Project Manager or Civil Superintendent for Purchasing/Contracts Position - Head Office, Morriston, ON
The Civil Purchasing & Contracts Negotiator is responsible for contract negotiation and tactical procurement of civil related subcontractors, commodities, supplies, equipment and services to be used by the organization, in coordination with the estimating and operations departments.
- Negotiate awards and finalize contractual agreements of materials, equipment, subcontractors and service level agreements.
- Ensure all agreements meet the project needs in terms of delivery, service, quality and cost.
- Ensure all contract agreements are fully inclusive of all scope of work and wherever preferable add or consolidate scope while eliminating any exposure of risk in terms on contract content and terms.
- Focus on developing and maintaining suppliers/subcontractor relationships to meet project requirements as well as providing NAC with a competitive edge at time of tender submission.
- Identify and act on problems and concerns by either party, resolving to mutual satisfaction by all.
- Contract management and planning for the supply and demand of NAC.
- Cost saving budgeting and targeting.
- Proactively liaise with project teams and other internal departments as necessary.
- Utilize and maintain the corporate purchasing policies and procedures where appropriate
- Minimum of 7+ year’s progressive experience in the general contracting business -- heavy construction industry. Note: Individuals with progressive heavy civil construction experience & some exposure to purchasing with the ability to negotiate contracts are encouraged to apply (ie. Trade Superintendents, Project Managers, Business Development Specialists/Managers with heavy construction experience).
- Experience negotiating vendor agreements and subcontracts including the ability to assess and mitigate risk with vendors and suppliers through well-structured agreements, including subcontracts, equipment components and materials.
- Ability to establish, maintain and leverage vendor relationships which includes travel when appropriate.
- Understanding of contract laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to corporate and construction purchasing practices.
- Possess a strong business sense, ability to identify and apply appropriate performance metrics to measure results, as well as strong analytical skills and data to enable informed decisions.
- Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Must be proficient in reading and interpreting construction contract drawings and specifications, including scope of work across all disciplines.
- Strong writing skills for creating reports, correspondence, contracts, requests, bids, and other documentation.
- Demonstrated understanding of integrated supply chain and logistics concepts and theories.
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization and with external stakeholders.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)
- A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
- Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments and key business partners.
- Able to work efficiently as a part of a team, as well as independently and work outside of standard business hours, when required.
- Excellent time and project management skills.