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  • $90,820

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What Does A Senior Contract Specialist Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Work with commercial and business teams, facilitate corporate processes for contract review and ensure that contracts are concluded in a timely manner and in a process consistent with all corporate requirements
* Prepare, review, redline, and amend contracts including distribution agreements, license agreements, supply agreements, OEM agreements, purchase and sale terms, consulting agreements, confidential disclosure agreements and quality agreements
* Possess and further develop an in depth knowledge of key terms, both legal and business, when negotiating agreements
* Must be capable of drafting agreements, including crafting language that effectively communicates complex technical and business terms in clear and concise contractual terms
* Work with lawyers in various specialty areas, other contract specialists and legal staff in the legal department to coordinate review of contracts by responsible in-house business counsel
* Communicate regularly and report on the status of contracts with the Senior Manager/ Contracts Management, Senior Corporate Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, VP and GM level business leadership, and directly with business contacts
* Flag and escalate appropriate matters to the Senior Manager/Contracts Management and Senior Corporate Counsel for guidance
* In conjunction with corporate legal requirements, provide training to internal clients on a variety of contract-related and other legal topics
* Minimum RequirementsBachelor s degree from an accredited higher learning program requiredParalegal Certificate, or CCCM or CPCM CertificationJ
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What Does A Senior Contract Specialist Do At Rockwell Collins

* Participate in proposal reviews and approvals.
* Brief management on terms and conditions.
* Review contractual terms and conditions for their acceptability, as well as, assessing risk and impact to the proposal utilizing the Company resources including Program Management, Pricing, Treasury, Tax, Risk Management/Insurance, Regulatory Compliance, Legal, HR, sales, and finance.
* Identify significant risks and develop unique contract terms and conditions to mitigate the risks when necessary.
* Provide alternate terms and conditions to Customer.
* Operate in accordance with company policies and practices, and in compliance with accepted business ethics.
* Lead and conduct contract negotiation and management of contracts.
* Coordinate inputs from Program Management, Pricing, Treasury, Tax, Risk Management/Insurance, Regulatory Compliance, Legal and HR, sales, and finance units.
* Analyze contracts to ensure compliance to company policy, government and state and local specifications and other requirements.
* Provide contract status and assistance to the program manager, functional areas, and management.
* Negotiate, and administer Non-disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements.
* Take proper action to close out the contract in accordance with applicable procedures at the conclusion of all activity.
* Assure the timely communication of contract information to appropriate persons and maintains complete and accurate contract files.
* Act as principal interface with internal/external customers on contractual matters.
* Take necessary action or coordinate action to resolve any contractual problems on a timely basis.
* Work is performed generally without direction for all but the most complex matters.
* Exercises considerable latitude in and approaches to assignment.
* Attributes:
* Cooperation
* Foster teamwork across the company, always acting with the best interests of the company in mind.
* Customer Service Orientation
* Provide superior customer experiences, while building long-term relationships and demonstrating a passion towards customer commitments.
* Dependability
* Exert consistent effort to provide quality results that are focused on the bottom-line.
* Detail Orientation
* Consistently produce quality results while striving to work to the best of one's ability.
* Judgement
* Able to make quick and well-informed decisions, even under high pressure situations.
* Listening
* Practice active listening while assimilating new information as the speaker continues.
* Writing
* Consistently and effectively review all written correspondences before they are disseminated.
* We believe having a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity.
* At Rockwell Collins IMS, we encourage career development and seek ways to provide you with opportunities for growth and variety in your work.
* And that’s just for starters.
* Day one as an employee kicks off with a competitive benefit package of plans that include medical, dental, vision, and more.
* In addition, we have a generous 401(k) plan that matches dollar for dollar up to 6%, a Roth 401(k) option, educational assistance, and flexible work schedules.
* Interested yet? If so, apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure

What Does A Senior Contract Specialist Do At General Dynamics Mission Systems

* General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.
* General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Principal Contracts Specialist to join our Contracts team.
* The position provides an opportunity to enhance the business operations that support some of our nation's fundamental defense services.
* General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
* The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams, monitoring contract performance to maximize earnings and return on investment.
* In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior Principal Contracts Specialist will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues.
* The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.
* Key Responsibilities
* The Senior Principal Contracts Specialist administers and monitors the performance of government prime contracts and subcontracts.
* This individual is also responsible for negotiating new business proposals and managing existing company contracts.
* Employees in this role review General Dynamics Mission Systems contracts and related documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements, and/or conformance to master agreements.
* The selected candidate must keep a keen eye on our contract obligations and any accompanying adjustments.
* Additional Responsibilities
* Practice creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.
* Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs.
* Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
* Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

