Director, Contracting Risk & Quality

Korn Ferry International   •  

Minneapolis, MN

8 - 10 years

Posted 239 days ago

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Key Accountabilities

  • Build up on the strategy and vision for contracting and implement a new contracting function
  • As part of a global contracting team, develop and implement global contracting standards
  • Own, design, document and implement contract administration practices, policies, processes and controls that comply with financial, legal and regulatory requirements across NA.
  • Support operational excellence whilst being mindful of commercial realities.
  • Identify and mitigate client engagement risks by advising Consulting teams with regards to sound contract provisions, standards, and approaches in accordance with HG policies, principles, and standards.
  • Lead the review process of MSAs and sizeable contracts to ensure legal and business risks are minimized and operational efficiency is optimized throughout the engagement life cycle
  • Partner to develop consistent standards and monitor compliance regularly
  • Support legal team to integrate client standards and client project terms into contracts
  • Partner directly with proposal process to ensure seamless transition from proposal to contract
  • Establish operational practices that ensure controls are in place for exceptions such as acceptance language or extended invoicing terms
  • Build and maintain a network of contracting champions in different NA locations to ensure effective local support for the Consulting, finance, and legal departments
  • Coach and support local contracting champions across the NA region
  • Define, develop, and deploy training required for the new contract process implementation
  • Manage and execute change management for contracting initiatives externally and internally
  • Development a robust compliance, audit, and trend/portfolio analysis
  • Occasionally, participate in and/or coordinate preparation and negotiation of contracts

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration or other related field
  • 8 or more years of experience managing complex, high-profile contracts or contracting processes
  • Previous risk management, compliance or regulatory experience.
  • Previous experience in Professional Services or a regulated environment is an advantage
  • Commercially astute. Must have a commercial mindset and be able to understand multiple business perspectives. Clear understanding of commercial/client-facing issues
  • Significant experience interfacing with external clients and stakeholders
  • Proven success in leading significant internal and external change management
  • Flexibility and creativity in developing effective contracting terms
  • Strong financial and quantitative skills
  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for standardizing processes to generate efficiencies and improve service levels