Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.
Oversee and manage all technology contracts within the university. Ensure the effective negotiation, implementation, and maintenance of technology contracts, while also ensuring compliance with legal and business requirements.
Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as technology teams, legal, and procurement, to negotiate and draft technology contracts, including software licenses, hardware procurement agreements, service level agreements (SLAs), maintenance agreements, and vendor contracts.
Oversee the entire contract lifecycle, including contract review, approval, execution, and ongoing management. Ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions, monitor contract performance, and address any deviations or issues that may arise.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with technology vendors, ensuring effective communication, timely contract renewals, and vendor performance reviews. Evaluate vendor performance against SLAs and key performance indicators (KPIs).
Identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with technology contracts. Stay updated on legal and regulatory changes that may impact contract terms or compliance obligations.
Monitor and enforce compliance with contract terms, obligations, and timelines. Implement processes and tools to track contract milestones, deliverables, and renewal dates. Ensure adherence to company policies and legal requirements.
Collaborate with procurement and finance teams to identify opportunities for cost optimization, such as contract consolidation, renegotiation, or vendor selection. Review pricing structures, terms, and conditions to ensure value for money.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date contract documentation, including contract templates, amendments, and correspondence. Generate regular reports on contract status, performance, and financial implications.
Liaise with internal stakeholders to understand their technology contract requirements and provide guidance on contract terms, negotiation strategies, and best practices. Communicate contract-related information effectively to ensure a clear understanding among relevant parties.
Identify process gaps, inefficiencies, and opportunities for improvement in contract management practices. Develop and implement standardized procedures, tools, and templates to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field.
Nine (9) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Five (5) years of experience as a contract manager or in a similar role.
Strong understanding of technology contracts, licensing models, and industry best practices.
Excellent negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to influence and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Attention to detail and ability to review, analyze, and interpret complex legal documents.
Familiarity with legal and regulatory frameworks related to technology contracts.
Proficiency in contract management software and tools.
Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Analytical mindset with the ability to identify risks and propose effective solutions.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, or Law ideal.
Knowledge of procurement and vendor management principles.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.