Contract Specialist

| Chicago, IL, USA
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Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Job Description

Position Overview

As an Analyst II, IT Business Administration you will play a critical role in the administration of IT procurement contracts, finalizing negotiated contract terms with internal and external partners, reviewing and tracking new and renewing contracts, and ensuring compliance with company contracts. This position is ideal for an experienced, organized individual who thrives in a dynamic environment.

Responsibilities

Contract Administration: Oversee the end-to-end contract lifecycle, including drafting, reviewing, and managing contracts. Ensure compliance with legal and organizational requirements.

Risk Mitigation: Assess risks associated with technology purchases, including cybersecurity, data privacy, and supply chain disruptions. Develop risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans.

Vendor Management: Establish and maintain relationships with technology vendors, ensuring timely delivery, quality, and compliance. Negotiate contracts, service-level agreements (SLAs), and pricing terms.

Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate procurement processes, identify bottlenecks, and propose enhancements. Streamline workflows and drive operational excellence.

Market Research: Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices. Provide insights to inform procurement decisions.

Strategic Sourcing: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify IT procurement needs, evaluate market trends, and develop sourcing strategies. Leverage your knowledge of technology products and services to make informed decisions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Systems, or related field.
  • 2+ years in IT procurement, with a focus in contract administration.
  • Familiarity with IT support services (including SLAs and KPIs).
  • Proficiency in contract management and legal compliance.
  • Analytical mindset for data-driven decision-making.
  • Excellent written communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification e.g., Certified Professional in Supply Management, Certified Technology Procurement Executive.
  • Project management skills.

Benefits

Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc.

Invenergy LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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What are Invenergy Perks + Benefits

Invenergy Benefits Overview

Invenergy's benefits package helps protect and improve the lives of our employees and their families. They also enhance everyday wellbeing and encourage our employees to prepare for present and future needs. Our benefits include

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Invenergy participates in various local activities and supports numerous local organizations through partnerships with our affinity groups. We also provide eight hours of volunteer time off per year.
Partners with nonprofits
We invest in mission-driven organizations & causes dedicated to communities we live and work in such as Chicago Urban League, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Hunger Free Colorado.
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
In-person all-hands meetings
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Invenergy's policy is to provide employees that work from an office 6 remote days per month.
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Unconscious bias training is woven into our annual DEI training.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Black & Brown @ Invenergy, Invenergy +, The New Energy Workers Network, The Invenergy Sustainability Network, The Unidos Network, The Invenergy Veterans Network, and The Invenergy Women’s Network.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Invenergy is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workforce and recognizes the importance of cultivating an environment of equity and inclusion.
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Invenergy's FSA accounts enables employees to save on their health care and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis up to the federally allowed maximum.
Disability insurance
Invenergy has employer paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance with a benefit that is 60% of an employee's covered earnings.
Dental insurance
The Invenergy Dental plan provides coverage for preventive, basic, and major services, including 100% coverage of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision insurance
Invenergy's Vision plan gives you access to a national network of both independent providers along with the nation’s most respected optical retail brands.
Health insurance
Invenergy offers three different health insurance plans to meet you and your families' needs. Preventive Care is always covered at 100% and is not subject to the deductible.
Life insurance
Invenergy provides employees with company paid Basic Life insurance benefits equal to 1.5x base annual salary up to a maximum of $300,000. An equal amount of AD&D insurance is also provided.
Pet insurance
Invenergy's pet insurance employee benefit reimburses up to 70% of veterinary services, such as x-rays, blood tests, hospitalization and surgeries.
Wellness programs
Medical plan enrollees have access to Well onTarget, a wellness benefit provided through BCBSIL.
Mental health benefits
Invenergy employees and their household members have access to CompPsych to help with the everyday challenges of life that may affect your health and family life.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Invenergy's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from. Features include traditional pre-tax and Roth post-tax savings accounts.
401(K) matching
Invenergy's 401(k) retirement plan match is equal to 50% of employee 401(k) deferrals, not to exceed 3% of qualified compensation. There is no delay to the start of matching contributions.
Performance bonus
Many of Invenergy's positions have annual performance bonus targets. Specifics vary by position.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Invenergy offers eight weeks of paid maternity leave and four weeks of paid paternity leave.
Family medical leave
Invenergy offers employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year for certain family and medical reasons for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Invenergy's PTO policy is 21 days per calendar year for all regular, full-time employees and 26 days per calendar year for employees with five or more years of service.
Paid volunteer time
Invenergy's Volunteer Time Off Policy of eight hours per year is designed to encourage and expand our public service, outreach, and exposure to the communities where we develop, operate and work
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Paid sick days are included in an employee's PTO bank.
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Invenergy pre-tax commuter benefits allows you to pay for part or all of your work-related transportation costs on a pre-tax basis, subject to IRS limits and legislation.
Company-sponsored outings
Invenergy has periodic team outings as well as company-wide annual holiday parties and other events.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Monthly E-Talks with beverages and snacks served.
Onsite office parking
Discounted parking available near the office.
Relocation assistance
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Invenergy recognizes its most important resource are its employees. To encourage the professional development of Invenergy employees, guidelines have been established to support employee development.
Lunch and learns
Various groups and committees with host lunch and learns.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Invenergy has a mentorship program matching mentees with mentors in areas they are interested in.
Online course subscriptions available

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