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Contracts Manager

Company: Bed Bath & Beyond
Location: Union
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Contracts Manager works under the Procurement CoE organization and plays a key role working with and supporting cross-organizational business units within Bed Bath & Beyond and its concepts. The successful candidate will be responsible for the negotiation of favorable prices, terms and conditions of major contracts while maintaining a high ethical standard of practice, including compliance with all company procedures. This role provides cradle-to-grave contracts management services and partners and supports the various business owners throughout the entire contracting process. Primary responsibilities of this role include, reviewing, drafting, negotiating and finalizing a variety of routine business to complex IT and other types of contracts with vendors who provide Goods or Services Not for Resale ("GNFR").


o Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in a technical discipline, Finance or other business related field.

o Minimum of 7-10+ years in contracts management, procurement, or relevant role, preferably working with and negotiating complex contracts and pricing structures, deliverable based agreements involving third parties, technology, and services.

o Proficiency in negotiating favorable terms for pricing, confidential information, indemnification, liability, privacy, personally identifiable information, proprietary rights and security.

o Excellent problem-solving capabilities and out-of-the-box thinking to ensure forward movement in the contract negotiations process.

o Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change.

o Strong written and verbal communications and negotiation skills.

o Energetic self-starter who is able take ownership and work both autonomously while being able to contribute successfully in a cross-functional team environment.

  • Proven track record in managing diverse interdependent cross-functional, cross-departmental projects, vendors, and technologies.

o A key contributor to continuous improvement and implementation of company procedures and contract management processes.

o Extensive knowledge of and competency in working with different contract types including firm fixed price, cost type, time and material contracts, in addition to: NDAs, MSAs, SOWs, License Agreements (SaaS, Cloud, etc.) and other commercial agreements routinely used in the contracts management sector.

o Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization and external constituencies, including, senior leaders, program managers, internal/external legal counsel, and vendor partners.

o Ability to communicate a deep understanding of the business and a broad knowledge of existing contract negotiation practices is expected in this role.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, and Adobe Acrobat are required.
  • Ability to comply with all Company guidelines, policies, procedures and embrace Company Core Values


If you need reasonable accommodations to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resource Department:

Phone: 1-844-MYHRSC1

Email: myHRSC@bedbath.com

This email address is only to request reasonable accommodation for the application process due to a medical condition. If you do not need a reasonable accommodation for such reason, please use the apply button below to complete an application and upload your resume.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our associates and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, employment status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Bed Bath & Beyond, Union , Contracts Manager, Other , Union, New Jersey

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