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MassMutual Procurement Contracts Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

The Opportunity

Currently the MassMutual Procurement team is going through a transformation to become best in class for contract lifecycle management and Source-to-Pay processes.

We are looking for a contracts superstar who will be responsible for managing the full end-to-end contract strategy. This person will formulate commercial deal terms and represent our functional business partners when interfacing with our Legal team and suppliers -- all the way through to the conclusion of the contracting process.

The Procurement Team

Our Vision & Mission:

The MassMutual Procurement vision is to be a trusted partner, who proactively engages with the enterprise to create sustainable supplier value. We enable business strategy through leading operational, process, governance, cost, and risk management excellence.

The Impact:

On a day-to-day basis, the Contract Consultant will have the innate ability to orchestrate multiple simultaneous projects which will require excellent communication, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills. Our highly skilled Contract Consultant is an expert on formulating strong legal positions post business award. Additionally, this seasoned pro will manage a contracts team and foster an environment where the teams works efficiently and independently, manage a high volume of tasks and projects with little guidance, react with appropriate urgency to matters which require a quick turnaround, and thinks creatively and proactively in order to solve problems.

Your day to day would look like but is not limited to:

  • Operating with significant autonomy and discretion in communicating with Legal, the Business unit Procurement Category Managers, Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management

  • Influencing at all levels of leadership, both internally and externally, to deliver results

  • Serving as the principal subject matter expert in all standard contracts, and almost all external contracts

  • Negotiating MSA, MHSA, MPA, PSA, Statements of Work, Work Orders, LOI, MOU, Term Sheets, used by the Procurement organization, including legal practice standards and playbook guidelines set by the Legal Department

  • Developing contract practice standards, operating procedures and systems that enable the broader team of Category Managers to scale and work more efficiently and effectively

  • Orchestrating the end-to-end process from kickoff to full execution and communicating these results through weekly metrics reporting

  • Gaining executive stakeholder input on complex projects, framing issues simply and concisely to obtain buy-off to move forward with key decisions/initiatives

  • Demonstrating project management skills, including adhering to stakeholder timelines, and meeting management skills

  • Leveraging your extensive knowledge of the basic types of commercial agreement structures and the function and purpose of key legal terms

  • Assessing risk and concisely explaining complex issues to both legal and non-legal professionals

  • Being extremely customer-focused, taking the time to understand the needs of the business and legal.

  • Working in a large, global, highly matrixed organization, and works easily in multi-business unit project settings; able to facilitate teamwork across corporate boundaries

  • Acting as a change agent to unlock barriers to quickly move contracts to closure while using your strong written and oral communication, strategic, analytical, and interpersonal skills

  • Managing multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.

The Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of relevant contract lifecycle management experience

  • Contract negotiation experience with primary responsibility being quality of agreements; and negotiating a broad range of standard commercial contracts within Procurement

  • Ability to lead the negotiation from kick-off meeting to contract signature

  • Understanding of S2P

The Ideal Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of relevant contract lifecycle management experience

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Supply Chain Management or related major

  • Experience with Contract life cycle tools like: Ariba, iCertis & Oracle etc.

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Procurement Team:

  • Regular meetings with teams across Procurement, Legal and Enterprise Technology & Experience (ETX).

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager

  • Access to mentorship opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups

  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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