Contracts Specialist

Full Time

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Peter Lucas Project Management is a group of energetic and curious problem-solvers; we are currently looking for a Contracts Specialist to join our team.

At Peter Lucas, we provide the variety of work, professional challenges, and incredible learning opportunities that come with contract-type work but in an environment where staff has targeted professional growth support, a diverse community of colleagues to lean on, health and dental benefits, and improved job security compared to contracting on one’s own. We seek to create an environment where everyone can find success in a career they are passionate about while being compensated fairly and contributing to a better future.

The successful candidate will support one of our clients in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan area (located within Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Metis).

The Contracts Specialist will work with key stakeholders to understand their requirements, conduct contractor pre-qualifications, prepare and issue bid documents, prepare and distribute addendums, prepare proposal clarifications and complete commercial evaluations, negotiate terms, write and issue award recommendations, write and issue contracts for execution. The position is also responsible for contract post-award activities such as executing contract amendments and supporting contractual conflict resolutions.

Responsibilities: Lead the full range of procurement processes for contracts in a cross-functional group environment. Prioritizes work based on criticality and time requirements. Develop and implement contract strategies, support and implement negotiating strategies, and execute the management and delivery of successful contracts. Serve as primary contact ensuring all aspects of assigned contracts are met, and establish key requirements, measures, and protocols to mitigate risks.

Guide internal stakeholders on Procurement Policies and Procedures (including documentation requirements). Understand and align strategies, priorities, and plans with the overall objectives of the contracts and key stakeholder groups, as directed. Prepare and administer requests for proposals and/or quotations, ensuring compliance with competitive bid laws through to final award and execution of contracts.

Lead sourcing development for contracts: participate in project kick-off meetings, solicit and evaluate bidder proposals, negotiate commercial terms and conditions, provide recommendations for contract award and issue purchase orders and contracts for equipment, materials, service, and construction packages with a broad range of criticality and complexity levels. Participate in progress meetings and monitoring of procurement schedules. Identify continuous improvement opportunities within the procurement process.

Requirements: 7+ years in a Contracts Specialist role. Certification preferred, including one of Supply Chain Certification, SCM Diploma, SCMP Designation, or equivalent. SAP MM and Ariba experience is a benefit. Experience in an industrial setting is an asset. Knowledge of legislation and regulatory environment as it relates to contracts and supply chain management.

Benefits: Extended Healthcare Plan (Medical, Disability, Dental & Vision). Company events. Wellness program.

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