Position Overview

The Senior Procurement Contract Specialist is responsible for reviewing, negotiating, preparing and administration of complex contracts for services, commodities, and tangible goods as well as issuing Purchase Orders. Job duties:
  1. Advise and counsel assigned departments on economic trends, market conditions, business practices and appropriate procurement procedures & strategies.
  2. Prepare and solicitate RFI (Request for Information), RFQ (Request for Quotes) or RFB (Request for Bids).
  3. Collect, analyze and interpret contract requirements and statement of work to make decisions that may impact operations, staff or processes.
  4. Prepare and review statement of work and modify the contracts to meet stakeholder requirements and company objectives.
  5. Review and monitor contract requirements, terms and conditions.
  6. Identify and establish strategies and processes to manage contracts life cycle and suppliers.
  7. Revise and amend contracts when required.
  8. Continuously identify and implement new opportunities for cost saving, cost avoidance and cost of ownership to meet annual saving goals.
  9. Lead supplier agreement and contract negotiation.
  10. Perform supplier risk assessment and determine best suitable supplier and terms to mitigate business risk and protect the company.
  11. Develop and identify supply sources and alternatives that are relevant to the needs of the business.
  12. Review and approve purchase requisitions for purchase order processing.
  13. Issue purchase orders using Ariba and resolve exceptions.
  14. Work with Account Payables to resolve invoicing discrepancies.
  15. Ensure compliance with company policies and business regulations.
  16. Identify continuous improvement opportunities and best practices to increase efficiencies in contract and supplier management.
  17. Facilitate multiple complex projects to improve contract management, business processes and cost savings.
  18. Develop and maintain positive relationship with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  19. Evaluate supplier performance and hold them accountable for continuous improvement.
  20. Must be able to prioritize own assignments, while focusing on key tasks despite limited time and resources.
  21. Ability to travel 10-25% domestically and internationally with overnight stay.
  22. Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
    2. Minimum eight (8) years of relevant experience in contract negotiation and management global mindset and networking skills.
    3. Contract review and management.
    4. Ability to manage a significant volume of contracts and agreements in a timely manner.
    5. Strategic supplier management.
    6. Tactical experience with lean principles, supply chain and contract management.
    7. Strong negotiation and communication skills.
    8. Must have a good understanding of the overall business operations for manufacturing, purchasing, scheduling and planning processes.
    9. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    10. Facilitation and project management skills.
    11. Ability to lead and influence change in a complex situation.
    12. Ability to create KPI’s, benchmark analysis and report.
    13. Experience with developing & implementing process improvement policies.
    14. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to build solid working relationships that promote collaboration with all levels of the company and suppliers.
    15. Must be able to perform and think independently in a fast-paced, goal-oriented and time-sensitive environment.
    16. Possess sound judgment and exceptional time management skills.
    17. Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
    Desired Qualifications
    1. Medical device manufacturing experience preferred.
    2. APICS, Six Sigma, Project Management or other industry certification(s) a plus.