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Contract: Contract Specialist III / Calgary

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Location: Calgary

The client is seeking a Contract Specialist III for a yearlong contract in Calgary, AB.

The SCM Specialist, Contract & Sourcing Specialist (CS) is an integral role elevating our requirement for commercial expertise with external suppliers and contractors and developing and maintaining support with internal Business partners. The CS manages, assists, and facilitates pre/post contracting and sourcing activities relating to the organization.  The scope covers contract formation through to administration. In addition, this role includes supply chain support for aviation, logistics, and transportation contracts. 


  • Provide expertise on commercial content and negotiation support to relevant stakeholders for specific contract development
  • Ensure that Supply Chain is represented during the formation of commercial relationships in efforts to achieve optimal value
  • Support the development and on-going post-award contract management activities including dispute resolution, claims support, scope of work and compensation agreement amendments
  • Provide contracting expertise and guidance to both strategic and routine requirements for various service and material agreements
  • Support tactical and technical material & equipment sourcing and procurement
  • Participate and influence key stakeholder and supplier negotiations
  • Build internal stakeholder relationships to understand their SCM requirements and build fit for purpose strategies that reduce risk, add value, and meet execution requirements
  • Provide enhanced metrics and reporting capabilities for ensuring contracting and support implementations are tracked and measured for success and continuous improvement with suppliers
  • Adherence to Supply Chain Policies, standard and the Code of Business Ethics & Conduct
  • Execute vendor pre-qualification process
  • Prepare commercial contract exhibits
  • Prepare and issue RFP documents (i.e., contract exhibits and RFP proposal forms); this includes interfacing with all contract exhibit/proposal form Owners’)
  • Lead and single point of contact throughout the Tender process
  • Lead and facilitate commercial meetings (i.e., RFP kick-off, clarification meetings etc.)
  • Lead Terms & Conditions negotiations
  • Prepare Recommendation for Award
  • Execute Contract Documents
  • Change Management – review, validate contract change requests, amendments, and claims
  • Coordinate with site owners and support functions 
  • Coordinate proper closeout of assigned contracts per the closeout procedure
  • SCM point of contact for internal audits to ensure that all documentation pertaining to the contracts is current and accurate

  • Minimum college diploma in Business Administration, Law, or Supply Chain disciplines
  • Minimum 5+ years of Supply Chain/Contracting experience preferably oil and gas industry
  • Enhanced software application skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and SAP)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracting terms and conditions, clauses, scope of work and compensation schedule development
  • Commercial experience / expertise, and strong negotiation planning skills
  • Effective time management & strong organizational skills
  • Keen attention to detail & adherence to quality work
  • Experience with electronic contracting software
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build & maintain effective, trusting relationships with internal stakeholders.
  •  Strong influence, facilitation & networking ability.
  • Participation in IACCM (International Association Contract and Commercial Management) and/or SCMA (Supply Chain Management Association of Alberta) is an asset.
  • Significant experience in Contract formation management with demonstrated ability to effectively use procurement and contracting knowledge to add value
  • Knowledge of Upstream Canadian exploration and Production operations    

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