Sr. Analyst Or Associate Procurement - Contracts (Pittsburgh, PA, Bellevue, WA Or Fremont, CA)

WNS Denali Pittsburgh , PA 15222

Posted 2 weeks ago

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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.

Success keys:

  • Attention to detail Grammar, writing, speaking
  • 2-3 years of contracts draft experience
  • Ability to navigate technology needs and change priorities
  • Superior communication skills.


Responsibilities / Job Duties:

  • Close collaboration with client business stakeholders to secure a thorough understanding of client business needs for the supplier relationship
  • Review and prepare third party contracts in accordance with client policy

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.

Additional Tasks:

  • Tracking all existing contracts and working with requesters to determine when contract amendments (renewals) are necessary.

Requirements

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 3-5+ years of work experience in operational, procurement or sourcing, and a minimum of 2 years of contract management experience.
  • Residence in Pittsburgh, PA, Bellevue, WA, or Fremont, CA as position can be located at either of these

Contracting Functional Skills:

  • Ability to draft moderate to complex, non-routine contractual agreements
  • Ability to review supplier proposals and identify risk and unfavorable business or legal terms proposed
  • Ability to convert ambiguous and/or informal language often contained within proposals or internal requirements documents into tightly defined contract language
  • Ability to perform contracting strategically in order to reduce contract risk, minimize administrative effort
  • Familiarity with Legal language/terms
  • Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to the resolution of contract issues.

Business Fundamentals:

  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing and grammar skills; ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Strong interpersonal skills, must be willing to regularly engage in-person and over the phone with internal stakeholders and suppliers

Client Services Capabilities:

  • Ability to quickly master client-specific contracting processes, terminology, political environment, systems, and unique requirements by various business groups
  • Ability to influence and execute process improvement projects.
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