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Contracts Analyst

  • Location: Plano, TX, 75024
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Terrific 6+ months contract in Plano, TX for a Contracts Analyst.  Will act in an administrative capacity supporting a procurement team with contract updates and generation.  Will complete/author standard-templated contracts such as: amendments; Scope of Work; NDAs; Pricing Schedules; etc.  Will facilitate the contracting process until documents go through eSignature and/or publication.
 
Responsibilities include:
•    Process new contract requests and support all contract administration activities until publication, including the in-take and completion of standard-templated.
•    Effectively monitor contract’s status to ensure established SLAs are met.
•    Manage data requirements for the processing/reporting contract work products as necessary, and ensure all documents are housed in Ariba system (repository).
•    Liaison between Procurement Consultant/Buyer, Contract Specialists, and Legal (in-house and outside counsels) as necessary.
•    Coordinate agreements incorporating pricing and payment terms negotiated by the Procurement Consultant/Buyer or Contract Specialists.
•    Interpret contract provisions for management explaining risks, options, and providing recommendations to exceptions as necessary.
•    Ensure all contracts are executed within established QA guidelines.
•    Develop SOP materials relating to contract administration as necessary.
•    Identifying and analyzing process gaps, proposing and justifying continuous improvements or leading change as necessary.
•    Receive contracts and use system (Ariba) to make sure that they correct or correct references are used and should find errors.

Contract Types include: NDAs, Software License Agreements, Purchase Agreements, Reseller Agreements, License Renewals, Maintenance Renewals, Service Level Agreements, Services Agreement (i.e. Services, Outsourcing, SAAS, Web Related, etc.), Statement of Work, Assignment and Assumption Agreements, Schedules.

Qualifications:
•    2+ years procurement and/or contract administration experience.
•    Basic understanding of contracts and know how to review them.
•    Very strong computer skills, navigating through several systems, between screens, saving and retrieving documents.
•    Strong understanding of standard contracts and legal terminology.
•    Strong understanding of contract naming conventions.
•    Proficient reading, writing, and interpreting a variety of Contracting languages, provisions, and terms.
•    Prefer some experience drafting new contracts.
•    Proficient with MS Office
•    Strongly prefer experience with SAP Ariba, Coupa, or other P2P software/system.
•    Experience in reporting and data analysis.
•    Prefer a Bachelor’s Degree.
•    Excellent communication skills.