Senior IT Contracts Specialist

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Senior IT Contracts Specialist

Calgary, AB


Posted Date: 14/04/2022

Job ID: AW529673414

Information Technology

If you are a talented and experienced Senior IT Contracts Specialist, David Aplin Group has the right opportunity for you! Our Vancouver-based client is looking for someone who will be responsible for preparing, negotiating, and administering IT contracts for strategic contracts.
This is a 12- month contract and is available to candidates specifically in Vancouver, BC, and Calgary, AB.
Benefits & Perks:
  • Work in a diverse and inclusive organization
  • Growth and Development opportunities
  • Implement agreements with strategic suppliers with a $10M - $50M+ contract value
  • Liaises with suppliers, acting as a central point of contact for contractual issues
  • Leads and manages a group of matrixed team members including senior managers and directors across the enterprise (Legal, Risk, Tax, Finance, Procurement, and T&I) as well as supplier account teams
  • Provides Subject Matter Expertise for consulting, cloud and software spend from initiation of requirements, engagement of suppliers for proposals, coordination of financial documents, engagement of Procurement, interaction with Legal, presentation of a contract to executives for signoff, etc.
  • Develops trusted advisor relationships and provides leadership and valued contracting advice to facilitate the effective management and completion of procurement initiatives
  • Draft and review IT vendor contracts independently or in partnership with legal counsel including but not limited to consulting services agreements and SOWs, software end-user license agreements, maintenance-support agreements, outsourced service level agreements, hardware, and cloud-based services agreements
  • Take a leadership role in the preparation of responses to solicitations
  • Mentor more junior IT Contracts Management Specialists with contract negotiation
  • Bachelor’s degree in the supply chain, business administration, logistics, finance, engineering, or related discipline required
  • 10+ years’ experience in leading contract negotiation, pricing, and procurement activities
  • Background in or general knowledge of information technology hardware and software
  • A deep understanding of IT contracting and commercial concepts and processes, coupled with strong negotiation skills and the dexterity to lead complex commercial negotiations
  • Basic understanding of accounting (accruals, payment cycle, capitalization, budgeting)
  • Extraordinary communication skills, both verbal and written, with the sufficiency to adapt to different audiences, including demonstrated ability to effectively present commercial concepts clearly and concisely
  • Experience in contracts management and/or supply chain operations, with demonstrated capability in strategy development, contract drafting and negotiation, supplier relationship and performance management, and strategic sourcing
  • Experience in successfully leading large cross-functional or multi-disciplinary teams to develop and execute projects, initiatives, strategies, or other large opportunities and drive superior results and value creation
Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated.
Job ID: AW529673414
If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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