Contract Analyst - Vendor Management
This is a 6+ month contract opportunity. Only W2 candidates can be considered for this role. CTC and Third Party candidates will not be considered at this time. Description: *Strategically plan with key stakeholder(s) to determine appropriate needs for vendor selection and sourcing. Participate in RFI and RFP evaluations. *Ensure all Third Party relationships are compliant with all applicable corporate, state, federal and regulatory requirements with a focus on Federal consumer financial laws. *Collect and evaluate upfront and ongoing due diligence on Vendors. *Develop and maintain effective relationships with key Business partners. *Manage the complete contract lifecycle from negotiation, initial drafting, Business, Legal and other stakeholder approval, execution, and ongoing compliance. *Assist Legal with review of Third Party contract templates to ensure the inclusion of required provisions. *Perform annual contract reviews and facilitate any necessary renewals for Third Party Vendors as well as amendments or terminations as required. *Maintain appropriate documentation/approvals on file. *Ensure agreements contain appropriate service levels, quality and security standards, performance metrics and financial penalties/incentives as required. *Ensure corporate requirements are met by facilitating necessary documentation and reviews. *Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: *Understand complex, non-routine contractual instruments. *Excellent knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, coupled with ability to identify required improvements to established policies. *Solid understanding of the business needs and an appreciation of financial contractual implications. *Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. *Strong organizational, analytical, and team-building skills. *Experience managing projects. *Ability to apply independent judgment and creativity to contract resolution issues. *Excellent negotiation skills. *Ability to multi-task with strong attention to detail. *Ability to perform in upper level management environment. *Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.