Contracts Specialist

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Category: Health Job Number: 13592

The Contracting Specialist is responsible for developing, negotiating, and maintaining system-wide contracts for Information Technology supplies, commodities, and/or related services for assigned areas. Responsibilities also include:

Monitoring expiration dates and working with the appropriate team or staff to ensure extension or new agreements are in place prior to expiration of agreement

Developing and maintaining relationships with both the suppliers and with internal Fairview customers, i.e. department managers

Completing appropriate vendor/supplier performance reviews

Completion of cost comparisons and providing summary analysis for standardization/conversion opportunities and annual budgeting process

Providing reports including contracts progress, savings, or others as needed


The Contracting Specialist is knowledgeable regarding the supplies and or services utilized in assigned areas; provides reliable information regarding supply or service capabilities outlined in contracts and assists in product sourcing and has an expert-level knowledge of the trends, capabilities, and opportunities associated with the supplies or services on contract


The Contracting Specialist assumes an active role on Fairview user group committees and or process improvement teams in a leadership and or support capacity.


Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree in business or related field

Four years of relevant work experience in contracting or materials or a purchasing function in area of specialty

Information Technology contract experience or contract management related experience


Kaley Fuller

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