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Job opportunity
Dare to grow Job reference 105212
15/9/2021

Contract Manager

Location Houston, Texas, United States
Team Support Functions
Working Hours Day Job

At CEVA, we believe that logistics is a people business, that’s why we create an environment of trust and team spirit - we encourage initiative and we empower our talent to grow in their careers.  We are supply chain experts and live and breathe it every day. We offer a broad range of services in Contract Logistics, Air, Ocean and Ground management thanks to our 78,000 employees, operating in more than 160 countries. At CEVA, we are passionate about our work and the value we deliver to our customers and as a company, we are growing at a fast pace - do you Dare to Grow with us?  

 

YOUR ROLE

The NORTAM Legal Department of CEVA Logistics is seeking a Contract Manager excited to learn about contracts, negotiations, and the business of transportation and logistics. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain exposure to business decisions and meaningfully impact the profitability of the Region. The successful candidate will enjoy being on the phone, learning new things, and a fast-paced environment.  

 

As Contract Manager, you will be directly engaged in negotiating a variety of transportation and other agreements affecting our various product lines with a focus on Air, Ocean, and Ground. You will also work with the commercial team on the implementation of the contract administration function.

 

You will be a self-starter who can quickly learn CEVA’s commercial touchpoints and practices, identify and negotiate issues in a practical manner, and find opportunities to collaborate well in a cross-functional global organization.

 

This role is based out of CEVA’s Houston, TX office and reports to the Senior Contract Manager, NORTAM Legal Department. You will be joining a close-knit, collaborative, and fun commercial team that has a strong history of internal promotion and you will gain global exposure.

 

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

  • Serve as primary support for Business Development in review and negotiation of transportation agreements, as well as a variety of other contracts such as NDAs
  • Support Procurement in review and negotiation of a variety of procurement agreements
  • Support the contract or opportunity owner (such as BD or Operations as the case may be) to ensure business transactions are aligned with Product Owner goals and developed in a well-reasoned manner with appropriate risk mitigation.
  • Manage the approval and execution process
  • Serve as liaison between Legal and other corporate functions such as Commercial Finance
  • Pragmatically resolve contract issues
  • Support all aspects of the organization’s contract administration function from contract creation through to execution and storage in our contract management system.
  • Assist in training the organization on contracting best practices, commercial guidelines, and our contract management systems and processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Undergraduate degree preferred, Associate’s degree required
  • 3-5 years professional experience in logistics or another fast-paced environment
  • Advanced ability to read, analyze an interpret contracts and respond practically to issues
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Desire to learn, build relationships, and ability to adapt in a dynamic industry

 

 

WHAT DO WE HAVE TO OFFER

With a genuine culture of recognition, we want our employees to grow, develop and be part of our journey. We offer a benefits package with a focus on your wellbeing. This includes competitive Paid Time Off, 401(k), health insurance and an employee benefits platform that offers discounts on gym memberships and a diverse range of retail, travel, car and hospitality brands, including important offerings like pet insurance.

 

We are a team in every sense, and we support each other and work collaboratively to achieve our goals together.

 

It is our goal that you will be compensated for your hard work and commitment, so if you’d like to work for one of the top Logistics providers in the world then let’s work together to help you find your new role.

 

ABOUT TOMORROW

We value your professional and personal growth. That’s why we share plenty of career opportunities for you to thrive within CEVA. This role can be the first step on your career path with us.  You can stay in the same job family, find a new family to grow in (an almost limitless number of options) or find your own path. Join CEVA for a challenging and rewarding career.

 

 

CEVA operates in a multicultural, global environment and is a richly diverse organization operating seamlessly as one company. We aim to attract, motivate and retain the best people in our industry, whatever their background.  We share the same passion to deliver world-class solutions to our customers. We have the best supply chain professionals in the industry and develop this talent in an inspiring work environment.

CEVA Logistics is proud to be an equal opportunity work place and an affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

Please note:  Legitimate CEVA Logistics recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn or via an official company email address: firstname.lastname@cevalogistics.com. We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar.