Contracts Administrator

Job Reference: 20-07606 Type: Job Description: ***MAX BILL RATE ***/hr - same role and manager as 3210-1!

Position #1 Back fill (home office, remote)
- Must have Wireless and/or Telecommunications network deployment experience required, including site acquisition, construction, commissioning and integration, optimization and operations.

Position #2 backfill (Chantilly, VA first choice) okay with NJ or Dallas as secondary locations. Wireless Network Deployment experience preferred but not absolutely required
-A plus if they have Wireless and/or Telecommunications network deployment experience required, including site acquisition, construction, commissioning and integration, optimization and operations but not required.


3 Key job skills:

1. Wireless Telecom strategic sourcing with contract (MSA/MPAs, SOWs,..) fluency and vendor negotiation experience.
2. Wireless and/or Telecommunications network deployment experience required, including site acquisition, construction, commissioning and integration, optimization and operations.
3. Preparation, management, and results analysis of pricing exercises/RFPs
4. Interpersonal skills specifically related to successfully interfacing with internal (Legal, Finance, Technology, Customer Account teams, senior management) and external customers (customers, vendors)

Summary:
The main function of a Vendor/Contracts Administrator is to administer activities related to contracts for purchase or sale of equipment, tools, parts, supplies or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. A typical Vendor/Contracts Administrator is responsible for negotiating contracts with an SEA customer or vendor.

Job Responsibilities:
Management of vendor contracts including but not limited to: initial creation, internal/external negotiation, risk assessment, and new contract revisions.
Work directly with SEA Legal to address potential risks and legal issues and with business owners to address business issues; manage and/or support internal approval process.
Provide expertise, analysis, and guidance to internal teams within active projects.
Initiate and manage vendor scorecard performance evaluations.
Perform and manage vendor compliance audits.
Participation with the creation, release, and award strategy associated with vendor RFPs supporting Tier 1 carrier services.
Perform complex client invoice analysis to identify errors, discrepancies and opportunities for cost savings/cost avoidance for network/telecommunication services compared to clients tracking systems, order documentation and carrier agreement documentation.
Research and evaluate performance requirements of suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability and other relevant factors.
Review bids from suppliers for conformity to contract requirements and determines acceptable bids.
Provides bids, process specifications, test and progress reports, and other exhibits as necessary.
Creates and negotiates amendments to or extensions of contracts.
Advises relevant departments of contractual rights and obligations.


Skills:
Must possess initiative, think strategically and work in a team environment to implement action plans and achieve goals.
Demonstrated understanding of legal, financial and operational processes that meet company objective.
Experience in developing and managing the execution of policies and procedures.
Proficient in MS Office products including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills.
Ability to analyze financial reports, price proposals and other technical data.
Ability to accurately document and record customer/client information.
Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to purchasing.
Knowledge of supply chain management.


Education/Experience
Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance or a related business field required.
10+ years of related experience required.
Prior experience in vendor contract negotiations, contract management and/or contract auditing required.
Wireless and/or Telecommunications experience preferred.
Prior management experience required.
Prior senior leadership experience required.
Comments for Suppliers: Senior vendor/contract manager role for experienced telecom/wireless professional

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