Results-focused Senior Contract Specialist with M.S. in Accounting & Financial Management eager to offer 13 years of experience in Contract Negotiations / Preparation, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Client / Vendor Relations within high-volume business environments toward maximizing an employer s bottom-line performance.
Integral leader with a proven track record for leading diverse, multi-industry project efforts, including offering strong knowledge of the drilling industry, as well as key contract administration, supply chain management, and vendor relations.
Out-of-the-box thinker who takes a lead role in company s oversight of bid / proposal evaluations and in analyzing commercial / contractual sections, along with managing all contract functions pertaining to various domestic or international projects.
Excellent communicator who seamlessly interfaces with all business representatives and clientele through to executive-level.
Ambitious self-starter who consults on applicable governance and supports stakeholders by reviewing subcontracts deliverables to ensure requirements are met prior to review by project management teams.
Bid / Proposal Evaluations
Risk / Liability Management
Strategic Analysis / Planning
Supply Chain Management
Domestic / International Projects
Large-Scale Contract Negotiations
Integrated Master Plans / Schedules
Prime / Sub Contracts
Team Building / Training
Vendor / Business Relations
Capital & Joint Venture Contract Administration
Utilize broad scope of industry, business, and corporate supply chain knowledge to participate in the development and fulfillment of key contract requirements in the bidding, purchase, or sales / delivery of equipment, materials, products, and / or services.
Interface among legal teams, project managers, and finance groups to evaluate contract compliance; maintain clear understanding of current market conditions and industry trends; and handle comprehensive requests for contract renewals and / or extensions.
Ensure accuracy and adherence to bid specifications or contract terms by examining performance requirements, delivery schedules, and other contractual obligations, including tracking and monitoring agreements and providing summary reports.
Review and approve capital expenditures and provide justification to executive-level management, along with working with senior staff and expert teams to develop project budget plans and translate contract requirements into objectives and tasks.
Direct deliverables and report on progress via regular meetings throughout project lifecycle within a global delivery environment.
Monitor compliance with regulations and / or regulatory agencies when business is conducted on behalf of the organization.
Consulting Manager Contract Administration/ Supply Chain / Project Management
Drove bottom-line results by participating in bid strategy and proposal planning, including directing all facets of acquisition phasing, baseline pricing documentation, and developing Integrated Master Plans and Schedules for solicitation response.
Achieved extensive knowledge of project lifecycles while providing contractual advisement and liaising among engineers, managers, and operations departments (i.e. finance, legal) to translate client requirements into an Integrated Master Schedule.
Reviewed / drafted inquiries, subcontracts, proposals, and bid evaluations, along with preparing and raising work authorizations / contracts, supplements, extensions, and change orders as required for approval by representatives for contractor issuance.
Consulting Manager Contract Administration/ Supply Chain / Project Management (Continued)
Complied with regulatory agencies and contractual obligations by adhering to terms and conditions, attaining guarantees, and verifying insurance coverage, including forwarding legal, insurance, and contractual formulation groups for review and approval.
Provided risk management strategies and techniques, managed dotted line / virtual teams to deliver tender proposals, identified resources to compile quality tender on time, and supported post-submission efforts, clarification process, and contract award.
Owned and reviewed Commercial / Technical Risk Registers; assessed Full Cost Model and pricing; benchmarked price against comparable bids; and reviewed and challenged commercial inputs, hours, costs, cash flow, and contingency.
Contract Accounting Manager
Strategically steered contract accounting administration by coordinating activities with legal, development, government affairs, and general managers to review, interpret, and manage accurate implementation of contract terms, joint ventures, and reports.
Attended bid meetings; recommended pricing strategies and contract terms required for negotiations; managed budget, manpower, and resource allocation, project schedules, and reviews; and developed internal accounting and financial policies.
Defined, planned, initiated, and delivered projects on time, and evaluated costs and benefits of committing to new projects.
Liaised between corporate offices by disseminating communications materials, along with directing information flow within and outside the division and business units, and coordinating work with outside vendors to complete key requests.
Established cost control strategies and managed month-end close processes; provided costs, performance schedules, and reports forecasting; documented processes for billing, collection, and payment processing; and maintained orderly accounting files.
Senior Contract / Project Administrator
Ensured all service and construction contracts were pre-qualified, updated vendor master data, verified sourcing strategy documents were completed by prior to PO preparation, assisted with contract development, and prepared pipeline reports.
Set up new vendors as required by business units; summarized milestones and deliverables expected under contract; suggested appropriate review intervals for individual contracts; tracked invoicing; and prepared periodic reports for review.
Coordinated efforts with project managers to develop schedules; maintain general ledgers; create work around, critical path, and float analysis networks; provide cost / schedule variance analysis reports and corrective action plans; and propose mitigation plans.
Administered cost trends and change order processes, managed project cost contingency and conducted feasibility studies, established and maintained detailed earned value progress measurement systems, and assured compliance with regulatory agencies.
Supervised cost and schedule personnel assigned to projects; analyzed estimates from program managers for labor hours, materials, subcontracts, travel, and additional direct costs; created budgets and forecasted P&L; and reported work completion.
Master of Science in Accounting & Financial Management University of Maryland, University College
Bachelor of Arts in Law & Accounting (Dual Major) Middlesex University (London, UK)
Associate of Science in Business Studies College of North / West (London, UK)
Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Projected 2011) University of Maryland, University College
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I am currently seeking a challenging [ Insert Job Title ] role, and am submitting my resume for your review.
I am excited to build a rewarding career with your company, and am confident that my professional skills and academic credentials can help to achieve your objectives. I can offer 13 years of solid experience in Contract Negotiations / Preparation, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Planning / Analysis, and Client / Vendor Relations, and am well-versed in all facets of Large-Scale Domestic and International Project Management within the drilling industry.
To complement my background, please note that I hold a M.S. in Accounting & Financial Management from the University of Maryland, a B.A. in Law & Accounting from Middlesex University (London, UK), and an A.S. in Business Studies from the College of North / West (London, UK). I am also pursuing a Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Projected 2011) from the University of Maryland.
Currently, as a Capital & Joint Venture Contract Administrator for LyondellBasell, I utilize my broad scope of industry, business, and corporate supply chain knowledge to participate in the development and fulfillment of key contract requirements in the bidding, purchase, or sales / delivery of equipment, materials, products, and / or services. Within this role, I interface among legal teams, project managers, and finance groups to evaluate contract compliance; maintain clear understanding of current market conditions and industry trends; and handle comprehensive requests for contract renewals and / or extensions. During this time, I also review and approve capital expenditures and provide justification to executive-level management, along with working with senior staff and expert teams to develop project budget plans and translate contract requirements into objectives and tasks. As this is just a sampling of my job history, please kindly refer to my enclosed resume for additional experience.
You will find me to be a results-focused professional who can contribute a track record of leading complex contract negotiations, defining critical priorities, and meeting goals. In addition, I can plan, prioritize, and direct project processes within deadline-driven environments while streamlining operations to increase productivity, efficiency, and quality. For the sum of these aforementioned reasons, I believe I will prove to be an incredible asset to your company.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in advance for your consideration.
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