Commonwealth Financial Network

Contract Management Supervisor

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
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# of Openings
Enterprise Risk Management


Are you an experienced manager who thrives on building and developing a robust team? Are you eager to share your contract and vendor management expertise? As a contract management supervisor, you will support the strategic objectives of Commonwealth’s operational structure by organizing, maintaining, processing, and overseeing the third-party procurement lifecycle from sourcing to offboarding.


Reporting to the vendor management manager, you will be responsible for a team of contract analysts, working closely with third parties and internal relationship owners. You will provide guidance and support while ensuring a smooth and transparent contract process. 


Key responsibilities

  • Generating various types of agreements using existing templates for the purchase of goods and services, including NDAs, MSAs, SLSAs, consulting agreements, and large-scale hospitality agreements
  • Aiding internal vendor relationship owners with contract cost and scope negotiation and review as needed, including risk remediation language
  • Ensuring contractual compliance with applicable regulations and laws (FINRA, SEC, and others)
  • Verifying that agreements have supplier accountability, including performance metrics, SLAs, and certificates of insurance
  • Identifying opportunities for cost savings, efficiency gains, and additional improvements; recommending and implementing policy and process changes as appropriate
  • Gathering business unit requirements, completing and distributing RFP/RFI requests, evaluating third-party responses, and facilitating service discussions and selections
  • Continually fostering collaborative working relationships with internal and external customers while representing Commonwealth with professionalism and integrity
  • Effectively resolving contract disputes or issues with suppliers in conjunction with our internal relationship owners
  • Assisting with contracts training to help educate others on the benefits of sound, efficient procurement contract practices

Core strengths

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Solid project management and organizational skills with an attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Positive and energetic team player with strong cross-functional team experience
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines while producing quality output
  • Proficient PC skills, including MS Office products

Additional skills and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3+ years of contract administration and managerial experience with leading and growing a team
  • Experience with a contract lifecycle management tool is preferred

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves. 


About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture 


Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive. 


That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities. 


Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home. 


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Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce. 


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