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Contract Negotiator

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City of Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach, FL

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The Contract Negotiator is a highly responsible, senior level position within the Procurement Department leading complex negotiations resulting from the City's procurement process for a wide variety of contracts for the acquisition of goods and services impacting all areas of the organization. The Contract Negotiator is the primary liaison between the Procurement Department and the City Attorney's Office for all contracting matters. The position also assists departments with contract compliance matters, and develops contract and solicitation templates.

The successful candidate must have strong customer focus and team/interpersonal skills that promotes a harmonious and productive work environment within a diverse workforce.

Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties:

Manages all facets of the contract negotiation and administration cycle for the Procurement Department from identification of need through contract signature and contract lifecycle. Focuses on comprehending departmental needs and business processes to maximize the value and effectiveness of City contracts.

Works closely with the City Attorney's Office as the Procurement Departments' primary liaison on all contracting or compliance matters. Attends meetings and conferences with lawyers, vendors, contractors, professional consultants, contract specialists and represents the City's interest relative to contract or compliance matters.

Communicates contractual and business risks to departments and management; develops a negotiation strategy suitable for each project; and leads each negotiation to successful completion. Determines or develops appropriate contract type and form; negotiates, prepares contract documents for legal review; conducts market analysis to determine pricing stratgegies; and prepares necessary city commission agenda items.

Reviews and assists in the development of solicitation documents, contract templates, source lists; attends pre-proposal conferences and assists assigned department project managers and procurement staff in answering questions and clarifying requirements.

Attends technical reviews and performs contractual interface with vendors to include receiving and transmitting all correspondence relating to deliverables, contract changes, approvals, invoices, and payments; oversees documentation of the negotiations, including maintaining the negotiation file, publishing and recording the negotiation sessions in compliance with state and local laws.

Utilizes all portions of an automated procurement system and the resulting system generated reports on a daily basis; provides instructional material and conducts training, both group and individual, for other staff charged with negotiating lesser dollar amount and less complex procurements throughout the organization.

Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, contract law or related field is required. A Master's degree is preferred.

Prior work experience in a contract negotiation. Public sector experience is preferred.

Certification is preferred -- Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) or Certified Commercial Contracts Manager.

Strong verbal and written skills, and ability to convey complex information. A writing test will be required.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word.

Physical Requirements:

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact

Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, word processor, calculator, copier, and fax machine

Some standing, walking, moving, reaching, handling, carrying, and bending; no significant crawling, climbing, sitting, pushing, and pulling.

For all positions:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, coworkers, the press the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of all state, county and city ethics and conflicts of interest policies. Strong understanding of ethical behavior is required.

Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.

For all technical,professional, supervisory and managerial positions:

Ability to develop innovative and creative solutions to issues consistent with the City's strategic plan.

Applicants must detail any related work experience on the application or risk disqualification

. It is the applicant's responsibility to update their NEOGOV profile with work experience, education, certifications and personal contact information when submitting each application, failure to do so will result in ineligibility. City of Miami Beach employees must reflect their current position and detail their work experience on the application to avoid being disqualified.

Veterans Preference: Veterans Preference is awarded in accordance with Florida State Statute 295.07. If veteran's preference is being claimed, it must be indicated on the application form and proper documentation, including all forms DD-214 (either Member 2 or Member 4), as well as the final Department of Defense Disability Letter (dated within one year)

must be submitted

with the application.

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