Associate - Contracts (KF)

  • Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

WNS Denali is a procurement-focused, technology-agnostic managed services provider that enables organizations to win at procurement: influence more spend through Category Management and transition to a New Procurement Operating Model. We support Global 1000 companies by offering an array of best-in-class procurement solutions, including Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, Contract and Supplier Management, Tactical and Transactional Procurement, and Accounts Payable. We bring deep Category expertise extending across various direct and indirect spend categories.

Our efforts to integrate human capital strategy into the overall growth strategy have been acknowledged on several leading platforms. We were recently recognized in the AON Best Employer 2017 rankings, a feat that we have achieved for the second consecutive year. The WNS-Denali office in Pittsburgh was named a “Best Place to Work” in 2016, 2017 and 2020.

WNS Denali provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Description

Job Description

The Contract Associate is a member of a client sourcing service delivery team, responsible for drafting, negotiating, and executing third-party supplier agreements, according to the WNS Denali client’s corporate policies and business unit procedures.  Contract Associate will support contract activity that may include client standard contract templates, new master agreements, Project work orders, changes orders, etc,  This role requires attention to detail, multi-tasking along with strong written and verbal communication skills as it is the client focal point for communication with legal, procurement, and stakeholders and other delivery team members to achieve a high quality fully executed contract. 

Key Responsibilities / Job Duties:

Review and prepare contracts in accordance with client policy

Defining Scope & Business Requirements: The Contracts Associate engages with the Requester and Sourcing Manager to define the Requester’s business requirements/needs for the contract.

Information Gathering: The Contracts Associate interfaces with the requester and sourcing to fill in information gaps

Contract drafting: Once the scope is defined and all requirements have been gathered, the Contracts Associate drafts the appropriate contract type using the client template

Driving contract process completion: The Contracts Associate manages each step of the process working with requesters, sourcing managers, vendors, and legal to achieve a fully executed contract

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  •  5+ years of work experience in operational, procurement or sourcing, or a minimum of 2 years of contract management experience.
  • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) or Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) or Project Management preferred but not required.

Additional Information

Functional Skills:

  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written 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
  • Excellent internal and external negotiation skills

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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