Contract Management Specialist, Sr - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under general direction, develops, negotiates, and maintains University purchasing department contracts for products and services; prepares final contract information; solicits and analyzes incoming product proposals; services assigned customers; interacts with departments to improve processes; measures contract effectiveness; compiles statistical reports.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

Knowledge of products and services required in a higher ed setting. Ability to intepret and adhere to purchasing policies and practices
Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite, and in particular Excel
Knowledge of contractual terminology
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong negotiation skills
Analytical skills
Customer service skills
Detail oriented
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
Strong Presentation Skills

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; supplemented with minimum of four (4) years of related experience in purchasing, customer service, accounting, or sales. SCT Banner operating system experience preferred.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Develops and maintains relationships with vendors and internal customers for assigned products and services; investigates and identifies new product areas; meets with suppliers and customers; prepares final contract information for publication and distribution, with purchase order and contract sign-off authority.

Negotiates with suppliers for major commodity-based products and services to obtain agreeable price, delivery schedule, and payment terms and discounts; sources a wide array of products and services for departments.

Develops request for proposal, requests for information for depts. (RFP). Solicits and analyzes incoming proposals for assigned products and services; monitors and analyzes competitiveness of data with comparable market data.

Services assigned customers by telephone and in person; communicates contract initiatives and existing contract values; ; educates departments to improve processes and ensure more effective purchasing practices.

Develops methods to measure the effectiveness of assigned contracts according to appropriate actions; compiles statistical reports; ensures University compliance with grant guidelines and information to support initiatives and activities; supports purchasing staff in problem resolution.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Keyword Phrases

  • Business Services
  • Contract Management Specialist, Sr
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
  • Business and Financial Management
  • Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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