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Contracts Specialist III
The main responsibilities of the Contracts Specialist will be to Solicitation, negotiation, award, and post award administration of Information Technology software, hardware, maintenance, and services.

Location: 2331 City West Blvd, Houston TX, 77042
Duration: 12 months (may extend beyond) 
Pay Rate: $68.17

• Executing day-to-day procurement activities in support of the Information Technology organization, including but not limited to:
o agreement/contract/amendment negotiation
o contract administration
o invoice resolution, supplier relations management, etc.
• Contributing to Procurement goals & objectives by negotiating and executing Master Agreements and commercial strategies.
• Supporting local implementation, adoption, and compliance with Contracting Standards & Procedures.
• Driving continuous improvement efforts to enhance and streamline contracting processes.
• Managing assigned categories effectively and efficiently, with focus on high stakeholder engagement/management.
• Mitigating procurement risks, while reducing total cost of ownership without negatively affecting value.
• Maintaining appropriate contract files in accordance with document retention policies.
• Supporting periodic audit activities.
• Driving formal RFx (requests for information, proposal or quote) through Ariba and iCertis, including but not limited to:
o performing pre-bid / pre-award meetings.
o analyzing suitability of bids dependent on time constraints, cost, safety and quality assurance.
o prepares bid evaluations and seeks appropriate approvals for award.
• Resolving contract issues/disputes (pricing, quality, timing, claims, liens, etc.)
• Collaborating with Legal to ensure compliance with all P66 clause owner requirements and legal statutes.

Role Requirements:
• Bachelor degree or 8 years equivalent experience with Procurement and/or Information Technology business.
• Experience with purchase orders, sourcing, negotiations, and contracting.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, SAP, Ariba, and other procurement technologies.
• Experience leading multiple Procurement initiatives concurrently across sourcing, contracting, materials management, and/or Procure-To-Pay (P2P).
Preferred Requirements:
• Procurement experience in the energy industry.
• Ability to interface across functions and with key stakeholders in a matrixed organization.
• Strong analytical, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to negotiate and influence critical decisions.