1. Full-time
  2. Accounting & Finance
  3. Adtalem Global Education
  4. Chicago

Senior Contract Specialist, Supply Management


  1. Full-time
  2. Accounting & Finance
  3. Adtalem Global Education


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Company Description

About Adtalem Global Education

Adtalem Global Education is a national leader in post-secondary education and leading provider of professional talent to the healthcare industry. Adtalem educates and empowers students with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their communities and make a lasting impact on public health, well-being and beyond. Through equitable access to education, environments that nurture student success, and a focus on expanding and diversifying the talent pipeline in healthcare, Adtalem is building a brighter future for communities and the world.

Adtalem is the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University.

Visit Adtalem.com for more information, and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Adtalem believes in a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation, which thrives when we can work flexibly. Depending on your location, this role may be hybrid or remote.

  • HYBRID – If you reside within 50 miles of Adtalem offices in Chicago, IL, Columbia, MD,  this role is hybrid, requiring office presence three days a week (Tue, Wed, Thu), with the rest of the workweek spent working from home.


Job Description

Opportunity at a Glance

This role, reporting to the Sr. Contract Manager within the Supply Management Organization, will be responsible for reviewing, managing, and negotiating commercial agreements (including service agreements, supply agreements, NDAs, etc.) in a timely fashion, and maintaining and organizing executed agreements. The role will negotiate routine agreements directly with suppliers and will escalate to Adtalem attorneys on more complex agreements. The role will require a positive attitude, teamwork, and project management skills to advance multiple projects to completion and work seamlessly across all business units to ensure quick turnaround of agreements. The role will involve reviewing agreements for a variety of functional areas (marketing, human resources, academics, events, IT agreements including SaaS and licensing).


  • Review, negotiate and execute commercial agreements: Non-Disclosure Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Cloud Agreements
  • Manage routine contractual matters with guidance from Sr Contract Manager and work with Adtalem Legal for more complex issues.
  • Provide redlined recommendations on all supplier paper or supplier redlines, and often negotiate directly with supplier representatives until consensus is reached.
  • Incorporate Cybersecurity / Data Privacy / Risk Management contractual requirements.
  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility, awareness, and interpretation to support implementation.
  • Utilize the contract management lifecycle system (CMLS) for purposes of managing workflow, tracking contracts, providing metrics, and retaining accurate contract records.
  • Answer emails to the Supply Management inbox providing guidance to stakeholders
  • Serve as the point of contact for internal business owners / subject matter experts and suppliers on contractual matters, ensuring timely review and approval.
  • As needed, provide guidance on contract matters to internal business owners, including training in contracting practices, Adtalem’s contract management system, and Supply Management procedures.
  • Adhere to procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy.
  • Monitor compliance by company employees with established procedures. Identify areas of recurrent issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • 3+ years experience reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts Required
  • Knowledge of terms and conditions in commercial contracts; understanding of contract management procedures; skilled at reviewing terms & conditions and identifying risk areas
  • Prior experience reviewing an negotiating SAAS agreements a plus
  • Negotiation skills gained through relevant prior work experience
  • Assertive and strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with suppliers and internal business owners; willing to engage suppliers and internal business owners to close out open matters; able to persuasively negotiate with suppliers while remaining positive and professional
  • Ability to prioritize, manage various matters concurrently, work efficiently, and meet short deadlines in a fast paced, complex cross-functional business environment
  • Ability to learn quickly, problem solve, and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain high standards of customer service and satisfaction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High integrity and ethics in all dealings
  • High skill level in MS Word and Excel
  • Previous experience using a contract management system a plus
  • Open to learning, enthusiastic, resilient, sense of humor

Additional Information

In support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected salary range for this position is between $51962.00 and $93919.25. Actual pay will be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. Our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements. The position qualifies for the below benefits.

Adtalem offers a robust suite of benefits including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program + 6% employer match
  • Participation in Adtalem’s Flexible Time Off (FTO) Policy
  • 12 Paid Holidays

    For more information related to our benefits please visit: https://careers.adtalem.com/benefits.



Equal Opportunity – Minority / Female / Disability / V / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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