contract specialist resume example with 18 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Experienced Contract Specialist bringing over ten years of experience with contract administration. Expertise includes Contract Development, Contract Management, Negotiation (cost & contract terms), Relationship Management and satisfying deadlines.

  • Contract Development
  • Contract Management
  • Cross-functional communication
  • Bid / RFP Evaluations
  • Planning and coordination
  • Relationship Management
  • Contract & Change Order Negotiation
  • Knowledge of Contract Clauses
Contract Specialist , 09/2013 to Current
HcscMount Vernon, IL,
  • Drafts contract documents and correspondence for legal review and presentation to senior management staff.
  • Executes negotiation strategy for new contracts and amendments (aggregate savings exceeds $20M).
  • Leads procurement and contract management of various initiatives according to agency guidelines.
  • Builds strategic relationships with key stakeholders (Project Management, Engineering, Legal, Finance, Risk Management, Strategic Investment) to carry out daily operations and expedite problem-solving.
  • Assesses active contracts for compliance and identifies potential areas of noncompliance.
  • Prepares contract performance reports and spend analysis for management and other key stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with internal clients to ensure technical scopes are compliant with Agency/Federal/State guidelines.
  • Fields contractual inquires and requests from clients and various departments.
  • Presides over vendor selection process.
  • Monitors existing contracts for upcoming expiration dates, subsequently coordinating with appropriate channels for contract re-negotiation.
  • Represents organization at various meetings to discuss contract status, risks and vendor obligations.
  • Composes award recommendation memo for new contracts and amendments.
  • Ensures vendor compliance with agency goals for Women, Minority, Veteran, Disabled Owned Businesses (MBE/WBE/SDVOB/DBE).
Contract Administrator /Proposal Specialist, 06/2010 to 09/2013
Royal Bank Of CanadaRaleigh, NC,
  • Managed contract administration for various types of releases under umbrella contracts in accordance with company policies and Federal Regulations (FAR / DFAR).
  • Developed proposals by collaborating with specialists in other disciplines, including engineers, program management and product development.
  • Co-authored Sector Contract Closeout Procedure.
  • Drafted contract correspondence.
  • Oversaw management of subcontractor Requests for Information (RFIs).
  • Conducted strategic negotiations with government agencies for multi-million dollar change orders.
  • Collaborated with various departments to develop technical and cost proposals.
  • Evaluated contract performance data and prepared reports to be distributed to other key stakeholders.
  • Attended trainings to enhance understanding of Contract Administration and Industry Best Practices.
  • Represented company at meetings to discuss contractual obligations.
Mortgage Specialist, 06/2009 to 06/2010
Citigroup Inc.Silver Spring, MD,
  • Generated new business and boosted sales using extensive knowledge, target market penetration, partner relationships and customer care techniques.
  • Trained sales team on internal processes and procedures.
  • Fostered relationships with all key stakeholders to expedite processing of loan applications.
  • Restructured, refined and enhanced operational procedures to increase profits and performance within competitive markets.
  • Pre-Approved mortgage loans by examining applications and supporting documentation.
  • Developed incentives to boost team morale, drive motivation, increase performance and retain top talent.
Mortgage Operations Manager, 05/2003 to 07/2009
Destiny Funding CorporationCity, STATE,
  • Led a diverse team consisting of sales representatives, loan processors and back end support staff.
  • Managed company pipeline of mortgage loans from application to closing by coordinating file movements and negotiating pricing with lenders.
  • Built strong rapport with new and existing B2B clients to better serve organizational needs and promote company loyalty.
  • Analyzed mortgage applicants' financial status, credit and property evaluation to determine feasibility of granting loans.
  • Generated income by executing complete sales cycle process from prospecting through contract negotiations and close.
  • Articulated growth objectives and operating plans.
Education and Training
MBA: Business Administration, Expected in 12/2011 to Hofstra University - Hempstead, NY
Bachelor of Science: Management Information Systems, Expected in 12/2002 to SUNY College At Oswego - Oswego, NY

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School Attended

  • Hofstra University
  • SUNY College At Oswego

Job Titles Held:

  • Contract Specialist
  • Contract Administrator /Proposal Specialist
  • Mortgage Specialist
  • Mortgage Operations Manager


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science

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