Principal Contracts Administrator

  • Hwy 55, Golden Valley, MN, USA
  • Contract

Job Description

Participation and support of new business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ requirements, contract review and flow down, collaboration with the Law Department to obtain approval of non-standard contract terms, identification of risk and opportunity, development of risk mitigation plans, guiding business opportunities, purchase order review and acknowledgement and associated contract/purchase order execution.

• Providing ongoing support and leadership to the U.S. Install and Service LOBs in a team environment so as to evaluate and resolve complex business issues and to assist in setting appropriate strategies relating to contract negotiation and claims resolution.

General Accountabilities

• Ensure implementation of and team adherence to sound contract management and risk assessment policies

• Negotiate difficult and complex contractual issues

• Draft, analyze, interpret, and develop contract terms and conditions

• Ability to multi-task on a large number of complex contract issues

• Ability to deploy and gain acceptance of new approaches and objectives

• Oversee, advise and support change order negotiations

• Provide critical information for the U.S. Install and Service LOB leadership teams

• Deploy training on terms and conditions, corporate policies and risk mitigation

• Update standard contract documentation and templates

• Advise and assist management team in opportunity/risk assessment

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree

• 5+ years contract management; will substitute, in part, other legal experience

• 3+ years of experience in commercial contracting and/or construction contracting

Preferred Qualifications

• Law Degree

• Self-starter with ability to work independently, demonstrating sound business judgment

• Ability to work within the hierarchy and matrix of a multi-national company

• Excellent problem solving, decision making, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

• Subject matter expertise in contract management principles and techniques

• Understanding of financial concepts (cash flow, ROI, working capital) and impact of contract terms on such concepts

• Ability to deal confidently with internal and external customers at all organizational levels

• Think strategically, critically and analyze details for achieving program objectives

• Think on multiple levels while gathering, analyzing and synthesizing globally relevant data

• Identify and implement process improvements

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.