Appvion Operations, Inc.

  • Contract Specialist

    Location US-WI-Appleton
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  • Expected Results

    • The Specialist will provide procurement and contracts support, with primary emphasis in contracts.

    Supporting Activities

    • Experience providing cradle-to-grave procurement administration including planning and issuing RFP/RFQs, evaluating quotes/proposals, writing price/cost analyses, negotiation, and ensuring compliant documentation.
    • Receive and review all customer requests for proposals and information ensuring coordination with the program/proposal team. Participate in the proposal process as Contracts lead.
    • Review and/or draft proposed contract terms & conditions, identifying contractual and business risks, and negotiate in accordance with corporate policy.
    • Responsible for overall contract compliance of assigned tasks in accordance with contract requirements, company policies and procedures, and applicable laws.
    • Candidate must be able to work independently as well as part of a team of contract professionals supporting proposal preparation and a portfolio of contracts and subcontracts.
    • Create strong templates and processes for key contract areas where required and be able to maintain standard work
    • Provide advice to internal customers on contract matters, including identification and mitigation of contract and business risk, as well as provide training in contract practices and procedures.
    • Ensure proper internal flow down of contractual obligations and requirements

    Required Prior Accomplishments - Experience - Skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Finance and three to five years’ experience in Sourcing or Procurement related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

    Possess and demonstrate a full working knowledge of contract negotiations and contract management.

    Makes decisions without delay despite ambiguous information, absence of clear direction or lack of consensus.

    Prioritizes workload independently based on department priorities and goals.

    Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

    Ability to speak and write clearly, concisely and directly

    Experience with Non-Disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements.

    Financial analysis skills, enabling review and interpretation of complex financial data.


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