Contract Analyst in Chicago, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Contract Analyst for one of our clients in the Chicagoland area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Supervisor of Contract Negotiations, the Contract Negotiation Analyst supports the initial phases of the client acquisition and risk mitigation efforts through the review and drafting of a wide array of agreements including, but not limited to, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), purchase orders, terms and conditions of sale, and selective procurement solicitations (RFI, RFB, RFQ, and RFP). The Contract Negotiation Analyst works closely with internal stakeholders, including peers within the Contract Negotiations group to obtain appropriate input and approvals. II. Reporting to the Supervisor, Contract Negotiations, the Contract Negotiator supports the organization’s client acquisition and risk mitigation efforts through the review, drafting, and negotiation of a wide array of agreements including, but not limited to, non-disclosure agreements, master sales agreements, terms and conditions of sale, and procurement solicitations (RFI, RFB, RFQ, and RFP). 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Draft and review transactional contract documents with assistance from Contract Negotiators. 
  • Mitigate company risk profile by spotting potential legal, business, and operational issues. 
  • Accurately issue spot business, operational, and legal risks. 
  • Mindfully recognize need for issue escalation 
  • Ensure all appropriate approvals are obtained and issues are addressed by coordinating stakeholder input from the company and end-user customer, as necessary. 
  • Effectively and diplomatically communicate with interested parties. 
  • Maintain records and documentation in the appropriate content/document management systems, ensuring that all documents are correctly archived. 
  • Contribute to process improvement projects, as requested. 
  • Perform various administrative, support, auditing, project-related and other work, assigned on an as needed basis. 
  • Analyzes, drafts, and negotiates agreements with minimal direction, according to organizational guidelines and procedures. 
  • Collaborates with multiple internal departments to develop a negotiation strategy aimed at minimizing risk and maximizing value to the organization. 
  • Utilizes a contract management tracking database. 
  • Provides training and guidance to account teams, peers, and other internal stakeholders regarding contract terms, contract review procedures, and negotiation strategies. 
  • Addresses urgent opportunities as they arise, with appropriate escalation to the Supervisor, Contract Negotiations and/or Manager, Contract Negotiations when required. 
  • Proposes and assists with the development of tools for the enhancement of contractual processes and documentation. 
  • Serves as a mentor to Contract Negotiation Analysts. 
  • Additional duties may be assigned on an as needed basis. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Paralegal Certification or other similar professional contracting organization certification (CPCM, CFCM, CCM, etc.). 
  • 2 years’ experience reviewing and drafting, contracts and procurement solicitations
  • 4 years’ experience reviewing and drafting contracts and procurement solicitations. 
  • Experience with enterprise contract management platforms or other contract management workflow tools.

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.