National Grid Contracts Manager - Commercial IT in Waltham, Massachusetts

_About the Position:_

National Grid has a great opportunity for a Senior Contracts Manager to join our Commercial IT organization. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the negotiation and the Ts&Cs for large labor and services contracts in the IT division.

_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_

  • Oversee and provide direction on contracts management and the contracting process in conjunction with representatives from the Business, Finance, Compliance, Legal, Procurement, Quality and other applicable stakeholders for all BU functions.

  • Provide professional services and strategic input relating to contracts requested from or relating to various functional areas.

  • This position serves to execute and manage contracts in an effective and efficient manner to stay within the agreed timeline and using applicable systems and processes.

  • Mitigate contractual risk and ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies and processes.

  • Manage all supporting business partners and execute the requisite authorization and approval needs and requirements.

  • This position will maintain tracking of pending contracts, and will escalate any potential issues or delays for further resolution.

  • Manage and prioritize all agreement negotiation efforts between multiple locations, functions, business partners and third parties to ensure negotiations are on track and executed as scheduled.

  • Provide input into the development of operational processes to support all contract activities.

  • Manage deadlines and keep Leadership and Stakeholders up-to-date on the status of contracts.

  • Build strategic relationships with internal stakeholders and alliance partners.

  • Account for and monitor contract deal life-cycle and provide status to BU and Procurement Leadership as required.

_Knowledge & Experience Required:_



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum 7 years of demonstrated experience.

  • Contract administration, licensing, business development or procurement experience preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Strong communication, analytical and time management skills.

  • Experience in a cross-functional business environment (e.g., matrix organization).

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

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Job: *IS Commercial and Corporate

Organization: *Information Services

Title: Contracts Manager - Commercial IT

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20182460