GE Appliances, a Haier company Contract Analyst in Louisville, Kentucky
USA, Louisville, KY
Job Posting Title
The Contract Analyst is responsible for ownership of contract administration for key commodities within the Indirect Sourcing contract portfolio, including Equipment, Tooling and MRO projects, This position will partner with buyers, business stakeholders and suppliers to support supplier onboarding, oversee contract changes, manage contract timelines and milestones, ensure contract adherence and conduct post-contract analysis and reporting. This role will also provide support and direction for internal GEA employees utilizing Indirect Sourcing services.
What you will Do
Administer procurement contracts, including milestone tracking, performance management and change order processing. Negotiate cost and schedule impact to change orders and other contract modifications. Evaluate and make recommendations on supplier requests for waivers and deviations. Analyze potential risks that contract changes may pose to the organization and the project.
Monitor the procurement contracting for the assigned portfolio of projects. Ensure alignment and participation of internal and external parties during contract development, negotiation and execution stages.
Provide internal training on contract provisions and obligations of the Company and supplier.
Lead post-tender Terms & Conditions reviews with suppliers; resolve contract conflicts in coordination with the internal business stakeholders and Sourcing teams.
Review and confirm contractual provisions are followed, including quality and timeliness of work product, invoicing, payments, rates, schedule and satisfaction of all contractual requirements. Facilitate supplier performance reviews and manage supplier relationships, including performance.
Exercise independent judgment and initiative in scheduling, assigning and coordinating work with business functions and suppliers. Respond in an informed and timely fashion to questions and requests for assistance, demonstrating appropriate sense of urgency when answering internal and external requests.
Monitor supplier’s diverse and local subcontracting ensuring opportunities are provided and spend is reported.
Key Metrics / Focus Areas
% savings, % spend against contract, proper buying channel (PO, etc.)
Focus on areas of opportunity – Payment, Scope, Change Order Management, Contract training and implementation
Key focus areas are:
Metrics and data analytics
Escalation mechanism for supplier issues
Manage enterprise-wide contracts
Standardize process and tools for GEA contract management
Establish parameters for capturing value (budget impact and cost avoidance)
Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of experience in Sourcing, Contract Administration/Management of Engineering or Construction-related projects.
Relevant experience in a related role involving negotiating, identifying opportunities, selecting suppliers and/or implementing contracts.
Ability to negotiate and execute contracts. Understanding of concepts and principles of strategic sourcing, contract management and project management.
Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and allocate time to accomplish objectives of the project and team. Uphold high ethical standards and ensure compliance with procedures, regulations and laws.
Savvy business acumen with presentation and facilitation skills; can effectively interact with and influence multiple levels within the organization and Suppliers.
Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and organizational skills, with attention to detail and the ability to spot errors and inconsistencies.
Can identify and resolve complex technical, operational and organizational problems.
Enthusiastic can-do attitude, high energy level, strong sense of urgency.
Ability to question and challenge assumptions, interrogating existing practices to drive improvement; ability to observe existing business practice, to inform new practices and refine.
MS Excel experience.
5-10% domestic travel to suppliers or internal product line sites will be required.
What you need to Succeed
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain or related field.
Strong functional knowledge within related manufacturing-focused business, ideally gained through roles requiring cross-functional collaboration with Manufacturing, Technology, Product Line teams, Supplier Quality, etc.
Experience supporting a new project or business initiative.
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