Date Posted: 05/06/2013
Reference #:JARD-8WCPDM

Job Title:Manager, Contracts
Type of Position:Permanent Full Time
Company:CEDA International Corporation
Location:Calgary, AB
Sherwood Park, AB

Position Summary:
The Contracts Manager is responsible for oversight, direction and provision of a full range of contract administration and coordination activities, identifying and allocating tasks to the Contracts Team to meet operational requirements, with key focus on leading the processing of contractual terms, conditions, obligations, liabilities and risks from a commercial and technical perspective. The individual will manage CEDA efforts in the review and administration of contractual terms in close consultation with CEDA stakeholders (Legal, Operations and Corporate departments). This position could be based in either Sherwood Park, AB or Calgary, AB

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities:
Ensure in-depth knowledge, and assist development, of standard contractual documents, CEDA policies and contractual negotiating parameters in support of CEDA operations
Manage Contracts Team activities, from operational support and HR perspective
Lead / assign bid reviews on contractual obligations in client bid documentation and, in accordance with CEDA negotiation parameters, ensure documentation of recommendations, clarifications or exceptions, in conjunction with Legal
Oversee negotiation of contractual arrangements with clients and suppliers, ensuring application of CEDA negotiation parameters
Liaise with CEDA and external stakeholders to understand, deliver and monitor subcontracting needs
Direct the development of individual contract summaries for use by Operations teams
Ensure prompt and professional delivery of post-award contract administration / contractual change management functions, ensuring compliance with CEDA negotiation parameters and contract terms and conditions
Provide periodic contract status reports, resolve issues and mitigate risks, ensuring communication and application of contracting strategies and procedures across CEDA
Escalate requirement for contractual challenges to appropriate levels in CEDA
Drive ongoing value enhancement and process improvement in contract activities
Ensure proper application of contract closeout functions, in compliance with contract terms and conditions
Lead contractual audits
Provide mentoring, leadership, subject matter expertize, strategic direction and vision for present operation and future growth and development of the Contracts Team and the wider CEDA group by ensuring that employees are informed, aligned and accountable

Secondary Responsibilities
Become familiar with CEDA operations
Enable structured transfer of knowledge and best practices and the development of industry leading processes, standards, systems and tools to support execution of daily tasks, and training of members, of the Contracts Team
Advise CMS Client Services and CMS Procurement, as required, with initiation, evaluation, development, management and completion of contractual aspects of bid proposals and requests for CEDA affiliates in accordance with corporate mandate

Role Specifications:

Minimum 7 years’ experience in contracts administration and coordination
Minimum 3 years in management or supervisory role, with strong people management skills
Ability to analyse and develop complex contractual documents and articulate complex ideas, verbally and in writing
Expert knowledge of contractual terms and condition terminology
Proficient computer skills: e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Adobe professional, Visio, etc.
Ability to work with all levels of management
Proven negotiation skills
Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
Proven time management skills, multi-tasking and the ability to successfully handling multiple projects with constantly changing priorities
Consistent, demonstrated ethical behavior
Demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to Health and Safety

Nice to have skills:
Formal training / certifications in Contracts administration
Knowledge of procurement, contracts and commercial law in Oil & Gas Industry
An uncompromising belief in teamwork that allows effective collaboration with others, while supporting the goals of the business
Knowledge of HS&E Policies/procedures and OH&S safety regulations

Undergraduate degree, or acceptable proven expert knowledge of contracts activities
Degree in Business or Commerce preferred
Formal training / certification in commercial law preferred

Career Package:
CEDA offers competitive wages and above average pension and benefit packages . We provide training and opportunities for advancement. In addition, the CEDA group of companies are committed to maintaining a positive and safe work environment.

CEDA is always recruiting qualified individuals who are career driven. If you are ready to 'Turn Around' your career and you meet or exceed our qualification requirements, please fill out an on-line application. Please submit copies of academic qualifications and certificates where available. Incomplete applications will not be considered and only those being considered for this role will be contacted.

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Contact Info:Jenine Asquin-Reed

We thank all interested applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted for further screening.