CAREER OPPORTUNITY | Contract and Purchasing Specialist

Are you looking for a growing, privately held company where the average tenure of its team members is 15 plus years? Are you seeking a company that values individual contributions, and encourages innovation and strives for excellence?

We are currently seeking a highly motivated self-starter who enjoys working independently while being part of a great team for a Contracts and Pricing role. This role will handle a wide variety of contract and pricing activities including contract management and pricing preparation, analyzing RFP specifications, and generating proposed selling prices and formal quotations. In addition, this role will perform purchasing activities, including obtaining quotes from vendors and preparing and issuing purchase orders. The position is approximately 90% contracts and pricing and 10% purchasing.

In this position, you will be a member of our Finance and Pricing team. Some of the responsibilities of the role are:

- Review Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP), Sales Department Requests, and other relative information to determine customer requirements. Analyze specifications, proposals, and other documentation; generate proposed selling price and formal quotation.
- Develop and distribute contract templates and related correspondence for new contracts and contract addendums. Prepare new contract templates for management approval.
- Produce spreadsheets and reports to monitor and track the status of contract development, maintain contract files and databases. Update software as needed.
- Perform profitability and cost analysis of products, services, programs presently in place and proposed. Continually review methodology to improve and enhance results.
- Manage the process of acquiring quotes for computer hardware purchases.
- Prepare and issue purchase orders in accordance with Company policies. Assure delivery as scheduled and according to specifications. Approve or reject prices, terms, delivery dates, etc. accordingly.
- Manage 3rd Party Support processes: Initiate hardware support coverage from 3rd party vendors to ensure coverage is obtained as necessary, at the correct price, and for the appropriate time frame.

You have great attention to detail and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. You can grasp complex problems, provide recommendations and deliver results. You have:

- Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Finance, or Accounting preferred.
- 3 – 5 years of experience in contract/pricing and/or financial analysis.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts.
- Exceptional organizational and prioritization abilities.  Able to work independently and take initiative. Ability to organize and prioritize time to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
- Excellent negotiating and decision-making skills.  Capable of exercising independent judgment and working with minimal supervision.
- Proficient working knowledge of Financial Backoffice applications and Microsoft Office products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Exceptional work history and attendance record required.
- The ability to commute to Columbus, Ohio office 2 -3 days a week or as required.

Our team members enjoy a part-time remote work environment, competitive compensation, and benefits package including:

- Paid time off (15 days the first year of employment plus 8 holidays)
- 401K retirement plan with match
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans including an HRA medical plan option with a sizable yearly contribution by Cott
- Basic life & ADD insurance, and short and long-term disability at no cost
- Additional benefits include tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and flexible work arrangements.

To be considered, please submit your resume in Word or PDF format to with CONTRACT & PURCHASING SPECIALIST in the subject line.


The position requires the ability to work at our Columbus, Ohio office.
We are unable to sponsor candidates at this time.
Direct hire, full-time opportunity. No contractors or third parties, please.

Cott Systems is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.