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The Contract Sr. Analyst or Associate is a member of a client sourcing service delivery team, responsible for drafting and executing third-party supplier agreements, according to WNS Denali's clients corporate policies and business unit procedures. Contract Sr. Analyst or Associate will thoroughly diagnose client business needs, collaborate with client legal counsel, and work with third-party suppliers to maximize customer value while mitigating risk. Contract Associate will support contract activity that may include client standard contract templates, new master agreements, statements of work, amendments, or require the development of specialized contract vehicles to meet client business goals and objectives. Generally, involves independent judgment and analysis of significant issue identification and resolution. Act as the client focal point for communication with legal, finance, procurement, and stakeholders for resolution of contract issues and disputes.
Responsibilities / Job Duties:
Perform steps in the basic contract cycle:
Proposal Review: Receives supplier proposals from a Client Sourcing Manager and reviews content for any risk not already identified by the Sourcing Manager
Defining Scope & Business Requirements:
The Contracts Associate engages with the Requester and Sourcing Manager to define the Requesters business requirements/needs for the contract
Information Gathering: The Contracts Associate interfaces with the supplier to fill in information gaps
Contract drafting: Once the scope is defined and all requirements have been gathered, the Contracts Associate drafts a Statement of Work using the client template (a.k.a. paper). Care should be taken to omit terms contained within the proposal that are unfavorable to the client, while still writing an accurate description of the work to be performed
Review Process: The Contracts Sr. Analyst or Associate presents the draft contract to the Requester, Sourcing Manager, supplier, and Legal team for review and approval (in that order). Incorporates any requested changes, then routes to clients Legal for final review/stamping, then to supplier for signature
Facilitation between Legal Teams: Where differences exist between supplier and clients preferred Legal terms, Contracts Sr. Analyst or Associate may be asked to play the middle-man and exchange information between both parties. Must be able to understand and summarize each partys position
Driving contract process completion: Manages each step of the process working with stakeholders to overcome roadblocks and keep the process progressing to completion.
Required Education and Experience
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