Contract Administrator in Madison, Wisconsin - Careers at TDS Corporate
Company: TDS Telecom
Posted on: December 5, 2019
The Contract Administrator position maintains documents and records
pertaining to all aspects of the contracting process, including all
Company master service agreements (and associated statements of
work, work orders, and amendments), vendor agreements, licenses,
non-disclosure agreements, and related documents. Serves as the
primary contact for the contract management application (Ariba),
including administration thereof according to specifications
including entering new contracts into the database, performing
changes to existing contracts, monitoring contract expiration dates
and contract renewal dates, continuous monitoring and auditing of
the contract management application and the documents therein.
Responsible for the administration and processing of negotiated
master contracts, vendor agreements, licenses, non-disclosure
agreements, and related documents.
Serve as point of contact for internal customers coordinating
contract administration application process/procedures.
Review contracts to determine level of approval.
Coordinate approvals and signatures with business owners, legal,
and finance departments.
Vendor & Contract Compliance - Manage existing contracts, renewals
of agreements, etc. Activities include:
- Monitor contract status and renew/terminate as applicable.
- Manage and process renewals including assurance that the
renewals comply with the applicable contract.
- Assist with any customer/contract issues that arise during the
lifecycle of the contract. Work with the applicable internal
stakeholders, to understand the issue at hand; understand the
historical business relationship with the customer; review the
contract for legal protections; and develop a resolution strategy.
The resolution strategy may include legal, the business owner,
billing, management, and/or technical staff.
- Assist the business unit with negotiation of contract changes
and amendments as needed for new requirements - both internal and
- Works within the SAP E-Sourcing Frictionless System and/or
other systems and processes to administer the overall NS
construction contract process including: maintain qualified bidders
list, prepare and send bid invitations, draft outside plant
engineering project and master contracts (both bid and negotiated),
secure required performance and payment bonds and certificates of
insurance; Coordinate and conduct stimulus sealed bid openings,
true-up contract pricing and substantiate detailed bid summary
results for timely analysis and award.
- Manage nationwide unit pricing data for use in preparing
engineering estimates, enhancing the competitive bid process and
evaluating bids. Work hand-in-hand with IS processing entries into
NS Engineering Tool database. Partner with OSPE Customer
Application Analysis sharing pricing information with MASCO sales
- Develop and maintain a nationwide list of approved contractors
securing credit risk analysis documentation, bidder financials and
experience history, requesting and analyzing Dun & Bradstreet
reports and performing reference queries to facilitate assurance of
quality plant and services.
Enter and manage all contractual related information and documents
in to the Contract Management System with all relevant information
such as renewal dates, determining legally committed spend
obligations, ensuring proper ongoing business owner, maintaining
accurate contract hierarchy, and creating contract 'Notification'
Work with legal, business requesters, accounting, and other key
stakeholders to continuously improve the efficiency and
effectiveness of the contract administration, negotiation and
review process. This may include identifying new standard form
contracts to develop, updating existing standard form contracts for
changing business needs, improving the end to end workflow,
About TDS Telecom
TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700
people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
[NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000(R) company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc.
employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections
nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom,
OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has
been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best
Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers
for Women. Visit tdstelecom.com.
As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a
comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans
address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your
family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for
full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and
retirement options please click here.
- Bachelor's degree (or higher) OR 4+ years professional work
- 2+ year experience with customer and vendor contracts -OR- 1+
year internship experience with TDS Telecom plus 1 year experience
- Advanced working knowledge of Word and Excel and experience
using contract management systems.
- Experience with a technology services company delivering
solutions to end clients.
- Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish
- Perform a variety of complex tasks and basic understanding of
sourcing and procurement processes
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work
with high level of detail, accuracy and with minimal
- Must possess good writing and verbal communication
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