Contract Associate Manager (8181349)

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 02-04-2018
The Contract Associate Manager provides on-site advice to client’s business/client units and project teams on contract management and policy compliance matters. They are responsible for initiating, tracking and monitoring contract changes, deliverables, correspondence and risks, and maintaining associated documentation. They enable the management of government, international, commercial contracts and subcontracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws, and customer requirements. 

Job Description
• Support negotiation and contract formation activities 
• Establish processes to effect compliance and management proactively working with the client, the client team and Legal. (e.g. change order processes) 
• Respond to inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions 
• Manage and resolve contract issues 
• Research contractual terms and conditions, applicable laws and or other regulations as needed 
• Manage the contract day-to-day by advising on the strategic direction, contract interpretation and consequences of action / inaction 
• Proactively resolve issues and disputes, minimize potential for litigation and foster protection of client's reputation 
• Act as a liaison between the client, project team and/or business unit and Legal ensuring that all legal and contractual matters are addressed 
• Develop and maintain relationship with vendors and client's contract management or procurement function 
• Manages and maintains senior relationships within the operating groups 
• Works closely with the legal team lead, ensures seamless contract formation and contract execution support is delivered to the organization 
• Actively markets and promotes the contract management function within the business unit or geography 
• Promotes Contract Management and the expansion of the function into currently uncovered clients/fulfilling new business 
• Responsible for consultation and escalation to a senior director, of contractual, business or CM positioning issues which are not solved satisfactorily by the project team in a timely manner 
• Responsible for implementation of Contract Management processes 
• Requires analysis and solving of moderately complex problems. Typically creates new solutions, leveraging and, where needed, adapting existing methods and procedures. 
• Requires understanding of the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
• Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor or team leads. Generally interacts with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within client. 
• Requires minimal guidance when determining methods and procedures on new assignments 
• Decisions often impact the team in which they reside and occasionally impact other teams. 
• Manages medium-small sized teams and/or work efforts at a client or within client 

Basic Qualifications: 
• Minimum 4 years' experience in the contract management, legal or procurement field 
• Bachelor's degree and/or advanced degree

Preferred Qualifications:
• Pre-award and post-award hands-on contract management experience
• Able to demonstrate excellent analytical and mathematical skills
• Experience with day-to-day management of complex arrangements
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint(
• Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
• Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
• Comprehensive knowledge of general corporate business practices, government and commercial contracting regulations and principles, subcontracting practices, and accounting and finance principles
• Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills

Professional Skills:
• Able to resolve contract and pricing issues
• Able to advise and interact with all levels of management
• Detail-oriented, organized, flexible
• Able to set priorities and juggle multiple demands
• Able to apply sound business judgement
• Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
• Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
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