Severn Trent Services Sr. Contract Specialist in Sandy Springs, Georgia


The Sr. Contract Specialist is responsible for managing the more complex formal and informal bid processes greater than $250k



  • Responsible for all steps required to perform more complex formal and informal bid processes to procure a wide variety of goods, supplies, materials, and services for the org/company greater than $250,000.

  • Responsible for all solicitations, which require official company management approval.

  • Purchase commodities and services to meet specialized or complex needs.

  • Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations.

  • Collaborate with department managers to clarify departmental needs, and refine specifications.

  • Follow proper channels to obtain purchase authorization according to company policy.

  • Research and prepare bid specifications.

  • Issue complex solicitations to potential vendors and suppliers.

  • Identify and select vendors and suppliers using criteria such as quantity and quality of commodities, price, and delivery date.

  • Explain and clarify purchasing procedures to internal departments as well as vendors.

  • Determine the correct method to process complex purchases depending on total cost, timeliness, competitive bidding, and existing contracts.

  • Process purchasing transactions according to local, state, and federal policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate the ability to function as interim manager when Purchasing manager is out of the office

  • Other duties as assigned.



Education/Experience : Bachelor’s degree and 5 years purchasing experience.

Licenses/Certifications : Valid Driver’s License. CPPB designation preferred

Technical : Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications & internet. Ability to interpret analytical results.

Communication : Communicates clearly & professionally. Contributes to a positive internal & external customer experience. Maintains composure in challenging situations. Collaborates with others. Asks for constructive feedback. Promotes a culture of diversity, respect & accountability. Challenges others through productive discussion.

Problem Solving & Quality : Pays attention to detail. Identifies & solves complex issues. Thinks “big picture” when assessing problems/opportunities. Develops innovative & creative solutions.

Managing For Results : Follows all company policies & SOPs. Delegates, prioritizes & manages the work of others. Balances competing priorities, scheduling issues & deadlines. Delivers effective feedback. Manages cost, quality & expedience.

Leadership & Initiative : Motivates & empowers others. Acts in accordance with company vision, mission & values. Takes accountability for own performance. Willing to take on additional assignments. Seeks out opportunities for leadership & development. Trains, coaches & mentors others. Champions change.


The work environment is characteristic of an office environment: sitting, standing, walking, bending and lifting are required to perform job responsibilities. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 20 lbs.


Job ID 2018-2893

Type Regular Full-Time

Location(s) US-GA-Sandy Springs

Posted Date 1/4/2018

Category Management Services