1.Provides expert-level support services to university faculty and staff, including but not limited to such areas as limitation of liability, indemnification and intellectual property2.Maintains knowledge of policies and procedures impacting the administration of contracts and agreements and serves as a resource to university faculty and staff; based on a thorough understanding of institutional policies and requirements, the Contract Manager has signature authority to bind the University to contract agreements for the procurement of goods and services; works closely with other university personnel in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, university forms and operating practices.3.Coordinates issues in sponsored project administration involving process, compliance and ensures successful partnering with other entities within the university in support of sponsored project administration.4.Leads all aspects of the contract administration and review process for the University's Procurement department5.Responsible for identifying issues and developing metrics to ensure that the highest level of service is provided6.Assesses the work of junior staff and designs methods and procedures to enhance processes7.Creates training programs and delivers new or corrective actions that have a significant impact on the quality of the work8.Monitors the work and implements quality measures to ensure consistent practices are carried out across the department9.Ensures compliance by staying current on internal and external policies and advises junior staff on all changes10.Works closely with student groups to review agreements and to ensure student safety when travelling and holding functions11.Drafts, negotiates and administers complex business contracts for the University's acquisition of goods and services.12.Provides training, support and guidance to the Procurement staff in the management of contracts. Provides guidance and negotiation on contract terms and conditions such as intellectual property, indemnification and confidentiality.13.Advises the Buying team regarding financial and risk issues of prime contracts, subcontracts and sub consultant agreements. Provide recommendation to mitigate risk14.Identify contracting issues and practices requiring modification and clarification in existing policies and procedures, and provide recommendations to the Director.15.Stays current with all federal and state Procurement laws and regulations, interpret changes and communicate the impact to staff. Examples include Subcontracting Plan requirements, Debarred Vendor criteria, etc.16.Develops and uses metrics in monitoring contract review within the office to ensure the timely processing of contracts and agreements handled by the office. 17.Participates in negotiations with vendors requesting modifications to standard Yale contract terms and conditions and drafts modifications for approval by the Office of General Counsel, if required.18.Partners with other university offices, such as the Office of General Counsel, Risk Management, Grants & Contracts, and Office of Cooperative Research, in providing contracting support to university faculty and staff.19.Works closely with other University personnel in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, university forms and contracts.20.Participates in professional development activities in order to maintain and expand areas of expertise.21.May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: JD degree
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: JD degree
Required Skill/ability 5: Strong leadership and collaboration skills with ability to build effective relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders. Strong project management skills with ability to plan tasks, assign resources, manage progress, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, and build consensus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Posting Position Title: Contract Manager, Procurement
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to lead training on key Procurement processes such as contracting and other key areas to encompass development of materials, running training sessions and other business offices needs.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Contract Manager
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to serve as a liaison between Procurement and the Office of General Counsel (OGC) and to serve as the conduit with Sourcing and Category Management and others as needed, with a goal of minimizing risk while improving efficiency of the process.
Required Skill/ability 4: Excellent contracting, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate effectively, influence and motivate others inside and outside of own function. Strategic orientation, inquisitive, comfortable with ambiguity, and self-motivated to identify trends and improvement opportunities aligned with business objectives and strategic plans.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to lead contract management for University preferred and other select contracts as well as manage select contract documents throughout the life-cycle of drafting, negotiation, agreement, and sustainment including managing risk while ensuring the delivery of the required goods/services to Yale.
1.Bachelor's Degree required2.Eight years combined contract administration and purchasing experience as a Buyer, or an equivalent combination of experience and education3.Must be fully knowledgeable in drafting, negotiating and administering complex business contracts4.In-depth experience in evaluation and reviewing contractual terms and conditions5.Familiarity with applicable state and federal laws and regulations a must
Internal Number: 60012BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.