Contract Lifecycle Risk Management (CLRM):
Cognizant’s commercial contracts are an integral component of client relationships. Ideally, contracts reflect a shared understanding of the value Cognizant delivers to clients as well as serving as a blueprint for delivery success and protecting the company against commercial and legal risks. The objective of the C LRM program is to help ensure Cognizant’s client contracts embody these aims, supporting all verticals and business units across the organization with the objective to improve financial/ operational performance and minimize/ mitigate risk at each stage of the contract lifecycle (contract creation, execution, and analysis).
Summary of Role:
The Senior Commercial Contract Manager is a client-facing role. We are looking for an experienced individual to serve as the point of contact for specified key clients in respect of all contract related matters, and to provide ad hoc contract management support to other accounts and on CLRM program initiatives. The role may also include being responsible for supervising a small team of contract managers.
Reporting into the global Contract Lifecycle Risk Management (CLRM) function, the individual will leverage his or her extensive contracting experience gained in respect of complex IT services contracts to promote and help apply contract management best practices in a pragmatic way to all aspects of Cognizant’s relationship with the client, from proposal stage, through negotiation of SOWs through to service delivery and completion.
We are looking for confident and intellectually curious people to join the team. To succeed here, the individual needs to be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset who is willing to try new ways of doing things. Be comfortable relying on his or her experience and judgment to navigate ambiguity and adapt to changing circumstances. A savvy communicator with great people skills, he or she is a team player who will be comfortable building relationships with a geographically dispersed team and with stakeholders in other functions, and embraces opportunities to shape the future.
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