1+ months

Contract Negotiator 1305115

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467

What You'll Do

This is a Strategic Contract Negotiator role supporting Ciscos customer support organization (CX). A successful candidate will report into the Senior Manager of Connected Contracts supporting this essential global Business Function from Research Triangle Park. Connected Contracts is bringing new levels of value to Cisco through strong processes and governance and deep negotiating and contracting skills while continually ensuring a digitized, insight-driven contracting experience. This position will play a substantial role in providing end-to-end contracting services within Cisco and contribute directly to this innovative and continuous improvement environment.

  • Partner with Ciscos Service organization to draft, negotiate, and close a wide variety of complex contracts supporting CXs worldwide service supply chain operations.
  • Provide contract support to enable Cisco customer service delivery in areas such as maintenance, repair and logistics (trade compliance, transportation services, and Import/Export of record).
  • Deliver ongoing improvements to simplify and optimize contract templates, standards and processes throughout the procurement cycle, across the range of contract documents.
  • Collaborate with the service owners to deliver an agile contract engagement model that supports the implementation of evolving business requirements and processes by providing guidance, defining contracting strategies, and engaging across a diverse range of business functions, including legal, infosec, finance, tax, compliance, insurance etc.
  • Recommend and implement contract solutions and best practices to help CX drive critical business objectives.
  • Collaborate with all levels of management and cross-functional teams to successfully close on project contracts.
  • Support and deploy technology and digital transformation within Connected Contracts including the use of cognitive analysis, machine learning, and AI to enable an improved end-to-end contracting experience.
  • Ensure proper contract administration, including obtaining contract approval, electronic signature, filing, tracking and reporting.

Who You'll Work With

Global Procurement Services (GPS) is responsible for the enterprise-wide-procurement of all Cisco indirect goods and services. GPS is a key partner to all regional, global and strategic Cisco Businesses, functions service delivery teams managing all sourcing, contracting, supplier management, and buying activities. The successful candidate will deliver premier contracts services from GPS to help drive business value and support profitable growth worldwide.

Who You Are

You have the ability to understand and successfully resolve complex legal and business issues typically encountered in service outsourcing contracts, most notably in the area of logistics. You have experience leading and working in cross-functional teams in a dynamic, continually evolving autonomous global work environment. You have a proven track record of direct engagement with executives and leaders at all levels, including demonstrated effective communications, presentations, and analysis skills.

  • Bachelors Degree, with Masters, JD or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • 5 - 7 years of experience or more in reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex outsourcing contracts
  • Solid understanding of contract formation, terminology, and negotiations
  • Demonstrated success negotiating at a strategic enterprise level
  • Digitization skills with experience using SAP Ariba and/or Seal software is a plus
  • Experience identifying and successfully resolving legal and business issues typically encountered in procurement contracts
  • Documented history working in a SaaS environment with the ability to articulate special requirements of this business model
  • Ability to influence at all levels to achieve desired results including connecting contract structure and language to practical business outcomes
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of contract law and practices including obligations and risks associated with customer maintenance service delivery, business and technical acumen to negotiate and draft highly technical and detailed statements of work, craft effective incentives toward greater business value, ensure clear and enforceable KPIs/remedies
  • Demonstrable ability in key areas necessary for contracting success; issue spotting, dispute resolution, negotiation and persuasive acumen, technical knowledge, precision in written and verbal communication, acute listening skills, and even confident disposition

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!





Posted: 2020-10-23 Expires: 2020-12-30

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