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Contract Administrator

Company: ATS Services Inc.
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Summary

The Contract Administrator is responsible for the review, negotiation, administration, and execution of our customer contracts and on specialized administrative, compliance, and risk-reduction matters. The ideal candidate would be interested in developing expertise in contract management and business deals, with an eye towards increasing organizational value at minimal risk. This position is required to stay informed of transportation industry best practices as well as best contracting practices, and would ensure that our customer contracts and any customizations are consistent with those practices. Underlying this effort would be a constant vigilance for risk mitigation. The Contract Administrator works frequently with management as well as with the sales and finance teams to identify risk-reduction and other opportunities in our contract management practices. Other duties would include general compliance reviews and assistance with customer audits.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree or 4+ years of experience in an office environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Legal background, paralegal certificate, working knowledge of the transportation industry, and/or prior experience with managing contracts are all preferred but not required. Must be capable of and interested in reading high volumes of contract language on a daily basis and able to interpret and analyze for risk to the company. Must be detail-oriented with high initiative, problem-solving skills, and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be able to operate basic office machines and be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Must have excellent communication skills (written, listening, and verbal). Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task and work independently. Must be a team player, amenable to a variety of work projects. Must be analytical with the ability to apply data. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Must be proficient in responding to internal and external customer situations, responding to customer needs as required. Must be able to both think creatively and provide creative contributions to projects. Must be able to demonstrate a proactive commitment to ATS corporate values and the success of all staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Review customer contracts for legal compliance and protecting ATS's interests with a turnaround goal of 24 hours per review/revision. Develop ongoing expertise in contract management and business deals, with an eye towards increasing organizational value at minimal risk. Stay abreast of transportation best practices as well as best contracting practices and ensure that our customer contracts and any customizations are consistent with those practices. Collaborate and educate internal customers regarding contract language so they know how to best protect ATS interests. Track and administer status of all customer contracts through signing. Independently negotiate and sign NDAs, ACH forms, and short-duration contracts on behalf of appropriate ATS business units. Facilitate timely issuance of certificates of insurance requests from customers and vendors that comply with coverages. Assist with contract compliance monitoring efforts. Assist with internal audits of customer accounts per customer requirements. Assist with other types of contracts as needed. In support of ATS's culture, all employees are expected to consistently, effectively and reliably perform in accordance with the Company's values as set forth in our core competencies and behaviors (All Employee Competencies). Position may require work responsibilities outside of normal business hours, and infrequent travel may be required. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position performs work primarily in an office setting.

Constantly in a stationary position and occasionally will move around. Constantly operates a keyboard and mouse and constantly utilizes a computer monitor(s). Constantly conversing with internal and external customers in person or via phone system.

Keywords: ATS Services Inc., Saint Cloud , Contract Administrator, Other , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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