Contracts Specialist, Finance

Contracts Specialist, Finance

Software Advice | melbourne, VIC, AU

Posted 9 days ago

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Role Purpose

Responsible for the contract administration process for all APAC contracts. Monitor and ensure compliance with the contract process for all business units.

Major Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Effectively process incoming requests from departments for assistance (Sales, CFS, Controller, Deal Hub, Corporate Pricing, Contracts Negotiators, Corporate Legal, Consulting, Conferences, Client Compliance, etc.). 
  • Manage the APAC Contracts team Outlook inbox by ensuring emails are appropriately prioritized by urgency and importance once approvals are received.
  • Manage all incoming APAC Master and Order Agreements for % compliance Research, Consulting, and Events business units). 
  • Ensure compliance with Gartner corporate policy regarding document administration, including any non-standard items, such as legal term changes, non-standard SDs, non-standard pricing, and non-standard billing terms have been approved.
  • Execute any and all special ad hoc projects initiated to fulfill business requirements.
  • Collaborate with manager and team to seek continuous improvement and innovation to department processes.
  • Prepare instructive communications/training to and liaise with global Contracts Department, Client Financial Services, Sales teams in fulfilment of above responsibilities.
  • Support of Contract Manager in providing first line of support to Sales on all issues relating to sales contracts and requests for contracts, escalating to senior staff as required
  • Business Acumen

  • Fair, honest, professional, friendly and collaborative approach with all stakeholders including remote team members and manager (Sales, Contract Negotiators, CFS, Corporate Legal, Client Compliance, etc.).
  • High work ethic and integrity.
  • Impact of Role:

    Expected Results

  • Protect Gartner Brand while balancing the requirements of the business against the Companys requirements to ensure protection of its core business policies.
  • Escalate appropriately to management.
  • Ability to handle pressure from sales management in relation to processing agreements within company policy guidelines.
  • Effectively process high volume and variety of incoming requests by multi-tasking.
  • Adaptability to fast paced environment and changing business requirements while effectively prioritizing.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge to process departmental reporting.
  • All requests to be processed within 24 hour SLA (no escalated complaints due to lack of responsiveness).
  • Education

    Bachelor Degree or equivalent

    Professional Experience

    A minimum of 3-5 years experience dealing with contract matters, client legal & procurements departments, as well as with Sales organization interaction.

    Technical/ Professional Skills & Competencies Required:

  • Maintain or obtain skills necessary to be proficient on department systems and document retrieval systems.

  • Excellent communication skills developed in a sales driven environment

  • Client-facing experience with commercial awareness.

  • Experience analyzing data (Excel or other data analytics tools) and advanced Microsoft Word skills.

  • Strong understanding of contracts.

  • Effective public speaking, organizational, prioritization and problem-solving skills.

  • Willingness to assume responsibility and adaptability for the role, while displaying a sense of urgency to the business.

  • Ability to work within a remote team (a multinational company experience would be preferred)

  • Gartner Core Values: Integrity, Objectivity, Results, No-Limits Mindset, Collaboration

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