The Deputy Program Manager assists a Contract Program Manager within a specific vertical of CDW Sales. This role provides support for contract vehicles to ensure compliance and contract profitability. May have primary responsibility for a subset of the portfolio of contracts.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Provides program management support for assigned contract vehicles to ensure compliance and attain maximum contract revenue and profitability.
Initiates and responds to requests for contract changes, product substitutions and/or technical refreshments.
Prepares contract deliverable reports and keeps abreast of contractual terms and conditions while assisting in the preparation of contract modifications for price reductions, addition of product, discontinuance of product, product replacements and version changes.
Monitors delivery and other key elements of CDW and subcontractor performance while coordinating with other CDW departments to ensure that contract requirements are satisfied.
Ensures CDW compliance with applicable laws ,regulations and provisions.
Seeks new business opportunities through contract promotion and development.
Identifies and records key contract components within a specialized database, updates database as changes occur, and communicates said changes within the company.
Ensures price and supply agreements are in place from award through completion while managing and enhancing a vendor’s contract performance.
Supports the sales effort, Prepares and distributes reports, reviews order configuration and resolves issues.
Assists in negotiations with clients and suppliers to achieve best possible terms for CDW.
Provides consultation to other employees; is a team leader.
Assists in writing proposals, reviews and evaluates solicitations.
2 years of contract experience that includes procurement knowledge or contract analysis
Advanced in Microsoft Excel (will be tested)
Other Required Qualifications
Possess clear, effective communication skills (verbal and written).
Understands the purchasing-contract processes and is familiar with computer-reseller contractual requirements.
Possesses contract experience or relevant CDW customer-related experience, procurement knowledge, and knowledge of how to extract and analyze contract data.
Possess strong organizational skills
Proficient in MS Word and Outlook
3 to 4 years of experience managing or administering contracts within the IT or a similar industry.
Certified by a recognized contract management association
Proficient knowledge of CDW Business Systems
Proficient in MS Access and other Databases
Deputy Program Manager