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Contract Specialist

Company: Abacus Service Operation
Location: Oakland
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Contract Specialist

Location: Oakland, CA 94612

Duration: 06 months contract

Note: First two weeks will be onsite for training. The role is remote with occasional onsite meeting (no more than once a week).

Top Things:

HM wanting candidates with experience working with contracts: writing and reading them, terms and conditions, familiarity with law/legal.

Working using Ariba, tech savvy- this tool is used for contract creation, storing of records. (team will train but it is beneficial to have this working knowledge already)


Works with internal Line of Business (LOB) clients to negotiate, execute and implement contracts for the procurement of IT goods and services (e.g., hardware, software, professional services).

Supports governance and compliance of contract approval process from contract creation through the contract award process.

Works to enhance client experience with Sourcing by demonstrating aptitude in driving strategic value and operational excellence to meet client needs.

Collaboratively works with client partners and Sourcing team members in developing and amending all types of contracts between and suppliers, except for Master Service Agreements.

Job Duties:

Processes Purchase Requisitions (PRs) and provides updates on status of PR's when requested.

Creates, reviews, and issues purchase orders, contracts and CWAs generated from PRs.

Ensures all PRs, purchase orders and contract documents comply with all policies, processes, and procedures.

Maintains accurate records in procurement systems.

Collaborates with LOB partners and Sourcing team members to develop, write, and negotiate new contracts and renewals (i.e., all types of contracts between and suppliers, except for Master Service Agreements)

Consults and trains LOB on the Sourcing process; utilizes training materials as available.

Provides support in interpreting contractual language.

Knowledge / Abilities:

Ability to learn and utilize SAP Ariba.

Advanced SAP Ariba skills (or advanced skills on similar procurement systems) preferred.

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) preferred.

Strong attention to details

Ability to work on multiple issues and tasks.

Ability to prioritize, plan, perform and communicate activities, both in written and verbal form

Ability to interface effectively with the Line of Business up to the Director level.

Strong business and technical background

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams.

Ability to work autonomously with little supervision.

Strong analytical and research skills

Keywords: Abacus Service Operation, Oakland , Contract Specialist, Other , Oakland, California

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