K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw and Regina, Saskatchewan; and a potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. We acknowledge that our Saskatchewan offices and facilities are located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 land. These are the territories of the Cree, Salteaux and Sioux, and the homeland of the Métis people. Our Port Moody operation is located on the land of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Kwikwetlam, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. Our organization is committed to having long lasting and deeply rooted relationships with Indigenous people and communities, and is proud to provide job and business opportunities for local people and businesses.

Contracts Specialist

Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Specialist, Contracts, the Contracts Specialist is responsible to provide contracting activity as it applies to the provision of major goods and services required by KSPC. The Contracts Specialist will work with key stakeholders in order to understand their requirements, conduct contractor pre-qualifications, prepare and issuing of bid documents, prepare and distribute proposal addendums,  prepare proposal clarifications and complete commercial evaluations, negotiate terms, write and issue award recommendations, write and issue contracts for execution. The position is also responsible for contract post-award activities such as executing contract amendments and supporting contractual conflict resolutions. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the full range of procurement processes for contracts in a cross-functional group environment

  • Develop and implement contract strategies, support and implement negotiating strategy, and execute the management and delivery of successful contracts

  • Serve as primary contact ensuring all aspects of assigned contracts are met, and establish key requirements, measures and protocols to mitigate risks

  • Lead sourcing development for contracts: participate in project kick off meetings, solicit and evaluate bidder proposals, negotiate commercial terms and conditions, provide recommendations for contract award and issue purchase orders and contracts for equipment, materials, service and construction packages with a broad range of criticality and complexity levels

  • Support and advances internal KPI requirements for cost savings, PO cycle time, PO tracking, Inclusion and Diversity initiatives

You

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years relevant contracts experience, preferably with major projects (>$15M)

  • College Diploma or University degree in Business, Accounting, Purchasing or related field

  • Professional certification including one of Supply Chain Certification, SCM Diploma, SCMP Designation, or equivalent

  • excellent computer skills, including ERPs, Microsoft Office. SAP MM and Ariba experience are an asset

  • Knowledge of legislation and regulatory environment as it relates to contracts and supply chain management

  • Demonstrated relationship building skills

  • Strong written and verbal skills

The preferred location of this position is Bethune mine (Regina or Moose Jaw), however the candidate could also work out of our Saskatoon office.

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.

Us

By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world: We are optimistic about our future, collaborative in building it, and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations.

We are committed to being a company where every employee can contribute, grow and thrive, and where we reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. We are working toward a truly inclusive environment, because we know that the amazing array of differences in our backgrounds, competencies, experiences, race, gender, age, beliefs, sexual orientation, identity and their intersections is key to the longevity, sustainability and growth of our organization.

In a career with K+S Potash Canada (KSPC), you can look forward to:

Good People and Great Culture

Be part of a team committed to building an innovative and diverse culture. KSPC is growing our business, delivering exciting new opportunities, and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth

We support your growth and potential through professional development, training, and a robust performance recognition program.

Valuable Compensation

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 a short-term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits

Our comprehensive, employer-paid benefits program includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental, as well as competitive Retirement benefits, Employee and Family Assistance Program, paid work time to help out in your community (volunteer with a sports team or a charitable organization of your choice) and more! We offer a Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, or a Wellness Account that covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and your gym membership.

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