Contracts Officer – Level 2

  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Job type
  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Clerical

Adecco is currently recruiting for a Contracts Officer for a 6-Month contract with possibility of extension with our Crown Corporation Client in Chalk River, ON (Remote to begin). The successful candidate must hold a valid Reliability Security Clearance or be eligible for it.

The Contracts Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Works with internal client to develop contract strategies, scope documents, critical success factors and evaluation criteria for identified procurement requirements
  • Acts as the client interface and enabler to deliver solutions to specific projects and client groups and provides procurement support, expertise and coaching, as required to ensure alignment with The Client’s policies, procedures and applicable terms and conditions and to create a fair and transparent procurement process.
  • Applies professional judgement using a graded approach commensurate to the nature and risk of the specific acquisition.
  • Conducts market research to determine approach to market and identify potential suppliers.
  • Identifies new suppliers, agreeable terms and negotiate supply arrangement where appropriate, including discount structure and volume rebates with the company’s best interest in mind.
  • Develops, in conjunction with internal stakeholders, and issues contract documents (RFPI, RFEOI, RFP, RFPQ) to market and manages solicitation process.
  • Conducts Bidders Meetings with prospective proponents and key internal stakeholders.
  • Performs commercial evaluation of bid submissions and prepares detailed procurement recommendations reflective of greater commercial thinking and contextually relevant aspects of the commercial and technical evaluations.
  • Prepares formal negotiation strategy, leads negotiations and prepares related documentation in conjunction with internal clients.
  • Conducts contract award process, including issuing notification of award, letters of regret and providing proponents feedback where deemed appropriate.
  • Authorize contract strategies, award recommendation and issues purchase orders, on behalf of The Client, within the delegated financial authorities for the position.
  • Coordinates “lessons learned” meetings in a manner that captures and communicates any lessons learned as a result of the procurement process and/or market engagement.
  • Ensures risks and opportunities related to the procurement are identified, assessed, mitigated and managed effectively throughout the process.
  • Provides post-award contract oversight during the execution of the contract.
  • Maintains comprehensive procurement files documenting contractual requirements and communications.
  • The Contracts Officer must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration/ Supply Chain Management/ Engineering/ Contract Administration with 3-5 years pertinent experience or 8 years of equivalent experience with projects and/or construction projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of contract law, procurement practices/processes and tasks with emphasis on complex procurements where the participation of technical experts is required (technical experts, legal, quality assurance).
  • Demonstrated understanding of contract terminology and contract interpretation, contract strategies, pricing models and corresponding contract risks.
  • Formal training and/or demonstrated experience in relationship management, conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Experience with automated procurement systems – preferably Oracle and MERX.
  • Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and interpersonal skills to develop effective working relationships with internal clients and suppliers.
  • Strong computer skills. Advanced level capability in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint).
  • Willingness to put in extra hours as required.
  • Maintain clear, concise documentation on all stages of the procurement.
  • Nice to have:

  • SCMA Certification or enrolment in a Diploma program.
  • Technical background or demonstrated understanding of design/construction contracts.
  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of Quality Assurance programs.
  • Knowledge of nuclear quality assurance programs would be an asset.
  • If you are interested in applying to our Contracts Officer position, please submit your resume as soon as possible by clicking on the 'Apply with Adecco' button.

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    Reference number CA_EN_1_027616_1416460

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