Procurement and Contract Analyst II

Portland, Oregon

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Job Id: 61080

Procurement and Contract Analyst II
This position is responsible for performing procurement and contracting activities an intermediate level.  Core work includes conducting effective cost analyses, conducting the procurement process, developing and negotiating contracts, performing contract administration duties, ensuring quality control and compliance, and participating in company initiatives.

 This is a hybrid position.

Procurement and Contract Analyst II Responsibilities:
Advises and provides technical guidance to internal staff regarding procurement processes, resolution of procurement activities, and alternative procurement solutions.
Develops and drafts solicitation documents such as Request for Quotes, Request for Proposals, and Invitation to Bids.
Facilitates procurement processes to ensure compliance with procurement policies.
Conducts technical market research.
Recommends specifications, requirements, and guidelines.
Evaluates vendor proposals to ensure all requirements are met.
Assesses bids/proposals from vendors and determines or guides business leaders in determination of contracts to be awarded.
Maintains all procurement related documents in a uniform manner as established by the department. 
Acts as a facilitator for company-wide price agreements and on-call contracts for professional services, purchase of goods, and construction/trade related services.
Reviews, drafts, negotiates, and facilitates execution of business contracts and amendments.
Translates program requirements into contract terms.
Evaluates contracts for potential performance risk and negotiates contract terms to mitigate risks.
Issues purchase orders and enter contract information into Finance information systems.
Consults with Manager and/or Legal Affairs to facilitate clarification of legal issues and the approval of contract language.
Maintains all contract-related documents in a uniform manner as established by the department. 
Inputs and updates contract management software/systems, financial systems and other related systems tracking contract administration and financial activities. 
Administers select Finance contracts.
Special Projects:
Develops data collection methodology and implements data for tracking different business metrics.
Participates in vendor engagement activities such as trade shows, business liaison, and vendor outreach. 
Contributes to and administers strategic functional initiatives and projects and/or equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
Facilitates procurement classes to internal business partners.
Relationship Management:
Builds and ensures effective relationships across internal teams and external organizations for current or future integration.
Partners with internal project managers to identify process improvement and creative solutions.
Organizational Responsibilities:
Perform work in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
Support the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion by fostering a culture of open mindedness, cultural awareness, compassion, and respect for all individuals.
Strive to meet annual business goals in support the organization’s strategic goals.
Adhere to the organization’s policies, procedures, and other relevant compliance needs.
Perform other duties as needed.

Procurement and Contract Analyst II Qualifications:
Proficient knowledge of procurement and contract principles and procedures.
Understanding of software and technology contractual best practices.
Strong knowledge in legal/regulatory requirements and best practices for reviewing, editing, drafting, and negotiating contracts.
Proficient understanding of techniques and processes of contract administration.
Ability to conduct cost and price analysis and vendor relations.
Ability to utilize cooperative contracts/price agreements.
Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different options for procurement and contracting processes.
Ability to manage and prioritize time to efficiently complete work and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, including strong presentation skills
Ability to convey information, listen to what others say and ask pertinent questions to gather needed information.
Skill to enter, record, store, and maintain information in written and electronic formats.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with company employees and vendors.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Ability to work in an environment with diverse individuals and groups.
Education and/or Experience

Minimum 3 years’ experience in procurement, including experience conducting informal (Request for Quotes) and formal (Request for Proposals, Invitation to Bid) procurement processes.
Minimum 1 year experience in drafting and negotiating contracts.

Minimum 4 years’ related experience in procurement and contracting.
Experience within health care or managed care.
Salary: $67,000k-$100,500k/yr. (DOE) 

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, matching 401k, tuition reimbursement, and pre-tax parking options.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.



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