Manager- Commercial Contracts

Marriott International, Inc - Bethesda, MD

Full-time | Contract
Posting Date Sep 23, 2019
Job Number 19094043
Job Category Information Technology
Location Marriott International HQ, 10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland, United States VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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JOB SUMMARY

Manages all aspects of the company’s contractual agreement(s) with Vendors on behalf of Marriott Brand, Marketing, Sales & Consumer Services (BMSC). Collaborates with business, legal, finance, other stakeholders, and the vendors. Functions as the contracts’ subject matter expert and advocates for the company where contract terms are in dispute. Negotiates contracts, drafts legal language, manages contracts throughout the relationship, resolving conflicts and disputes, amending agreements and terminating or renegotiating contracts as necessary. Experience in negotiating the following agreements: Marketing, Sales, Partnership/Loyalty, Consulting and IT.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience Required
5+ years’ vendor management or similar vendor relations/sourcing experience
Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience/training/certification
Preferred
Legal/Paralegal credentials
Management experience
Contract Management Certification
Experience working with vendors and sourcing arrangements
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Stewards deals from inception through closure, leveraging toolsets including contract management system and external partnerships
Strong negotiation, relationship management and analytical skills
Collaborate with business, legal, finance and other stakeholders to support contracting process
Solid grasp of commercial contracting with the ability to quickly and accurately assimilate key financial aspects in evaluating outcomes
Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize workload
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to clearly communicate business objectives and contract terms to a diverse audience
Skilled and comfortable with communicating at all levels of management both internally and externally
Detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and priorities with conflicting deadlines
Must be flexible but disciplined and able to work unsupervised on own initiative
Ability to build and leverage strong relationships and networks both within and outside the organization. Effectively use personal influence skills rather than direct authority to persuade others and gain support
Relevant experience in negotiating and executing MSAs, SOWs and SLAs within business and IT spend area such as Marketing, Sales, PR events, Partnerships, IT (Hardware, Software, ASP/SaaS, Hosting) and Professional Services (including both waterfall and agile development method)
Ability to draft legal language and capture business requirements in writing
Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize a high volume of deals/transactions simultaneously
Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to negotiate mutually beneficial compromises
Provides guidance and work direction to contract managers or contract administrators
Manages issues related to contracts and assists in interpreting contracts as needed
Facilitates timely problem resolution of contractual issues to minimize the impact of service disruptions on the organization
Ensures all terms and conditions of agreements are satisfied, contractual constructs are fit for purpose and mitigate risk exposures
Works with Vendors to progress the goals and objectives of the agreements
Manages Vendors exit, if necessary
Leadership
Adaptability - Maintains performance level under pressure or when experiencing changes or challenges in the workplace.
Communication - Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.
Problem Solving and Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action.
Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.

Managing Execution
Building and Contributing to Teams - Participates as a member of a team to move toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members.
Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.
Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.

Building Relationships
Coworker Relationships - Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships.
Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.
Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.
Generating Talent and Organizational Capability
Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.
Talent Management - Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise
Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.
Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.
Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.
Basic Computer Skills - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
Proficient in MS Office Applications specifically Excel and Powerpoint
Mathematical Reasoning - Adds, subtracts, multiplies, or divides quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
Oral Comprehension - Listens to and understands information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Reading Comprehension - Understands written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.