Senior Associate, Contracts and Procurement Services

Employer Name The Pew Charitable Trusts   Address 901 E Street NW, Washington D.C. 20004
Job Type Full-time, Permanent   Address 2
Experience 5 - 7 Years   City Washington
Education Bachelors Degree   State Washington, DC
  Zip Code 20004

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Job Description

The Finance Department

Pew's Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions at Pew. The Finance Department is committed to providing accurate, reliable, timely and cost-effective finance and procurement related products and services to aid in Pew's mission.


Works proactively to determine when there is a need for a contract, contract extension, amendment, or renewal; support vendor selection as needed.
Leads competitive Request for Proposals/Quotes/Information (RFX) process to facilitate provider selection, due diligence and risk management evaluation and reporting.
Ensures deliverables and statements of work comply with Pew policies and are clear.
Ensures agreement budgets have been negotiated and are reasonable.
Leads purchase requisition process, including: confirming budget availability, source of funding and proper coding.
Creates contract and grant packages, including: obtaining all necessary and relevant documents from the vendor; creating complete, accurate and properly-coded contract and grant agreements, purchase orders and related fee and expense line items
Reviews documents for compliance with Pew's policies and procedures.
Mentors less senior staff.
Participates in special projects and analysis as needed.

Required Skills

Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of relevant contracting, procurement and grants administration experience with nonprofits, for-profits and/or universities in a complex and fast-paced environment required.
Certified procurement, contracting or equivalent professional designation preferred; and knowledge of contract law preferred.
Expertise in negotiating price, terms and conditions for domestic and international contracts, and in designing a strategic sourcing strategy in collaboration with requestors, including leading complex RFP activities.
Experience adhering to service-level agreements, agreed-upon cycle-times and customer expectations, including demonstrated experience.
Self-directed and accepts full responsibility for completing assignments and resolving issues. Ability to think proactively, take initiative and see tasks through to completion with appropriate follow-up.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
Keen attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills. Ability to balance multiple priorities, organize time and work autonomously on discrete projects.
Strong written and oral communications skills
Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced and corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.
Strong interpersonal skills.
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Total Rewards

We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.