The Business Solutions division of the IT Department at Hennepin County is seeking a Senior Contract Services Analyst. This position will provide end-to-end assistance for the procurement of software and IT services, as well as assistance for general contracting needs for the IT Department. The primary work to be performed includes contract development functions of planning, collaboration, negotiation, and drafting. The purpose of the work is to:
· Enable contracts to support IT needs
· Mitigate legal and business risk to the county
· Negotiate best possible pricing
· Assure compliance with rules and regulations
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.
Location and hours:
This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site an average of 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours are 8 am - 4:30 pm with some flexibility. While these positions are designated as remote, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.
About the position type:
This is a full time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Contract Services Analyst, Senior.
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In this position, you will:
· Provide assistance in all phases of IT department contract planning, creation, collaboration, and negotiation.
· Draft clear, concise, and legally enforceable agreements for software and related services.
· Collaborate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders, respond to vendor inquiries.
· Conduct contract lifecycle administration including creation of amendments and spend analysis for large groups of contracts.
· Ensure compliance with the Hennepin County Purchasing Rules and Minnesota Statutes; provide guidance on ethics, data privacy and the County approval process.
· Prepare Board Action Requests (BARs).
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Seven or more years of relevant contracting or purchasing experience.
o Bachelor's degree in one of the above fields and three years or more of contracting or purchasing experience.
o Bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of two courses in business, public administration, healthcare administration, public health or social services and four years or more of relevant contracting or purchasing experience.
o Master's degree or higher in business administration, public administration, health care administration, public health, or a social services academic area and two years or more of contracting or purchasing experience.
Nice to have:
o Drafting clear, concise, and legally enforceable legal agreements for software, hardware, and IT services.
o Negotiating contract terms for software, hardware, and IT services.
o Soliciting and evaluating proposals, bids, and quotes.
o Analyzing, interpreting, and complying with state and federal regulations.
o Using technologies to perform work such as Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Adobe, enterprise resource planning systems, and reporting tools.
· Ability to:
o Handle ambiguity, solve problems, and make sound decisions.
o Establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external partners.
o Communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
o Analyze data and effectively use various information systems.
About the department:Technology is the foundation of our work – and the work of every county employee. The Information Technology department is here to help our employees work smarter, faster and better. It is made up of 9 divisions: Business Solutions, Service Management Office, Architecture, Central Services Administration & Imaging Operations, Enterprise Development, IT Finance & Support Services, Operations, IT Strategic Alignment, IT Security.About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge - select Guest. Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This position may have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data. This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to complete a background check.