What Does A Senior Contract Specialist Do At United Technologies Corporation

* Manages all contract actions which include:
* Drafting non-disclosure agreements, administering existing contracts, analyzing and negotiating claims and settlements; supporting audits and liaising with both internal/external customers.
* Conducting contract negotiations within the limits of corporate policies.
* Evaluating, developing and providing recommended Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) for individual contracts; tailoring T&Cs for uniqueness of individual pursuits; coordinating the tailoring with UTAS supervisors and justifying suggested deviations from UTAS standard T&Cs.
* Compiling and seeking approval for explanatory narrative in cost volumes of proposals; supporting proposal reviews when assigned.
* Analyzing contracts received from the government and industry primes; identifying points of negotiation.
* Providing contract advice and working with various functional areas (i.e. Legal, Business Development, Program Management, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain etc.) in support of proposals, agreements and other activities as required.
* Providing complete contract life-cycle activities including contract kick-off, management, administration and termination activities in accordance with UTAS Contracts standard work instructions.
* Coordinating with government and industry counterparts to establish professional working relationships which facilitate successful negotiations and exchange of information.
* Working with the International Trade Compliance (ITC) Department, and others, to ensure strict compliance with applicable Import/Export Laws, as necessary.
* Assisting with the development, assessment and enforcement of payment terms, such as identifying qualifications for milestone payments and invoice approvals.
* Participating in and supporting ongoing assessment and improvement of standard work related to contracts and compliance policies and procedures.
* Conducting training on important contractual issues to raise business awareness and mitigate risks to the business as necessary and appropriate

What Does A Senior Contract Specialist Do At Cigna

* Manages complex contracting and negotiations for fee for service and value-based reimbursements with hospitals and other providers (e.g., Hospital systems, Ancillaries, and large physician groups).
* Builds relationships that nurture provider partnerships and seeks broader value-based business opportunities to support the local market strategy.
* Initiates and maintains effective channels of communication with matrix partners including but not limited to, Claims Operations, Medical Management.
* Credentialing, Legal, Medical Economics, Compliance, Sales and Marketing and Service.
* Manages strategic positioning for provider contracting, develops networks and identifies opportunities for greater value-orientation and risk arrangements.
* Contributes to the development of alternative network initiatives.
* Supports and provides direction to develop network analytics required for the network solution.
* Works to meet unit cost targets, while preserving an adequate network, to achieve and maintain Cigna's competitive position.
* Creates and manages initiatives that improve total medical cost and quality.
* Drives change with external provider partners by assessing clinical informatics and offering consultative expertise to assist with total medical cost initiatives.
* Prepares, analyzes, reviews, and projects financial impact of larger or complex provider contracts and alternate contract terms.
* Creates “HCP” agreements that meet internal operational standards and external provider expectations.
* Ensures the accurate implementation, and administration through matrix partners.
* Assists in resolving elevated and complex provider service complaints.
* Researches problems and negotiates with internal/external partners/customers to resolve highly complex and/or escalated issues.
* Manages key provider relationships and is accountable for critical interface with providers and business staff.
* Demonstrates knowledge of providers in an assigned geographic area through understanding the interrelationships as well as the competitive landscape.
* Responsible for accurate and timely contract loading and submissions and interface with matrix partners for network implementation and maintenance

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Real Senior Contract Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Contracts Administration Senior Specialist Xerox Business Services, LLC Las Vegas, NV Nov 26, 2012 $87,152
Contracts Administration Senior Specialist Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. Las Vegas, NV May 01, 2011 $87,143
Senior Contracts Specialist EMAS-AMC, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 04, 2015 $85,000 -
Contract Specialist Sr-Engineering Goods and Servi Integrated Trade Systems, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 23, 2013 $80,761
Senior Contracts Specialist Manhattan Associates, Inc. Atlanta, GA Feb 27, 2015 $72,051
Senior Contract Specialist Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA Dec 13, 2009 $68,494
Senior Contracts Specialist Objectwin Technology, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 31, 2007 $67,246

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  1. Contract Negotiations
  2. Contractor Proposals
  3. Compliance
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  • Performed contract negotiations and administration.
  • Evaluated offers and performed detailed analyses of all elements of cost for contractor proposals and establish competitive range determinations as necessary.
  • Evaluate responses to solicitations, process reasonableness, adequacy of competition, compliance with solicitations, and probability of meeting requirements.
  • Train newly assigned contractor-personnel on agency policies and procedures and automatic contract writing system for contract award, administration and closeouts.
  • Coordinated procurement activities, solicitation reviews, RFP evaluations, and resolved procurement issues.

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