The team the Contract Specialist II is part of is responsible for writing and negotiating contractual agreements for the procurement of hardware, software, maintenance, and services to support the Information Systems and Network business activities. The team also leads the procurement process including solicitation, negotiation, and settlements.
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Prepares and administers routine correspondence, negotiation memoranda, and contract documentation to ensure timely and coordinated submittal. Reviews solicitations and prepares routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications. May also prepare requests for proposals. Analyzes contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate policies and business unit procedure. Drafts and negotiates contractual instruments commensurate with skills and grade level.
Assists other contract professionals in working with internal or external business teams on issues and developments relative to assigned contracts.
Prepares, organizes and maintains contract records and files documenting contract performance and compliance. May conduct research to support contract audit and or facilitate business unit contracting trends. Performs contract closeout activities. Communicates contract policy and practice to internal business with corporate and/or business unit guidelines.
Maintain professional business relationships with internal contract stakeholders, other contracting support teams within the company (e.g Legal, Finance, Procurement), and external product and service vendors.
Responds to alerts from the contract administration dashboard and resolves problems to ensure the overall health of the contract portfolio. Ensures linkages to data on spending, risk, and budget for real-time and predictive analytics are accurate and timely.