Contracts Operations Specialist, AWS Training and Certification, AWS Training and Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in a technology organization, ideally with an education/learning focus
  • Experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial terms for IT agreements
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint, Workdocs, and ticketing systems
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once to completion, sometimes with competing priorities
Job summary
AWS Training and Certification (T&C) is seeking a Contracts Operations Specialist to work closely with the Vendor Strategy Manager to centralize vendor engagement processes and activities, and manage metrics, tools, trainings, and communications for the Vendor Strategy Team. We're looking for someone who can identify and implement process improvements and simplifications, enjoys working with multiple teams, and loves the challenge of learning about new subject matters and issues. This role calls for strong relationship building and collaborative skills across teams and beyond.

You will be a key member of a growing Strategy team, reporting to the Vendor Strategy Manager. The successful candidate will have a strong sense of ownership, accountability, and drive. You should be a self-starter with a bias towards independent problem solving. You must be able to identify and find ways to eliminate bottlenecks, manage escalations, and find creative ways to advance business needs while adhering to internal processes. You should thrive in uncharted and fast-paced environments, be able to manage through ambiguity and complexity, and invent and simplify processes. Sound judgment, willingness to engage, and the ability to influence are all essential to success in this role.

While the preferred location is Seattle, WA, this role can be performed near any US AWS office in the following cities: Arlington, Atlanta, Austin, Ballston, Boston, Chicago, Cupertino, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, East Palo Alto, Herndon, Houston, Irvine, Minneapolis, New York City, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Tempe, Sunnyvale, or Santa Monica.

Key job responsibilities

Key priorities of the role include:
  • Centralize contracting activities and processes across T&C teams
  • Improve and develop mechanisms to track, manage and review vendor contracts across teams
  • Become an expert in the processes required to engage a vendor, act as advisor
  • Understand and ensure alignment with Amazon policies, including spending and tax policy, and PO-only guidelines
  • Manage tools, trainings, and communications for the Vendor Strategy Team, establish and manage team metrics
A day in the life
About Us
As cloud technologies continue to transform businesses, skilled individuals are in high demand. At AWS Training and Certification (T&C), we are passionate about revolutionizing the way people advance their cloud skills and careers. We equip diverse builders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge they need to leverage the power of the AWS Cloud. Join our dynamic, fast-growing team and help us empower our customers to build cloud skills.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have twelve employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded employee and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

  • Analytical, financial modeling and reporting skills
  • Demonstrated competency in the areas of group collaboration, analytical thinking and strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to self-motivate in a fast paced and rapidly-changing environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and computer skills
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor
For employees based in Colorado, this position starts at $92,500/yr. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. For more information regarding Amazon benefits, please visit Applicants should apply via Amazon’s internal or external careers site.

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