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MD Anderson Cancer Center Contracts Manager in Houston, Texas

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas MDAnderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the Contract Manager position is to manage the end-to-end contracting process including sourcing, negotiations, contract development, contract administration, and management of customer and supplier relationships. Focus on activities related to sourcing and contracting of supplies, equipment, and services for member and affiliate institutions of the University of Texas Supply Chain Alliance.

Job Functions

Contract Development and Management (Negotiation)

  • Develops Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Quote (RFQ), and Requests for Information (RFI) and manage these activities from beginning to end.

  • Participates in negotiation strategy discussions with legal representatives and/or customers.

  • Reviews and represents the institution in negotiating contracts with suppliers.

  • Facilitates the communication with contracting parties when not fulfilling contractual obligations.

  • Researches contractual and operational matters.

  • Resolves issues related to budget for greater complexity and/or broader scope contracts.

  • Manages contracts in accordance with Board of Regents guidelines to include maximum contract values and terms of agreement.

  • Handles, settles, and resolves differences with vendors and customers in contract negotiation discussions.

  • Creates, negotiates, and incorporates contract amendments, renegotiating the contract, if required, to accommodate scope changes.

  • Evaluates contract compliance and advises others on contractual rights and obligations.

Performs Customer and Supplier Relationship Management Function

  • Meets with customer to identify sourcing and contract savings opportunities.

  • Works extensively with customers to ensure service excellence and contract is meeting their needs.

  • Presents results of market analysis to customer.

  • Serves as primary liaison to maintain customer relationships through routine meetings to discuss business strategy.

Collaborates with manufacturer and group purchasing organizations (GPO) to identify savings and cost avoidance opportunities.

  • Negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts, and long-term contracts with suppliers.

  • Maintains ongoing supplier management responsibility.

  • Measures and communicates contract compliance, provides rebate and price management, as well as contracting analytics, including terms, pricing, and best value.

  • Participates in the recruitment of new affiliates

Analytics and Information

  • Manage departmental resources to meet System wide procurement, stakeholder, reporting and analytics requirements

  • Execute against the approved strategic goals and vision and grow the program to drive value, visibility, and transparency across UT System. Support and foster an environment of continuous improvement for all reporting and analytics needs

  • Partner with UT institutions to ensure accuracy, compliance and general understanding of the System wide information goals and impact of the data transmitted by each UT System institution. Also support local institutional spend analytics informational needs and requirements

Project Management

  • Develops or updates project plans for contracts including information such as objectives, information, specifications, and schedules.

  • Ensures existence of contract milestones and deliverables prior to contract execution.

  • Ensures existence of status reports that analyze and summarize information and trends.

  • Coordinates the work and activities of others to accomplish tasks.



Required: Five (5) years' experience in contracting and/or purchasing to include two years of supervisory/managerial experience.

Preferred: Seven (7) years of progressive managerial experience within the health care industry with at least three years in leading contracting and materials management teams and at least five (5) years experience negotiating complex contracts.


Required: Bachelor's degree in science, healthcare, or business related field.

Preferred: Advanced degree in business, management, hospital administration, or related field.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 133644

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 94,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 118,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 142,200

  • Science Jobs: Yes