Empower is looking to add a Contract Specialist to our growing team! The candidate should have in-depth experience with negotiating, preparing, and evaluating contracts as well an extensive knowledge of procurement regulations, contract agreements, and legal terminology. In this role, the Contract Specialist is responsible for drafting and editing contracts, evaluating bids, and communicating cross-functionally. The right candidate must be a strategic, disciplined, and resourceful thinker.
We value the power of collaboration and teamwork; hence the candidate should be committed to working 4 days a week out of the hired city office (Cincinnati, Chicago, or Atlanta).
- Draft, edit, and negotiate contract agreements for products and services.
- Prepare and edit contracts and SOWs between the company and potential clients.
- Assess vendor performance to identify the need for amendments of existing contracts.
- Serve as a liaison with the finance department to ensure all invoices are in compliance with vendor contracts.
- Work cross functionally to ensure teams are creating effective procurement proposals and following the procurement process.
- Research regulations to guarantee contracts are updated and in compliance with laws.
Education, Experience & Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in law or relevant field.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- In-depth knowledge of procurement regulations, contract documents, and legal specifications.
- Outstanding negotiation and interpersonal skills.
- Track record of successfully negotiating with clients and vendors to reach an agreement/solution that best meets company or client needs.
- High energy, curious, confident, and tenacious in learning, coupled with the ability to navigate the nuances of different client teams.
- Should be a self-starter who is nimble and quickly adjusts to internal and external teams in an ever-changing environment.
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