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Senior Contract Administrator

Company: Itron, Inc.
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

The work we do every day matters. From modernizing the grid and ensuring safe, reliable water delivery to creating smarter cities, you can make an impact with Itron.

We are currently seeking a Senior Contracts Administrator to join our team at our San Antonio (preferable), Liberty Lake or Austin location. This individual will engage in all aspects of the transactional lifecycle including contract preparation, terms review, negotiation and administration in accordance with Itron's policies and legal requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Investigate and resolve questions associated with contracts in process and/or existing contracts (e.g. scope of agreement, term). * Process, review, draft, modify, negotiate and administer various contractual documents, including distributorship, purchasing, equipment sales, professional services, software license and maintenance agreements. * Interpret contract requirements, obligations and risk exposure. * Identify, report and escalate business issues and "nonstandard terms" for review and approval at the appropriate level with the designated subject matter experts. * Work closely with legal counsel and with other internal business functions such as proposals, finance, sales, marketing, purchasing, research and development, project management and risk management to ensure optimal contract terms while minimizing risk. * Provide analysis, feedback and recommendations to management and appropriate field/sales personnel regarding contract terms and resolution of contractual issues. * Review and respond to contractual terms in requests for proposals and participate, as necessary, in bid response preparation and deal evaluation. * Contribute to the development and improvement of form agreements and templates and of innovative approaches to contracting requirements, obligations and exposures to streamline processes and constantly improve efficiencies. * Assist in establishing and continuously improving policies, processes and procedures supporting contract preparation, negotiation, review, approval and administration. * Educate business partners on key commercial, legal, corporate policy and other considerations.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field or equivalent experience. * 5 years of related experience in contract drafting and preparation, negotiation/administration. * Demonstrated knowledge of common commercial transactional terminology and basic legal concepts within contract terms (such as liabilities and obligations). * Working knowledge of Microsoft office applications in a Windows environment. Working knowledge of Salesforce, Apttus, Oracle, or another contract lifecycle management tool preferred but not required.

Desired Skills & Experience:

* Comprehensive understanding of equipment sales, services, and software licensing and support concepts and contracts, including familiarity with revenue recognition rules. * Experience in commercial contracting from the preliminary/conceptual phase, through structuring, due diligence, negotiating, drafting, closing and conflict resolution. * Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent ability to manage multiple contracts of varying types, size and complexity through the contract administration process. * Ability to multi-task efficiently, manage and prioritize workload and deadlines and successfully balance between autonomous work and escalation to attorney as appropriate. * Broad knowledge of applicable contractual and legal concepts as they apply to sales, purchasing, services and software licensing. * Experience in subcontracts and subcontracting a plus. * Knowledge of federal regulatory requirements around Affirmative Action and other regulatory reporting requirements a plus. * Demonstrated ability to confidently and effectively interact with customers and internal clients (sales) and stakeholders. * Strong problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills and adept at managing across all levels in the organization. * Ability to resolve conflict using collaboration, mutual respect, creativity and flexibility of thought. * Polished and effective negotiation, communication, written, verbal and presentation skills. * Excellent people skills, strong business orientation and team player.

Travel: 1 - 10%

Physical Demands: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.

Itron is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or other characteristics protected by law. If you require an accommodation in order to apply to this position, please contact your local recruiting representative at 1-800-635-5461 or email Accessibility@itron.com.

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.

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Keywords: Itron, Inc., San Antonio , Senior Contract Administrator, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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