Contracts Advisor - JOB ID 691

WestCorp Solutions is seeking a Contracts Advisor to support our client in Calgary, AB. Are you an experienced commercial professional with a background in Supply Chain Management (SCM)? Do you focus on high value, high complexity, high risk, and strategic initiatives? We have a great opportunity that will fit with your background. Working within the Supply Chain Management Contracting & Procurement team. You will plan, lead, and execute sourcing initiatives, work on subcategory strategies, negotiate contracts, manage contracts through their lifecycle, and manage and grow supplier relationships.

Key Accountabilities:
Develop go to market strategy, bid evaluation and selection criteria for all levels of complexity, integrating market intelligence from historical supplier performance and contract compliance information.
Lead the evaluation of and develop recommendations for the commercial structures of high risk/high complexity contracts. Complete legal review of contract terms and conditions and engage client legal teams as required.
Work cross-functionally throughout and act as a trusted commercial advisor, while leveraging cost analytics and modeling.
Draft contracts for all types of categories, that may encompass but not limited to: Cyber security, software end user license agreements, maintenance-support agreements, outsourced service level agreements, hardware, and cloud-based services, Engineering and Construction, Facilities, Transportation and Logistics.
Determine contracting requirements for business continuity in collaboration with all business units.
Develop negotiation strategy and lead negotiations.
Run effective implementation and roll-out of negotiated contract terms and conditions to respective peers and business unit (end users). For strategic vendors, implement and coordinate supplier performance management across many Client business partners to support supplier performance management.
Lead change management process for contracts; lead contract close-out process and ensure supplier performance feedback is gathered for future reference.
Ensure that commercial and business requirements are met, and vendor performance issues are addressed in a timely manner.
Collate internal demand, evaluate business requirements, and identify continuous improvement and optimization opportunities.

Skills and Knowledge:
Experience in contracts management, category management, strategic sourcing, and/or supply chain operations, with demonstrated capability in successfully leading large cross-functional or multi-disciplinary teams to develop and execute projects, initiatives, strategies, or other large opportunities and drive superior results and value creation.
Demonstrated experience in contract drafting and negotiation, review of legal terms and conditions, and supplier relationship and performance management.
Deep understanding of contracting and commercial concepts and processes, coupled with strong negotiation skills and the dexterity to lead complex commercial negotiations. The ability to build trust and respectful relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders, while collaborating on opportunities and managing performance.
Extraordinary communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to adapt to different audiences (including executives), coupled with demonstrated ability to effectively present commercial concepts clearly and concisely.
Alignment with our client’s values of Safety Above All Else, Stronger Together, Operational Discipline, Curiosity and Lifelong Learning, and Act with Integrity.

Preference for:
Experience with SAP Ariba, Fieldglass, SAP S4, Livelink, and/or Content Suite.
MBA and other recognized professional designations and training (SCMP, PMP, P.Eng., Lean, Six-Sigma, etc.)

Required Qualifications:
Minimum three (3) to twelve (12+) years of directly related professional experience and/or a combination of commercial and technical work experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Law, Supply Chain Management, or Computer Science or equivalent.
Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
This position may also allow for some remote “work from home” per corporate guidance.
Travel may occasionally be required to client or supplier site locations primarily within Canada and the USA.

JOB ID 691

If selected for onboarding, you may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with job site policies.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted at this time!

WestCorp Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to help build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Job Type: Fixed term contract