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Contract Associate Manager

Ref: CA_EN_6_919740_1384234

Posted 5 days ago
Toronto, Ontario
Contract Type

Contract Associate Manager

Duration:  1 year 

Location:  Toronto


  • Lead/participate in contract management team on a specific project or account or operate as the contract management lead on small to medium accounts or portfolios reporting into a senior leader;
  • Work with client engagement teams and client counterparts to assist with day to day contract management support and to understand delivery requirements;
  • Demonstrate the value of the contract management function with business and account leaders
  • Be a role model for contract management staff and demonstrate leadership qualities by participating in wider contract management activities
  • Supervise, mentor and coach junior contract management staff allocated to a specific project or account to ensure most effective utilisation of resources
  • Participate in the review of performance standards for junior staff;
  • Provide input for priority setting and performance achievement process for junior staff;
  • Assist with assessing training and education needs for junior staff on a specific project or account, when operating as the contract management lead; and
  • Participate in the development and delivery of contract/commercial training modules for contract management staff on a specific project or account.
  • Identify contract and commercial risks and issues and proposes appropriate mitigation strategies or solutions for approval;
  • Escalate matters in a timely and controlled fashion (in accordance with prescribed guidelines) and ensure affected parties are notified in an appropriate manner; and
  • Draft and review appropriate reports in compliance with contract management processes and account delivery requirements
  • Provide support for pre-award sales activities including supporting the development of responses to client RFPs or similar, working with business to draft contract schedules and participate in negotiations; and
  • Draft Statements of Work, Change Requests, Arrangement Letters, Subcontracts and Non-Disclosure Agreements (not exclusive), working with project leadership to provide timely reviews and quality contractual documents that are fit for purpose and collaborating with other internal organizations; and
  • Implement contract management processes on a specific project or account;
  • Ensure all contract relevant policies and procedures applicable to an account are identified and communicated to relevant personnel and
  • Work with delivery and finance leads to identify and flex appropriate contract levers affecting revenue, cost and profit
  • Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5 yrs. relevant experience as a contract manager with exposure to complex, risky deals with proven team management experience;  (sales-side contracting preferred)
  • Must have Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience leading teams with good/impactful executive presence;
  • Able to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external executives and be capable of contributing and influencing key commercial and contracting decisions; 
  • Basic understanding of general commercial contracting regulations and principles and subcontracting practices
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of legal principles as they relate to commercial and contract management

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