The Contract Manager works under the direct supervision of Corporate Supply Chain (CSC) attorneys and is responsible for drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and finalizing procurement-related contracts that support CBRE's business objectives, with a specific concentration on services-related contracts, NDAs, and SoWs. In addition, the Contracts Manager manages the CSC Contract Administrator. The Contract Manager develops negotiation strategies, conducts negotiations with vendors, evaluates risk exposure, and makes recommendations to stakeholders and CBRE Corporate Supply Chain representatives, and senior executives. The Contract Manager works with internal organizations such as Corporate Risk Department on insurance -related matters and Corporate Compliance to limit exposure and ensure compliance with CBRE's internal policies. The Contract Manager must be adept at working under deadline pressures and a variety of business client requirements.
Key Areas of Responsibility :
Meet with internal clients (CSC Sourcing and stakeholders) to fully understand the business objectives and initially assess the risks arising out of a proposed transaction.
Operate as CSC's law group point of contact during negotiations on assigned matters by reviewing, editing, and drafting responses to supplier's proposed terms and reaching successful resolution with suppliers on a timely basis.
Facilitate development of contract templates and other CSC tools/technologies.
Make recommendations to CSC attorneys and Sourcing, as well as stakeholders, regarding contractual risks that create legal and business exposure to CBRE, and facilitate internal review of issues, and coordinate management/legal resolution.
Exercise sound judgment in determining when issues require the involvement of other parts of the business, including CSC Sourcing and/or attorneys.
F ollowing execution of a contract, provide contractual support for interpretation, including working with stakeholders, CSC attorneys and other CSC team members and leadership on potential disputes and audits.
Maintain in-depth knowledge of CBRE's supply chain procedures, processes and policies; be knowledgeable of commercial contractual laws and practices within the software and services industry.
Develop and provide education to internal organizations regarding contracting best practices and other relevant topics.
Effectively manage contract administrator to ensure accuracy of contract database reports and timely uploading of contracts for retention and data analysis.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university required. Minimum of four years of related experience and/or training. Working experience with business law, contracting principles and practices, and general and industry specific regulatory and compliance requirements.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
C.P.M., C.P.S.M. or N.A.C.M. certifications or eligibility preferred.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Requires conceptual and innovative thinking (i.e. identifying solutions).
Ability to articulate complex ideas both legal, business and technical in nature.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to negotiate internally and externally; strong writing skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work under short deadlines with minimal notice and supervision.
Must present a positive and professional image internally and to suppliers.
Ability to identify legal issues and escalate them as appropriate to CSC attorneys.
Ability to supervise and coordinate efforts of one or more personnel.
Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of contracts database systems, software, modules, etc.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.
Internal Number: 19019057
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.