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Contracts Negotiation Manager


Fort Worth, TX, US, 76118

Brand:  Allied Electronics
Function:  Product & Supplier Management
Work Location:  Hybrid

We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.

Footnote: RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.


Contracts Negotiation Manager

Job Description

  • Negotiate with suppliers/vendors to secure the best overall price considering (price, availability, payment terms, shipping, return privileges, timely delivery, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Product Management and supplier/vendors to negotiate Terms & Conditions for on-boarding. Assist legal team in executing Master Agreements when required
  • Identify and execute cost savings (TCO initiatives)
  • Develop, engage and maintain alternate sources for constrained and allocated products
  • Execute analyses and make suggestions for improvement of overall sourcing strategy
  • Maintain strong inter-departmental and cross-functional relationships to help facilitate achievement of assigned goals
  • Communicate professionally and build relationships with manufacturers, suppliers and other external sources
  • Cost management through sourcing cost reductions, rebates, extended payment terms, distribution warehousing, ship on demand order placement and distributor/mfr. program utilization
  • Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Remote/Office Location/Hybrid: Hybrid

Employment Type: Full Time


About the role

This position manages the negotiation of commercial terms for supplier / vendor contracts.  The Contracts Negotiation Manager has the direct responsibility for negotiating with suppliers/vendors to secure the best overall commercial terms that include, but are not limited to, cost/price, discounts, payment terms, shipping, return privileges, and timely delivery.


What we’re looking for


  • 3+ years in a contract management or supply chain related role.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Outstanding negotiation abilities
  • Sense of ownership and pride in performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great communication, interpersonal and networking skills
  • General good knowledge and understanding of procurement and sourcing processes
  • Skills to be both a strong team player and to deliver own results
  • Systematic way of working with ability to prioritize work even under pressure
  • Good IT skills and the ability to learn new systems easily are needed
  • Collaboration and negation skills to make team successful
  • Fluency & ability to work in English language
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics Operations, Supply Chain or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-2 years of experience in an analytical supply chain position


A bit about you

Leaders in RS Group lead a culture where people are:

  • Customer and supplier obsessed
  • Highly engaged and ambitious
  • Stripping out barriers to execution
  • Creating fresh ideas and new markets
  • Delivering on promises – making it happen
  • Driven by outcome, with fully-aligned objectives


Therefore, to do that I:


Show Passion: I connect deeply with others – colleagues, customers, and suppliers

  • I share my aspirations. I am transparent and honest. I act and communicate with integrity
  • I collaborate with others, so together we thrive and transform our business


Act with Humility: I enable others to ask, ‘what if’, and do amazing things

  • I listen to understand diverse views, as I don’t have all the answers
  • I empower others to try new, exciting things; and challenge limiting beliefs. Sometimes we fail, but we do it together and we learn


Demonstrate Trust: I lead by example, align others around ambitious goals, and check in regularly

  • I commit to and am accountable for two or three key priorities; and I deliver on them. I join the dots for people across matrix teams, give them ownership, and make sure we always know how we are doing 


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


Equal Employment Opportunity Allied is an equal opportunity employer and maintains policies and practices that are designed to prevent and prohibit unlawful discrimination against any qualified employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other unlawful classification to the extent protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all employment practices, including hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination. Employees who engage in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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