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The Senior Contracts Manager (SCM) is responsible for oversight of contract review, negotiation, and the internal contract work-flow processes. The incumbent, through the contract review process, will provide expert guidance to those within the University Community seeking legally binding agreements, with the goal of minimizing risk and liability to the University in accordance with University policy and audit requirements. The SCM's role focuses on developing and negotiating assigned contracts as well as verify that University policies associated with supplier qualification and selection have been followed. S/he ensures that approvals have been obtained from the University's offices of General Counsel, Risk Management, Tax, Compliance, Facilities and Information Services, as appropriate, prior to obtaining the Treasurer's or the Chief Procurement Officer's signature on any contract. Contracts review and execution must occur quickly and efficiently. Reporting directly to the Director of Contracts and Capital Projects, the Senior Contracts Manager has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Oversee the daily operations of the contracts of specified commodities and ensure that the personnel assigned to contract those commodities are properly tasked, providing timely service to stakeholders.
Coordinate routinely with leadership across the University to facilitate the procurement of capital projects.
Perform special procurement initiatives to manage specified commodities that the University procures.
Utilize his/her legal skills in support of the University, foreseeing and protecting the University against legal risks for construction and/or capital project.
Prepare bids and negotiating specifications for materials, equipment, manpower, or other capital-related purchases for goods and services, securing all necessary approvals and ensuring that the University's procedures are followed.
Assist the Director of Contracts and Capital Projects with the implementation of training, drafting of SOPs, and procurement functions and processes for operating as well as capital projects.
Lead training sessions for University staff and provide staff development, supervision, coaching, and counseling to the contract managers.
Work efficiently in consistently achieving performance and customer service goals associated with the contract approval and execution process.
Engage University stakeholders and suppliers as necessary to ensure efficient service.
Other duties as assigned, from time to time, to help the department to meet its objectives.
Requirements and Qualifications
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:
Ability to work under multiple deadlines
Advanced procurement and/or legal skills
Familiarity with accounting software and procurement management systems
Proficiency working with Excel spreadsheets
Technical writing proficiency
Ability to participate in significant customer interaction and demonstrate problem solving and analytical abilities where problems are complex
Experience in the construction industry
Project management experience
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Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.