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Job Description

Position Summary:

Executes effective negotiation plans for agreements of varying complexity in alignment with Strategic Sourcing and Category Management team and other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and stakeholders, delivering maximum value to the business through the contracting process. The role is expected to discover, understand and apply best in class contracting process insights and experience in the pursuit of driving supply opportunities at competitive cost and high quality. The role is responsible for building and maintaining stakeholder relationships with the business, across peer groups, contract stakeholders including General Counsel, Third Party Lifecycle Management, Tax, Compliance, Insurance, in multiple markets.


Responsibilities will at a high level, include:

  • Execute effective negotiation plans for agreements of varying complexity in alignment with Strategic Sourcing and Category Management team and other SMEs and stakeholders
  • Own end to end contracting and approval process in collaboration with Contract Managers for contracts managed by GSM; identifying and aligning on the most effective strategy to complete the work to meet Company objectives in adherence to the Blue Box Values
  • Lead contracting process to include template selection, drafting, negotiating and executing agreements
  • Manage the end to end procure to pay process including reviewing and approving PO’s that are aligned with fully executed Agreements
  • Review and manage the redlining of contracts of varying complexity using playbooks, defined negotiation bandwidths and defined escalation paths
  • Engage relevant stakeholders in negotiation decisions involving legal or regulatory requirements, contract standards, coordinate approval process and sign off through to compliant contract execution
  • Perform contract analysis as needed and advise Strategic Sourcing and Category managers on key contract considerations during sourcing process; identify risks, constraints and opportunities
  • Perform appropriate research and analysis and obtain sufficient contextual details to support proposals and contract development
  • Ensure that contracts, supporting documents and contract metadata are properly entered into organizational databases and securely maintained
  • Develop deep knowledge of select agreements for effective contract management
  • Provide proactive, clear and regular status updates to Sourcing and Category managers and Business Partners
  • Maintain and promote the Blue Box Values by ensuring that work is completed to the highest professional, legal, and regulatory standards, and that the activities subject to review/procurement comply with the Company's stated business ethics

Minimum Qualifications

  • Understanding of contracting/procurement/sourcing function
  • Strong project management disciple, and experience managing complex projects from ideation through to execution is required
  • Ability to manage multiple business priorities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, preference for experience with Ariba
  • Ability to prepare analysis and presentations is required
  • Experience working on cross-functional and/or global teams and ability to demonstrate a collaborative mindset
  • Excellent relationship management, communication and organizational skills 
  • Passion for using analytics to develop insights and recommendations, solve business challenges, improve the customer experience, and drive bottom line results
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and ability to deal with ambiguity and rapid change
  • B.S. / B. A. is required (strong consideration for JD or Master’s Degree)
  • 1 to 5 years of relevant experience strongly preferred

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.

ReqID: 20002317
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 12, 2020, 2:49:54 PM