Office (VMO), to support business unit requests to procure services related to client’s Information Technology functions.
  • The Resource must have the ability to interpret, amend and negotiate innovative and favorable contractual terms with business unit customers and suppliers.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key supplier representatives and internal customers and stakeholders
  • Develop/Administer Master Agreements, Addendums, Statements of Work, Amendments, Product Schedules, Renewals and Extensions and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
  • Perform data analysis and research of purchase orders, contract documents, procurement summary memorandums and reports
  • Contract/policy and procedure compliance
  • Support VMO contracting team with other contracting activities as required
Must Haves:
  • Experienced contracts professional with 3-5 years of experience in IT contract development, negotiations, and contract management.
  • Drafting and negotiating Statements of Work with a high focus on:
  • Software license agreements (including software as a service, maintenance, hosting, SLAs, etc.)
  • IT and Business Process outsourcing agreements (managed services, help desk, data center agreements, service management)
  • Hardware (who the major suppliers are, how they price their products/services, how you source/negotiate, etc.)
  • Proven ability to negotiate fixed bid contracts with clear and actionable SLA’s and deliverables
  • Proven ability to interpret complex policy, legal, contractual or regulatory procurement requirements and develop/manage effective contracts
  • Demonstrated analytical and negotiation skills
  • A strong working knowledge of contracts
  • Ability to effectively work in a matrix team environment with minimal oversight and maximum flexibility Possess strong project management skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal and presentation skills, superior relationship management
  • The ability to multitask, and have a good sense of prioritization and familiarization with corporate budget process
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Financial Services industry experience
  • Experience in sourcing/procurement, including gathering bids and coordinating competitive process
  • Familiarity with MyService/SNOW a benefit
  • Proficiency is Sharepoint
  • eMarketplace knowledge