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Contract Specialist III (Houston)

Houston, TX 77042

Posted: 11/21/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Procurement/Supply Chain Job Number: 581331 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Pay: $60-68/hr

Responsibilities May Include:
  • Solicitation, negotiation, award, and post award administration of Information Technology software, hardware, maintenance, and services.
  • Executing day-to-day procurement activities in support of the Information Technology organization, including but not limited to:
  • agreement/contract/amendment negotiation
  • contract administration
  • invoice resolution, supplier relations management, etc.
  • Contributing to Procurement goals & objectives by negotiating and executing Master Agreements and commercial strategies.
  • Supporting local implementation, adoption, and compliance with Contracting Standards & Procedures.
  • Driving continuous improvement efforts to enhance and streamline contracting processes.
  • Managing assigned categories effectively and efficiently, with focus on high stakeholder engagement/management.
  • Mitigating procurement risks, while reducing total cost of ownership without negatively affecting value.
  • Maintaining appropriate contract files in accordance with document retention policies.
  • Supporting periodic audit activities.
  • Driving formal RFx (requests for information, proposal or quote) through Ariba and iCertis, including but not limited to:
  • performing pre-bid / pre-award meetings.
  • analyzing suitability of bids dependent on time constraints, cost, safety and quality assurance.
  • prepares bid evaluations and seeks appropriate approvals for award.
  • Resolving contract issues/disputes (pricing, quality, timing, claims, liens, etc.)
  • Collaborating with Legal to ensure compliance with all client clause owner requirements and legal statutes.

Position Requirements Basic / Required:
  • Bachelor degree or 8 years equivalent experience with Procurement and/or Information Technology business.
  • Experience with purchase orders, sourcing, negotiations, and contracting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, SAP, Ariba, and other procurement technologies.
  • Experience leading multiple Procurement initiatives concurrently across sourcing, contracting, materials management, and/or Procure-To-Pay (P2P).

Preferred Requirements:
  • Procurement experience in the energy industry.
  • Ability to interface across functions and with key stakeholders in a matrixed organization.
  • Strong analytical, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to negotiate and influence critical decisions.
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