Our client is the largest privately held wireless infrastructure company in the United States, and is currently seeking a Contract Specialist (with experience in the Construction Industry) reporting to the Contract Manager Procurement to join our team.  The Contract Specialist is responsible for performing contract assignments in support of local or centralized procurement activity or in the audit/review of that activity. Contract specialist will analyze bids and proposals and ensure that the specifications of binding agreements with vendors are administered.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESUnder supervision negotiates with suppliers to draw up procurement contracts: negotiates, administers, extends, terminates, and renegotiates contractsSupports the execution of initiatives, including data gathering and analysis, business requirement development, supplier qualification, preparation of Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quotation (RFQ), evaluation of responses, developing negotiation  strategies, participating in or leading supplier negotiations, reviewing, redlining and managing contracts, and preparing  recommendations to internal business clientsSupports the creation of contract scopes, bid specifications, and packages in accordance with the program scheduleEvaluates or monitors contract performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts, and compliance to contractual obligationsCreates vendor notifications and various other contractual documentationMaintain current knowledge of relevant contractual procedures and practices to appropriately analyze terms and conditions of contractsKnowledge of contracting concepts and contract acquisition law and regulationsWork and drive process development in complex team and fast-growth, entrepreneurial environmentPerforms other duties and responsibilities as assignedJob RequirementsBachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Business or an undergraduate degree with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a strategic sourcing, procurement, contract development and management, and supplier relationship managementDirect experience contracting with third party services suppliersExcellent written and verbal communication – preparation and delivery of written and oral presentationsAnalytical, critical, and technical thinking skillsStrong organization skills and attention to detailProficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio)