Senior Procurement Contract Manager

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Procurement Opportunity in Financial Services

Senior Procurement Contract Manager


Location:       20 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ  85012

Summary:

The Sr Procurement Contract Manager is a professional position responsible for managing and negotiating commercial agreements (to include MSA, NDA, Amendments, SOW, etc.) to support all company lines of business, maintaining and organizing commercial agreements, and recommending and implementing improvements to the contract process where appropriate. This role is also responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing contractual documentation and providing oversight and guidance to business leaders on the company’s contracting procedures and policies.  The Sr Manager role will supervise, coach and mentor several direct reports, advocating all department functions. 

This position is located in Phoenix and reports to the Director of Procurement & Contracts, within the Finance Organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Review various commercial agreements and negotiate such agreements with company's suppliers and contractors, to ensure they maximize value for the company and reflect company policies and best practices.
  • Work with various internal departments to gather necessary information in order to thoroughly complete supplier/contractor agreements.
  • Works in a high-paced environment and multi-tasks many contracts in various stages of negotiation.
  • This position serves as the first point of contact for all internal departments, customers and partners in response to contract questions/matters.
  • Track and manage contracts database for company-wide agreements
  • Gain a solid understanding of Advisor Group’s business to be able to effectively perform the responsibilities
  • Identification, assessment and management of risk-related areas in the contract negotiation and vendor relationship, to include supporting rigorous and effective risk management processes.
  • All other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or other related field is required.        

Basic Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in corporate, procurement, or law firm setting, with at least 7 or more years of experience reviewing and negotiating both the commercial and legal terms of contracts.  At least 2 years in a supervisory or leadership role
  • Knowledge of terms and conditions in commercial contracts; familiarity with commercial contract law and principles; skilled at reviewing terms & conditions and identifying risk areas
  • Advanced writing skills in drafting contracts and contract correspondence
  • Best-in-class negotiation skills gained through relevant prior work experience
  • Assertive and strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with suppliers/contractors and business associates to include all levels of senior management; able to persuasively negotiate with suppliers/contractors while remaining positive and professional
  • Ability to prioritize, manage various matters concurrently, work efficiently, and meet short deadlines in a fast paced, challenging environment
  • Ability to learn quickly, problem solve and make persuasive arguments
  • Ability to maintain high standards of service and satisfaction
  • High integrity and ethics in all dealings
  • Open to learning, enthusiastic, resilient, sense of humor
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated contract negotiation skills
  • Compelling influencing and persuasion skills
  • Robust project management and change management skills
  • Demonstrated consulting and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Degree in in Paralegal Studies from an ABA certified paralegal program or Paralegal Certificate is preferred.     
Equal Opportunity Employer

Advisor Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and we hire the most qualified candidates without regard for age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, language differences, nationality or national origin, family or marital status, physical, mental, and developmental abilities (or the perception of a disability), genetic information, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, social or economic class, education, work and behavioral styles, political affiliation, military service, caste, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Eligibility

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Advisor Group.

Unqualified Applications

Advisor Group does not consider applications from candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job posting.

Work Location

Unless expressly listed for the position, neither relocation benefits nor remote work arrangements are available for the position. Attendance at assigned business location on designated work schedule is required.

Recruiting Agencies

Advisor Group only accepts candidates from contracted recruiting firms and only for searches approved prior to submissions. Fees will not be paid for unsolicited submissions.