Contract & Procurement Specialist

Summit Carbon Solutions is an innovative company which is developing and building the world’s largest carbon capture project in the upper Midwest over the next several years. We are a dynamic and highly entrepreneurial team that is expanding rapidly. We are looking for a smart, flexible, and high-energy individual to join our team. Summit Carbon offers an exciting, collaborative work environment with a casual dress code. We offer excellent employee benefits and competitive pay.  

Job Summary:

Develop, negotiate, and execute vendor contracts through collaboration with customer groups to meet company needs. Identify, build, and maximize relationships with key vendors. Responsible for establishing a collaborative process between project team, supply chain and legal to execute contract and procurement plans. Resolve contract related internal and external disputes. Provide strategic planning and analytics, identify cost avoidance and savings opportunities, and mitigate all contract risk. You will apply professional purchasing concepts, standards, and organizational objectives to complete complex procurement/contracting assignments.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop an efficient and effective contract management process and procedures in collaboration with Supply Chain Management (SCM) leadership, Project Management and Legal
  • Establish strategic contract plan that is aligned with overall project schedule and ensure best price, lead time, quality, and on-time delivery
  • Manage quote and competitive bidding process according to procurement policy
  • Support all engineering, environmental, permitting, construction and operations contracting activities and procurement plans
  • Responsible for negotiating material, equipment and service terms and conditions and insurance requirements with vendors while maximizing value associated with the supply chain management and procurement processes
  • Collaborate with logistics personnel to arrange storage for long lead time items until site is ready for delivery
  • Develop, monitor, and report on vendor performance and contract progress
  • Lead change by modifying work practices of employee groups as needed through collaboration
  • Maintain records of correspondence and documentation in relation to established contracts and those in progress
  • Consult on contractual risk and strategy
  • Ensure compliance with procurement policy
  • Process purchase orders according to procurement policy

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 5+ years purchasing and contracts experience in construction or engineering environments (Oil & Gas industry preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Supply Chain function (Preferred)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics is a plus)
  • Strong attention to detail to comply with standard procurement policies
  • Ability to communicate with engineers, project managers, construction managers, inspectors, and field operations to understand specification and delivery requirements
  • Ability to interpret complex SOW, RFP / ITB, and other contractual instruments to prepare reports, communications and bid summaries
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ames Iowa

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