Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Procurement and Contract Specialist - Remote

Job Locations US
ID
2024-1988
Category
Project and Procurement Services
Type
Regular Full-Time
Remote?
Yes

Overview

As the Procurement and Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for ordering goods and services for CIS. You will work closely with internal customers who issue purchase requests for Procurement services including consulting agreements, software and hardware requests, as well as others including matters related to contract and vendor management. You’ll analyze costs, negotiate purchasing details, and offer solutions to help CIS better manage costs on supplies and vendor services. Additional duties include tracking orders, resolving issues concerning price disputes, and maintaining accurate records to generate analytics on the performance of our procurement function.

 

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.

 

Salary Range: $59,200 - $89,600
 
We offer a competitive total rewards package at the Center for Internet Security:
  • Base salary is determined on a number of factors including, but not limited to, education, experience and skills.
  • Health (PPO, EPO, HSA), Dental & Vision Insurance eligibility starting from the first day of hire
  • $500 wellness card for Health Coverage Participants
  • 401(k) with 4% Company Match, vested from the first day of hire
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Dependent Care Account (DCA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Bonding Leave
  • Paid Volunteering Program
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) inclusive of vacation, personal and sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Engagement Activities
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan PayDown Program
  • Employee Referral program
  • Employee Assistance Program

What You'll Do

  • Work within Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) ecosystem to input, maintain, and execute contract actions
  • Review, redline, negotiate, and execute vendor contracts with a heavy focus on indirect services, especially consulting agreements
  • Develop, coordinate, formalize, and prepare contract documents with precision and accuracy
  • Drive communication with internal and external stakeholders to move purchase request to completion
  • Purchase materials, services, and supplies, including managing requests and continuously improving the procurement and request processes
  • Help identify and pursue opportunities to improve cost or contract terms for goods and services procured by the organization
  • Support and update internal customers on procurement requests and their timely completion
  • Follow purchasing service level agreements (SLAs) to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Maintain accurate records, actively facilitating the purchasing request workload and prioritizing accordingly
  • Adhere to procurement guidelines and organizational policies
  • Work closely with the Procurement team to identify practice improvement opportunities, log those opportunities, and aide in the efforts to drive those changes to completion
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field*
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in business, procurement, and contracting - including review and redlining contract agreements
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, understanding, redlining, negotiating, and contracting for indirect services
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Strong attention to detail, communication skills, and professional demeanor
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

It's a Plus if You Have:

  • Non-for-profit procurement experience and knowledge of Office of Management and Budget, Uniform Guidance is preferred
  • Project Management skills
  • Experience awarding and managing consulting agreements
  • Experience with Workday Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

 

At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.

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