Contracts Manager 

Job Title: Contracts Manager 

Department: Accounting 

Reports to: President & CEO 

Education: BS Degree in Business, Law, Marketing, or related field 

Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience 

Job Type: Full-Time/Exempt 

Job Summary 

The Contracts Manager is a key member of our Accounting team. The Manager will work to develop and support contract initiatives and  activities, including but not limited to contract initiation, authoring, process and workflow, negotiation and approval, execution, ongoing  management, and compliance. 

Responsibilities Include 

  • Develop and own the JMS contract management strategy and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) process andstandards 
  • Collaborate with various team members to develop contract lifecycle procedures including change management, record keeping,  

and auditing 

  • Create common language, core templates, unified terms, and repeatable, consistent conditions for contracts 
  • Manage all sales contracts from pre-PO support through final execution 
  • Consult with various team leaders on contractual related topics 
  • Serve as the liaison for contract negotiations with customers 
  • Support the Project Management team contractually with a zero-value change orderinitiative 
  • Collaborate with external JMS stakeholders to ensure successful contract lifecycle management 
  • Request, author, negotiate, approve, and sign contracts (through responsibility thresholds) 
  • Collaborate with various JMS team leaders to approve respective segments of contracts (through responsibility thresholds) 
  • Ensure contract compliance with legal requirements 
  • Ensure successful transition of contracts from JMS Business Development to Project Execution 
  • Storage, organization, and retrieval of contracts as needed 
  • Collaborate with various team leaders and members to track, report, and ensure compliance with sales contracts at all stages of  

the contract lifecycle 

  • Coordinate with various team leaders and members to re-negotiate contracts as necessary 
  • Collaborate with various team leaders and members to ensure successful contractual close out 
  • Collaborate with various team leaders and members to perform contract postmortems when necessary to drive continuous  

improvement 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Law, Marketing or related field or equivalent years of work experience 
  • 5+ years of contracts experience 
  • Proven ability to collaborate, draw-out information, and work effectively across multiple departments and teams 
  • High-level of proficiency in Microsoft Desktop Applications 
  • Effective at prioritization and being a self-starter working independently in a challenging, fast-paced environment 
  • Excellent negotiation and organization skillset 

Desired Experience and Skills 

  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment in the water and wastewaterindustry 
  • Experience at a small to mid-size Engineering firm, Construction firm, or Manufacturing facility 
  • Experience with supply chain strategy and supplier contract management 

Jim Myers & Sons, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer