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Contracts Specialist

  • Job reference: 919887
  • Location: Calgary Region, Alberta
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Project Controls
  • Date posted: 29/05/2018

This position collaborates with the Supply Chain Business Teams to execute requests for services in a timely manner to meet business requirements.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Ensure service requisitions are accurate and complete with proper chart of accounting descriptions and appropriate approvals based upon delegation of authority requirements.
  • Acknowledge when data is missing relative to material specifications and/or descriptions and ensure business partners makes the appropriate corrections/additions prior to execution; to support the specifications and/or desired requirements.
  • Form, negotiate and manage the required service contracts to support the business requirements.
  • Lead the sourcing development, bid or proposal solicitation (RFx) and evaluation process.
  • Perform quality assessment review of service contracts for negotiated terms and conditions, risk mitigation plan and appropriate pricing mechanisms.
  • Conduct in-depth risk mitigation analysis and counsel stakeholders relative to supplier financial viability.
  • Identify efficiencies, cost reduction, cost avoidance and continuous improvement opportunities within the sourcing process .
  • Review billings and issued service contracts work with Supply Chain Specialists to identify non-compliance to contracts, investigate root cause, and resolve issues as required and according to the contract.
  • Enable Supply Chain strategic objectives by periodically reviewing and recommending adjustments to processes, systems, and tools.
  • Review custom/complex service contracts, identify costs associated with risks, and develop mitigation plans.
  • If applicable, coordinate with Logistics/Expediting staff to align delivery schedules, shipping addresses and related data from field operations, construction and procurement departments.
  • Provide service contract supplier related reports and solutions for operational issues/projects
  • Educate the business on company Supply Chain policies and procedures.
  • Regular interactions with Suppliers, Supply Chain Specialists, , Project Managers, Project Engineers, Contractors/Consultants or other department personnel regarding requisition requirements, procurement procedures, approvals, order status and follow-up.
  • Maintain records in accordance with established policies and procedures and audit guidelines/SOX requirements.
  • Validate and execute approved change orders related to service contracts.
  • Provide training and guidance to junior team members relating to SCM processes and protocol as required.
  • Support continuous improvement of the enterprise's Supply Chain Management processes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Bachelor's degree (Purchasing / Supply Chain Management, Finance, Bus. Admin or other related areas) with approx. 7 years of experience within Supply Chain; equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered (includes RFx facilitation).
  • Ability to effectively communicate within a team environment.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Proven application of relevant knowledge of Supply Chain systems (SAP/Oracle) in normal business situations without use of reference guides/assistance.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate requirements with various groups including procurement, design, projects, and construction functions and identify solutions to issues.
  • Fundamental acumen in basic procurement activities, knowledge and skills to make effective business decisions
  • Knowledge of MS Office, MS Excel, MS Power Point and SharePoint.


  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP)/ Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) program enrollment beneficial.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders/customers without authority. Solid understanding of leading supply chain techniques (including but not limited to total cost ownership principles, category management and strategic sourcing models, supplier qualification methodology)
  • Superior negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skill and cost modelling experience
  • Excellent facilitation and project management skills
  • Proficient software and computer skills, Ariba or equivalent experience an asset, SharePoint experience an asset.
  • Knowledge of Procurement processes/policies such as SOX policies.
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures and industry trends.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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