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Senior Contract Administrator

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Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Davidson, NC, US

Company: MSC Industrial Supply

Build a better career with MSC. 
Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.

Requisition ID : 597 

Employment Type : Full Time         

Job Category : Legal / Contract Administration                                             

Work Location :  Davidson, NC (CSC) 

State or Province : North Carolina (US-NC)     

Potential Work Location : United States : North Carolina : Davidson 



  • Coordinates contract review process with cross-functional teams from receipt through final closeout.
  • Analyzes complex contract documents, forwards appropriate clauses to appropriate crossfunctional departments for review and follows-up with such departments to ensure timely response in accordance with mandatory deadlines.
  • Focal point for all communication with law, finance and business team disciplines for resolution of contract issues and disputes.
  • Reviews complex solicitations and prepares specialized and/or non-routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications in accordance with contract policy and processes.
  • Prepares rationale for contract modifications as a guide to facilitate negotiations between sales team and customer.
  • Develops negotiation strategy for and assists sales team with complex contractual issues.
  • Reviews solicitations and prepares routine and/or specialized (non-routine) response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications.
  • Analyzes significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and business unit procedure.
  • Manages contract change control process. 
  • Develops negotiation strategy and leads negotiation team on complex contractual issues.
  • Ensures flow of approval and execution of contractual documents in accordance with corporate and/or business unit guidelines.
  • Works with internal sales team and customers on issues and developments relative to assigned contracts.
  • Works with legal counsel to ensure adherence to and consistency with corporate policy.
  • Provides status on contract documents in review process, and expedites as required.
  • Maintains software database to track contract review requests.




  • Prepares, organizes and maintains contract records and files documenting contract performance and compliance.
  • Assists in identification, development and implementation of new contract policy and processes.
  • Communicates contract policy and practice as well as provides authoritative guidance to internal business teams on corporate goals and objectives relating to contract activity.
  • Conducts research to support contract audit and or facilitate business unit contracting trends as needed.
  • Analyzes new law, regulation and contract trends for potential impact on business unit goals and objectives.
  • May mentor and train less experienced professionals.
  • Has a general understanding of the MSC business model and business terms to include pricing, discounts, freight policies, payment terms, rebates, etc. and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.
  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of purpose and fulfillment of MSC's mission. 
  • Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required



  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum of 8 years contract-related experience or Juris Doctorate Required.



  • Excellent organizational, planning, and communication skills required.
  • Strong to excellent analytical, presentation, and leadership skills required.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and creativity to resolve contractual issues required.
  • Excellent internal and external negotiation skills required.
  • Ability to negotiate complex, non-routine contractual instruments required.
  • Ability to draft complex, non-routine contractual instruments. 
  • Working to expert knowledge of contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, and applicable public contract law and regulations. 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment required.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software required.

Why MSC  
People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions. 

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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