Contract Specialist Job Description

A contract specialist is a person whose job it is to negotiate and conclude contracts for a product or service.

Contract specialists negotiate contracts between business partners.

They look for ways to save money, get a better deal, or come up with creative solutions to a problem.

Contract specialists should have certain basic skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to negotiate, and knowledge of current industry trends.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Contract Specialist to support our organization's contracting needs. The Contract Specialist will be responsible for negotiating and drafting contracts, as well as providing guidance and support on contract-related matters.

Contract Specialist Duties:

  • Create, manage, and oversee all contractual agreements and documents between subcontractors and owners
  • Conduct initial meetings with prospective subcontractors, communicates their qualifications, and negotiates the best possible agreement
  • Manage all change orders
  • Follow up with contractors to ensure work is progressing as scheduled, and to resolve any disputes
  • Approve all invoices and bills for services rendered
  • Foster effective communication between contractors and owners to ensure the most positive working relationship possible

Contract Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Manage subcontracts, purchase orders, and schedules
  • Create and update DDS, RFQ, and RFP documents
  • Capture and approve project changes
  • Negotiate contract terms
  • Enforce subcontract requirements
  • Develop and manage forecasts, budget, and change orders
  • Oversee claims, dispute resolution, and insurance

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years of sales experience including familiarity with residential design and sales
  • Ability to maintain sales records
  • Knowledge of construction methods and technologies, and ability to interpret technical drawings and contracts

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong team. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and encouraging applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender identities, gender expressions and ages.

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