K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group Company, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and a world-class potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. Bethune mine, formerly known as the Legacy Project, is the first new potash mine in Saskatchewan in nearly fifty years. KSPC celebrated the Grand Opening of Bethune in May 2017 and projects it will reach a production capacity of 2 million tonnes by the end of 2017. The Bethune mine has created new job opportunities for Saskatchewan workers and new business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to this major economic development. All sales and distribution of the potash produced at the Bethune mine will be carried out through the K+S Group’s experienced and well-established global distribution structures. For more information visit www.ks-potashcanada.com.
K+S Potash Canada has been recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s Top Employers for 2018.
Contracts Specialist Term – Projects
Based in our Saskatoon office the Contracts Specialist Term - Projects position is responsible to provide contracting activity as it applies to services and goods required by the KSPC Port Project. This includes but is not limited to; vendor pre-qualification, tendering process, tender evaluation, contract negotiation, vendor recommendation, customer acceptance, contract execution and administration. This role will have a direct impact on the costs and profitability of K+S Potash Canada.
This is a full-time 12 month term position.
The successful candidate will:
•Contribute to contract strategies, support and implement negotiating strategy and execute the management and delivery of successful contracts
•Support development of Contract Management Plans to ensure all aspects of assigned contracts are met, establish key requirements, measures and protocols to mitigate risks
•Working with End Users, qualify suppliers to reduce risk and increase ROI
•Develop and complete RFQ documents, working with End Users to define Scope of Work.
•Lead tender process
•Review commercial portion of quotes, prepare bid comparisons
•Lead bid review team and negotiations.
•Prepare Letters of Recommendation and Contract Documents
•Evaluate and recommend on contract changes to ensure effectiveness of change management and financial implications.
•Manage commercial activities related to assigned contracts to ensure consistency with contract terms and conditions
•Participate in progress review meetings
•Understand and align to strategies, priorities and plans
K+S Potash Canada recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Qualifying requirements for this role:
•Must have Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Purchasing.
•10+ years’ of experience in the contracts field for multiple large projects.
•Advanced Excel skills
•Technical background in engineering considered an asset
•Supply Chain Certification, SCM Diploma, SCMP Designation considered an asset
•SAP knowledge considered an asset
•Experience with various types of contracts pertaining to goods and services
•Knowledge of legislation and regulatory environment as it relates to purchasing and supply chain management.
•Strong communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
•Ability to influence
•Presentation and Facilitation skills.
•Ability to lead and facilitate cross-functional teams
•Commitment to achieving results in a fast paced changing environment
•Has strong understanding of the regulatory environment as applicable to subject matter.
•Must be authorized to legally work in Canada.
•Successful candidates must be eligible to travel outside of Canada as travel may be required
Successful candidates may be entitled to relocation assistance.
Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.
To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by March 15, 2018.
Amazing Opportunities at K+S Potash Canada while building your career.
Good People and Great Culture
Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.
Challenge and Growth
We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.
Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.
A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits PLUS great extras such as:
•Paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity!
•A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.
•Employee and Family Assistance Program: supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.
We have a competitive time off program including:
•PLUS days – up to (40 hours) to use as needed (take care of the unexpected, enjoy a long weekend or have a “me” day.)
•16 additional hours at two years of service and an additional 24 hours at five years of service with our competitive vacation policy.
See yourself here, join the team!