COUNTIFS and CONTAINS - Multiple Criteria


I have a formula that I am using across worksheets that is working well. However, was just informed that I will need to account for multiple Project Specialists on one project and cannot get the COUNTIFS & CONTAINS to work for me.

My current formula is:

=COUNTIFS({TAC Sourcing Project Tracker - PROJECT SPECIALIST}, $[Primary Column]@row, {TAC Sourcing Project Tracker - STATUS}, <>"Completed", {TAC Sourcing Project Tracker - STATUS Canceled}, <>"Canceled", {TAC Sourcing Project Tracker - BUSINESS}, "Retail")

I am counting how many "Retail" projects a Project Specialist is working on that are drop down status is not "Completed" and not "Canceled". However, I need to be able to use the CONTAINS formula to count projects where there is more than one Project Specialist in the "Project Tracker - PROJECT SPECIALIST" reference. I want to use the CONTAINS formula on the first part of the formula for the $[Primary Column]@row reference.

The field for Project Specialist is a Contact List but I have not had any issues with the COUNTIFS only formula.

Thanks in advance for your help!!


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