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Procurement Contract Officer 1

Stanford University
Business Affairs: Financial Management Services (FMS), Redwood City, California, United States

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Procurement Contract Officer 1🔍Business Affairs: Financial Management Services (FMS), Redwood City, California, United States📁Compliance Legal📅May 09, 2024 Post Date📅103182 Requisition #Financial Management Services (FMS), a department within Business Affairs, is responsible for creating an ecosystem which promotes innovative and sound financial administration policies and practices that balance controls, compliance, and customer service. FMS is primarily responsible for financial policy oversight, quality assurance and financial services at Stanford University and its affiliated entities. It also serves as a liaison to the hospitals and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). The FMS work environment is grounded by core values that include adapting to change, engaging in curiosity, celebrating accomplishments, and encouraging an inclusive environment where everyone is valued, respected, and can thrive.

Stanford University’s Procurement Services department seeks a Contracts Officer 1 who will be responsible for reviewing contract requests for various services agreements and coordinating the intake process to support our University client groups.

Core Job Responsibilities:

    Review and process contract requests for constructions services, professional/technical services, consulting services and other service agreements submitted on behalf of the entire UniversityEffectively communicate with University schools and other client groups to obtain sufficient information of the potential business transaction to confirm the prerequisite steps prior to proceeding with a procurement contractPartner with Global Business Services, Office of Sponsored Research, Office of Technology Licensing and other stakeholders to clarify internal policies of the entire University and redirect the contract request as necessaryProvide advice and guidance to University campus requesters of the procurement contract process and obtain necessary documentation required for a procurement contractWork in a team environment to support and implement strategic Procurement and process improvement initiatives


    Required experience level: Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.Preferred experience level: advanced degree (JD or MBA) and 1+ years of experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreementsStrong business, analytical, and organizational skills to appropriately set priorities and triage a heavy workflowOutstanding communications skills to manage relationships with various clients and stakeholdersMature and sound judgment to provide timely advice as to potential contractual risks, compliance issues, and business needs
Stanford University creates a unique experience for a contracts professional. Being a part of the amazing research that goes on at Stanford University is a rewarding career. Knowing that the services you helped to procure eventually become a part of the revolutionary products and services we see in our world today. The scientific discoveries, the breakthrough research and the amazing faculty make Stanford University Procurement a challenging and exciting place to work.

This role is open to candidates anywhere in the United States. Stanford University has five Regional Pay Structures. The compensation for this position will be based on the location of the successful candidate.

The expected pay range for this position is $71,000 to $88,000 per annum for remote positions.

The expected pay range for this position is $85,000 to $89,000 per annum for hybrid positions.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Stanford University seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world and, in turn, is dedicated to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. Stanford’s Business Affairs provides administrative policies, infrastructure, systems, services, and support for the benefit of the university community.

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and how it enriches the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

    Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course.A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
If you are a proactive individual with strong business sense and outstanding communication skills, and would like to grow personally and professionally in a collaborative team environment, please apply for the Contracts Advisor position at Stanford University.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 1541
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 103182
  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible, Remote Eligible


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