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Tyndall Federal Credit Union has newly created position leading all contract negotiations serving as liaison and counsel. Provides counsel and/or advises credit union of rights, obligations, and legal issues, by researching laws and judicial decisions. Acts as chief negotiator for all credit union contracts. Responsible for contract and vendor management programs, as well as the development planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Procurement Department. Reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.
60 years ago, Tyndall Federal Credit Union was chartered to serve our members in the achievement of their financial goals. And from that day to this, the passion and innovation of our employees and volunteers has had a singular focus…to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our members.
With a strong capital ratio and impeccable loan quality, we continue to drive value back to our members. We understand the meaningful difference that we make in the everyday lives of our members. It’s a new home, a college education or the mode of transportation that allows a member to accept his or her dream job. This is why we do the work we do.
From our headquarters in Panama City, Florida and through our network of 14 branch offices, Tyndall serves more than 112,000 members in the Florida Panhandle and in South Alabama with more than $1.25B AUM. We leverage technology to equip our members with 24/7 access to financial solutions from anywhere in the world.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Assumes responsibility for professionally and effectively representing Tyndall Federal Credit Union.
Assumes responsibility for the development and implementation of effective Procurement Department policies, procedures, and planning.
Serve as Chief Contract negotiator ensuring the efficient and cost-effective administration of vendor management services with optimal service levels.
Reviews and authorizes invoice payments, vendor/supplier contracts, maintenance agreements, leases, and delivery service contracts. Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures and modifies as needed.
Performs and oversees research on legal issues, and assigned cases, as well as performs investigations, writes and finalizes all legal documents and represents TFCU in court actions as required.
Maintains effective communication, coordination and business relations with Company personnel and management, vendors, suppliers, trade professionals, clients, contacts, court officials, law enforcement, and other legal professionals including outside counsel.
Ensure compliance with all regulatory programs including but not limited to the Bank Secrecy Act, Office of Foreign Asset Control Program and Customer Identification Program. Assists other department personnel and performs other duties as assigned.
Ensures Tyndall is professionally and adequately represented. Good relations are established and maintained
Legal research is accurate, complete, organized, and legally performed. Interviews are conducted appropriately. Findings are presented in an organized and thorough manner.
Legal documents are prepared appropriately and in a timely manner. Effective document controls are established and upheld. Materials are accessible and organized.
Ensures and protects the interest of the credit union in regard to contractual terms and conditions and their effect on prices and schedules by developing strategic negotiation strategies, offering solutions to mitigate contractual risk and maintaining contract files
Procurement functions are conducted in accordance with established policies and procedures. Related documentation is complete and timely.
Vendor/supplier sources are effectively researched. Low cost, quality, and reliable sources are developed. Alternate sources are maintained. Good working relations exist with vendors, suppliers, and trade professionals. Inventory levels are appropriate, controlled, and accurately recorded
Effective working relations and coordination exist with branch and department personnel. Support and assistance is provided as requested and management is appropriately informed of area activities.
Three years to five years of similar or related experience. Specific industry experience is not required.
The completion of a Juris Doctor or equivalent and required certifications for practicing law in the state of Florida already in place. Must be admitted to the Florida Bar.
A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and is usually of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating, influencing or training others. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) becomes necessary and often requires the ability to influence and/or sell ideas or services to others.
This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising the position.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Starting base salary range between $140 and $150K plus Annual target bonus of 30% with 401K.
Application in confidence to retained executive search firm.
About Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Specialties: Christina Partners, Inc. is leading generalist recruiting firm. Nancy Cote has over 25 years of retained executive search research and candidate development experience with exceptional expertise in research-based identification/interviews/reference checking of potential prospects for senior level managerial positions. Clients include top tier retained executive search firms and Fortune 500 human resource departments especially in financial services and manufacturing. Based in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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