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PwC OFRO CCoE Contract Specialist Director in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialty/Competency: IFS - Risk & Quality (R&Q)

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in PwC's One Firm Risk Organization (OFRO) provides the opportunity to develop, interpret, inform and monitor areas of risk management which includes: internal and external risk management policies, contracting, independence, quality, compliance and related technology. OFRO supports PwC's market facing activities by enabling client engagement teams to more effectively assess and manage risks in order to facilitate the profitable delivery of our products and services.

Our Contracting Center of Excellence consults and aligns on risk management positions, provides input and information on fully executed and in-negotiation contracts, coordinates with other risk management teams on responses to engagement team inquiries and connects risk management teams with relevant in house counsel colleagues.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Arrange appropriate assignments and experiences to support others' learning and development.

  • Seek out different ways to use current and relevant technological advances.

  • Analyse marketplace trends - economical, social, cultural, technological - to identify opportunities and create value propositions.

  • Deploy methods to keep up with, and stay ahead of, new developments and ideas.

  • Offer a global perspective in stakeholder discussions and when shaping solutions/recommendations.

  • Drive and take ownership for developing networks that help deliver what is best for stakeholders.

  • Proactively manage stakeholders to create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Contract Specialists negotiate risk, legal, and commercial terms in services contracts with PwC’s clients (sell-side contracts, not procurement). Contract Specialists collaborate with OFRO risk management and PwC business teams to (1) evaluate contract and related performance risks, (2) educate stakeholders and clients on contract provisions, (3) redline/negotiate contracts with clients’ procurement, legal and outside counsel, and (4) develop internal controls to ensure contract compliance.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

8 year(s) with a minimum of 6 years experience related to managing contract negotiations of increasing complexity.

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Juris Doctorate

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thought leader-level knowledge and/or a proven record of success in the following technical areas:

  • Leading the substantive negotiation of complex sell-side professional services contracts, often with clients’ outside counsel or general counsel;

  • Applying contract law expertise and legal drafting skills in reviewing and redlining detailed risk, legal and commercial contract terms;

  • Wielding a detailed understanding of interconnected contracting terms for professional services, including developing and obtaining buy-in to utilize bespoke contract positions and language;

  • Leveraging an existing, rigorous understanding of professional service offerings, performance details, and related business strategy for large-scale technology companies, technology-driven consulting projects or other cloud and transformation projects, including, without limitation, system implementation, cloud migration, and/or digital transformation;

  • Exercising an entrepreneurial, problem-solving mentality and autonomy in managing contract negotiations;

  • Explaining contract terms and positions in a collaborative manner to both internal stakeholders and external contract parties;

  • Driving process improvement by analyzing current contracting approaches and processes and improving contracting efficiency and overall experience;

  • Acting as go-to resource for bespoke contract language and contract strategy, supporting colleagues outside of assigned practice area;

  • Developing and mentoring colleagues in substantive contracting, risk and legal concepts;

  • Overseeing work and development of more junior team members and/or offshore contracting support resources;

  • Respecting and maintaining confidentiality of client, staff, and firm information; and

  • Navigating detailed independence and other regulatory issues related to audit firms.

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas of business acumen:

  • Identifying and addressing stakeholder needs;

  • Building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of relationships;

  • Creating an atmosphere of trust and seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation;

  • Anticipating and proactively facilitating quick resolution of issues;

  • Communicating in a way that influences individuals of all levels to accomplish collective goals;

  • Building and maintaining trust-based relationships with stakeholders and clients;

  • Positively impacting client relationships by leading a responsive, collaborative and tailored contracting process;

  • Leading small group initiatives and projects;

  • Demonstrating executive presence and leveraging formal speaking and training skills to groups of 25-200 colleagues;

  • Meeting critical deadlines and exercising flexibly on priorities as needed; and

  • Proactively issue spotting and acting independently to drive workstreams and projects forward.

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoifsdirector.

For positions in New York City, visit the following link for pay range information: https://pwc.to/payrange-a-ifsdirector

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