Contract Negotiator Manager

Lead and complete large-scale, client-driven projects. Communicate with clients and customers to determine their needs or requirements. Develop, design, and implement improved business processes or solutions to meet consumer expectations. Assist with budgeting and financial status reports. 3 years of experience are required.

Our Organization
Global Procurement Services (GPS) is responsible for the procurement of all Cisco indirect goods and services enterprise-wide. GPS manages all non-production Cisco spend with primary responsibility for delivering best in class procurement services, contracts and supply base capabilities.

What You'll Do
As the Contracts Manager you will play a critical role in providing end to end contracts support from initiation of the contract document, negotiation, internal review and approval, full execution and electronic filing into the contracts database.

Key responsibilities include:
• Draft, negotiate and close a wide variety of complex procurement contracts worldwide with limited supervision in support of the Third Party Logistics (TPL) organization;
• Develop cross-functional strategies for complex contract negotiations and closure of TPL Agreements with major and often challenging vendors requiring coordination and collaboration with various internal groups within the Cisco organization;
• Interface with all levels of management including senior executives to successfully close contracting activity;
• Work within cross functional teams to successfully represent Cisco’s horizontal interests.
• Identify contract risks and issues, provide solutions and/ or engage other subject matter experts to resolve any open items.
• Ensure that the final agreement terms and conditions are consistent with playbook and corporate guidelines, reflect full informed consent by stakeholders and is in the best interest of Cisco;
• Affirm that the agreements are consistent with Cisco's policies, code of ethics and comply with business unit's objectives;
• Provide contract administration and process leadership including obtaining contract approval, electronic signature, tracking, reporting and maintaining contract records in the database to ensure they up to date and accurate;
You must draw upon extensive knowledge and experience of the contracting process and negotiating terms such as limits of liability, indemnification, risk of loss, and other legal and business terms as necessary to resolve issues as they arise. Some experience or familiarity with import/export/customs brokerage agreements is a plus. Candidate will actively partner with theater and client groups to achieve shared objectives. Must have proven skills and evidence of results in issue resolution, delivering immediate results with minimal management involvement.

MINIMUM Qualifications:
• 7-10 years of experience or more in reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex contracts;
• Strong familiarity with standard contract forms including Master Agreements, Statements of Works, and PO’s;
• Demonstrated ability to understand and successfully resolve contractual issues typically encountered in the procurement of indirect goods and services;
• Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, Masters or JD a plus.

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