Requisition ID: 31563
Location(s): Portland, OR, US Richmond, VA, US Austin, TX, US St. Paul, MN, US Topeka, KS, US
Work experience: Specialist
Type of position: Full-Time
Job Family: Commercial
Specialist | Full-Time | Commercial
Harness the power of wind and shape the future with a job in renewable energy at Vestas! Build an exciting and rewarding career with a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and high quality pay and benefits.
As a Contract Manager for Vestas you’ll use your skills and experience to:
Support Vestas service operations colleagues by interpreting contractual provisions in context of the situation in the field and at site
Identify possible contractual approaches and negotiating tactics to avoid or resolve customer disputes
Assist implementing the chosen strategy through drafting and obtaining internal approvals of letters, notices, position papers and amendments
Supervise or contribute to stakeholder teams to resolve various issues and implement solutions involving topics such as warranty claims or closeouts, operational deliverables, contract interpretation, disputes, and operational performance.
Maintain contracts database that captures life-cycle requirements for easy reference and management of operational and commercial obligations.
Where appropriate, participate in direct customer conversations and negotiations, as part of coordinated account team or ad hoc team to resolve specific issues.
Review existing contracts for lessons learned, and direct that input to Service Sales teams to support negotiation of new service agreements.
Develop and maintain very effective professional working relationship with Vestas Service Sales, Legal, Service Operations, and other key stakeholder departments.
Initiate internal process improvements necessary to support job requirements, including document management and reporting tools.
Identify opportunities to create mutual value for Vestas and customers while protecting Vestas profitability and risk aspiration .
Timely respond to inquiries on points of contract interpretation from Service Site Managers.
Jusis Doctor, plus 2 years of directly related experience in contract interpretation or negotiation. May be substituted by advanced coursework in contracts.
Working knowledge of commercial regulations and law
Knowledge of practices, procedures and processes of contract administration as well as interpretation of regulations and contract clauses.
Solid oral communication skills with proven ability to prepare clear, concise and compelling written materials; in particular, ability to communicate with field personnel lacking specialized contract knowledge; solid customer presence and ability to negotiate contentious issues.
Proven capabilities in problem solving, negotiations and conflict resolution
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Teams) as well as other software such as SAP or Salesforce.
3+ years of directly related experience in all phases of contracts administration and working knowledge of contract law.
Experience working in a capital equipment industry with long-term service-related contracts, or a construction related industry.
Experience working with customers and organizations with multiple operating sites and organizations.
Ability to plan, organize priorities, and complete assigned workload to meet multiple deadlines. Should be detail oriented.
Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms, and to translate contract language for non-legal stakeholders
Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
What we offer
We offer an exciting Management position with great development opportunities in an inspiring environment at the world's number one wind turbine producer. We value initiative, responsibility, and accuracy. You will become part of an international environment with a commitment to sustainability and safety and you will work among colleagues that take care of each other.
Attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry
Great benefits coverage that includes dental and vision
Generous Paid Time Off policies
Great 401(k) plan (with employer match)
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