Sr Contract Specialist - Government Compliance & Operations

Avantor Massachusetts , MA

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Government Compliance, this position is responsible for the administration, review and analysis of key Federal, State and other municipal contracts by assessing contract requirements, special provisions, and terms & conditions to ensure compliance with negotiated business terms, regulations, policies, and procedures. Accountable to manage contractual pricing, audits and compliance.

This position will regularly interact with government customers, contracting officers, sales and management and internal stakeholder organizations, and will be responsible for successfully managing and growing existing agreements and helping drive new business within the scope of corporate policies.


  • Administer & modify key federal, state and other municipal contracts by providing high quality, compliant customer agreement management including the timely review of government terms and conditions.

  • Identifies contractual risks and commercial considerations for internal customers and provides sound contractual solutions to mitigate exposure.

  • Management of contractual pricing, process and timing of internal and external reporting.

  • Audit key contracts for compliance to key terms (MFN, discounts, etc)

  • Understands and applies general contracting principles, theories and concepts.

  • Understands the intent of contractual language and is able to manage the company's position

  • Revalidation and ongoing verification of integrity of government customer coding and data.

  • Standardization of company demographics for registrations, accreditations and filings.

  • Collaborate with supplier diversity to ensure efficiency in the reporting of subcontracting goals

  • Understands how contracts impact the business, including financial implications.

  • Understand Government policies and procedures and compliance.

  • Participates in Industry Associations and attends annual training events and educates internal stakeholders on the requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Master's degree a plus

  • Certifications: FAC-C, FAC-COR, DAWIIA, Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) or Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) - preferred but not required

  • 4-5+ years in procurement/contracting or other support professional working on government contract matters

  • Extensive experience with contract preparation and/or review required

  • Must have working to expert knowledge of government contracting concepts and terms

  • Experience in project management and execution on multi-departmental projects a plus

  • This role may be required to obtain a Government Security Clearance


  • Strong ability to work cross-functionally within a large organization

  • Proven ability to professionally and effectively, design, present, and implement new concepts and ideas, procedures, organizational change, and key performance indicators

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills, as well as, good presentation, leadership and team-building skills

  • Strong workflow and process creation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

  • Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills

  • Working knowledge of database, design, Internet software as well as strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

  • Customer focused; performs duties with a sense of urgency


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

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