The Analyst Contracts position is responsible for the preparing, redlining, and negotiating of contract documents received from internal Hershey customers and Procurement Buyers and Category managers during the award phase of a request for proposal ("RFP") process. This position applies professional, technical, and legal skills to the redlining/reviewing of legal agreements for a variety of contract types like master services agreements, statements of work, etc. The contract analyst is required to work independently in managing the full lifecycle of a contract from the time the request is received until the contract is fully signed by all parties. This position reduces risk to the Hershey Company by bringing discipline, consistency, control, and accountability to Hershey's Indirect Procurement contract management process. Additional duties include maintaining contract files, notifying affected suppliers/agencies/customers of pertinent contract issues and status, and processing contract renewals and discontinuance. This individual will be required to interact directly with a variety of internal customers at different levels within the Hershey organization to understand contract requirements and to seek advice and counsel from the Hershey Law Department and Risk Management functions when necessary for legal language approaches on specific agreements.
Redline Contract Agreements. Redline and negotiate commercial contract agreements by applying professional, technical, and legal skills to the redlining/reviewing process. Contract types include master services agreements (MSAs), statements of work, etc. Provide general guidance to internal customers regarding contractual terms/conditions and the contract lifecycle process.
Document Administration - Circulate contract documents for electronic signature according to authorization guidelines and ensure executed contract documents are stored appropriately according to Hershey retention guidelines. Prepare and disseminate information regarding contract status, compliance, and contract metrics both at a detailed and summarized level. Answer general contract questions by providing contract/agreement interpretation in layman's terms to internal Hershey customers.
Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, or related studies
Master's certificate in Commercial Contract Management or related studies is a plus.
Knowledge of Information Technology is a plus.
Some exposure to the request for proposal ("RFP") process through the award phase is a plus.
Additional Knowledge/Skills Required:
Working knowledge of commonly used contract types (e.g. NDA, master services agreements, etc.) and legal clauses related those agreements
Six months of continuous and recent hands on experience redlining contract agreements
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word productivity Tools for redlining of agreements.
Excellent written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with project personnel, suppliers, and other stakeholders
Strong attention to details and organized
Basic mathematical skills
Ability to manage deadlines and service levels in a transactional environment (multi-task)
Willingness/enthusiasm for accepting responsibility and accountability; An "ownership mentality"
Ability to present ideas in a clear, assertive, and concise manner
Ability to foster strong relationships with colleagues/customers
Customer service focused
Self-starter and shows initiative in staying current with existing changes in contract law
Ability to accept change and learn new tools in processing contract agreements
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans