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Senior Contracts Specialist

Richmond, BC
Sr. Contracts Specialist
We’re on the hunt for a Senior Contracts Specialist for our Contracts team at our Richmond office.
Our mission is to turn data into insight. From detecting changes in fragile ecosystems to monitoring northern ice floes and shipping routes, our near-real time data of Earth observation and the environment makes our Geo-intelligence team a leader in geospatial imagery, ground stations, enterprise geospatial systems and defense programs. As our Senior Contracts Specialist, you will be a critical member of the Geo-intelligence Team. The position reports into the Legal Department with the Vice President of Geo-Intelligence being a key client/stakeholder. The successful candidate will be responsible for leadership in complex procurements for Projects.

Type – Permanent Full time
Location - Richmond, BC. 
Schedule - Hybrid - Monday to Friday - 3 days in office
Benefits – RRSP, Medical, Dental, paid vacation and many more great benefits.

The Role:
The Senior Contracts Specialist will focus on end-to-end support of subcontracts. Key portfolio activities include development of procurement strategies, lead and coordinate industry engagement, tender evaluation, and negotiation; program dedicated reporting (including risk), claims, and contract change management. The incumbent will oversee multidisciplinary teams in management of subcontractor deliverables by delivering on time, on cost, and on quality in line with projects’ requirements. This senior role does not have direct reports.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop Procurement Strategies in conjunction with projects, including assessment of industrial capacity, make/buy decisions, and establish scope and budget for complex ‘buys’.
  • Produce a procurement/contracting strategy detailing the procurement commitments for bids and projects. Identify and mobilize multi-disciplinary procurement expertise in all aspects of bids and projects.
  • Lead Industry Engagement for Complex Procurements.
  • According to procurement/contracting strategies & project constraints, organize overall for the project the tender evaluation & supplier selection/negotiation process for complex procurements.
  • Interpret and make stakeholders aware of the implications of contractual language and possible flow-down requirements from prime contracts.
  • Contract Drafting.
  • Prepares, presents, and executes agreement documents covering contracts, teaming, cooperation, confidentiality, licensing, personal services consulting, and representatives (agency) for both sales and procurements.
  • Progress and Reporting. Regularly reports and reviews procurement/contract performance with project and the supply management organization. Keep documented records of commitments made and understandings between the company and its customers, subcontractors, or suppliers.
  • Ensure adherence to procurement processes. Stay informed and make others aware of the line of business procurement activities, procedures, and policies. Ensure that the line of business is cognizant of the requirement to have these agreements properly expressed and executed in a timely manner to protect the interests of client. Must be able to apply procedures and standards sensibly.
  • Continuous Improvement Advocacy and Management. Continuously align, improve, and modernize procurement/contracting practices to improve business performance and customer satisfaction. 

Job Requirements:
  • Post-secondary education, including either a technical or business management certificate from a recognized institute of technology or a university degree in the field of accounting, business, science, law, or engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in complex procurements/contracts. Experience with Canadian government contracts would be advantageous as well as familiarity with government standard acquisition regulations and standard terms, such as SACC, DFAR, FAR and DEFCON requirements, and export regulations.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability that includes effective communication, interpersonal, and negotiating skills to operate effectively with all with organizational work experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to this position.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as a member of a high performing team.
  • Ability to collaborate broadly with peers and stakeholders, internally within client, and with partners and customers. Must be able to build and maintain professional relationships both within and outside of the engineering disciplines.
  • High motivation with a proven ability to adapt quickly in dynamic environments.
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems as well as MS Office proficiency.

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