The Contract Manager provides support and guidance to the business in the review of contract documents, bids and proposals. They performs moderate to complex contract management duties and display a high level of critical thinking in bringing a successful resolution to high-impact, complex, and/or cross-functional problems. This involves understanding the business case and to have an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit/loss implications. This position requires independent business judgment and a low degree of management attention.
Review and revise contracts with moderate to high risk to the business unit and/or the supply chain and procurement functions. Contract activity may be non-routine and require development of specialized contract vehicles and techniques to accomplish business goals and objectives.
Counsel business on risks of customer terms and approvals required per business policies
Guides the preparation and negotiation of contracts and provisions of service/bid contracts
Reviews complex solicitations and prepares specialized and/or non-routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications. Also may prepare complex requests for proposals.
Analyzes significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and business unit procedure.
Provides contractual guidance to business team members for appropriate Statement of Work.
Manages contract change control process. Develops negotiation strategy and leads negotiation team on complex contractual issues.
In consultation with legal team, analyzes new law, regulation and contract trends for potential impact on business unit goals and objectives.
Generally involves independent judgment and analysis of significant issue identification and resolution.
May require development of new contract policies and processes or assessment of required deviations from established norm.
Provides authoritative guidance to internal business teams on corporate goals and objectives relating to contract activity. Focal point for all communication with law, finance and business team disciplines for resolution of contract issues and disputes. May assist in new business pursuit and associated contract strategy. Assists in identification, development and implementation of new contract policy and processes.
May participate in development of less complex business alliances and partnering agreements. Have a general understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications
Provide consultation, advice, and/or training for lower level contract managers and Evoqua management
Works closely with in-house counsel, other contract managers, and business partners, and may mentor and train less experienced professionals.
Knowledge and Skills:
BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience. JD a plus.
Federal government contract experience a plus
Ability to draft moderate to complex, non-routine contractual instruments.
Working to expert knowledge of contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, applicable public contract acquisition law and regulations, and applicable international contract law.
Strong to excellent analytical and communication skills.
Good presentation, leadership and team-building skills.
Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues.
Excellent internal and external negotiation skills. Emerging ability to excel in upper level management environment.
5-10 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities
Internal Number: 12301
About Evoqua Water Technologies
Evoqua Water Technologies delivers products, solutions and services to ensure water quality and consistency for municipalities, industrial water users and recreational facilities. With more than a 100-year heritage of industry-leading brands and products, technical expertise, and unmatched customer service, Evoqua is the partner of choice for millions of water users across the globe.