Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-
Our Client, a Public Utility that provides natural gas and electricity to the majority of Michigan s 10 million residents is seeking a talented and self-driven individual for needs serving in the role of Contracts Manager.
A Contracts Manager builds new relationships between the company and vendors, and ensures that these relationships are maintained to the satisfaction of all parties. The analyst also negotiates arrangements for the purchase of the goods, materials, and services the company requires within its budget limitations. In meetings with vendors, the procurement analyst must determine prices and set up a system of delivery, as well as research the market appropriately to ensure that the company is getting the best possible value. They must research the vendors to verify their credibility and ability to provide what is promised, as well as keep abreast of data resulting from the vendor relationship to make sure it is worth maintaining in its present form or at all.
Collect and analyze organization-wide data to support decision-making groups.
A bachelor' s degree in business management, business administration, or a related field is a typical requirement of most employers.
Professional experience is also highly preferred, especially if it is in a field involving vendor-client interaction.